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Peter Bondra scored three of his four goals in...

LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 3 -- Peter Bondra scored three of his four goals in the third period Saturday night and Michal Pivonka completed a five-point game by scoring 1:21 into overtime to guide the Washington Capitals to a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the New York Islanders. Bondra, who notched his fifth career hat trick, had six points and Pivonka scored twice and set up three third-period goals for the Capitals. The game-winning goal was started by Keith Jones, who fed the puck from the right corner to Bondra behind the net. Bondra centered to Pivonka, who scored from the low slot on a backhander. Washington has won four of its last five games and is 3-1 against the Islanders this season. Bondra's natural hat trick in the third period completed his four-goal effort and helped Washington erase a 5-2 deficit. The Capitals are 3-1-5 in overtime this season. Derek King had a goal and two assists for the Islanders, who have lost six of their last seven games. New York has lost seven of its last eight games against Washington with the last two losses coming in overtime. Washington goalie Jim Carey was pulled with just under six minutes left in the first period after allowing two goals on five shots. But Carey returned after Olaf Kolzig gave up two goals on seven shots and allowed only one goal thereafter to improve to 22-15-4. Goals by Niklas Andersson, Martin Straka and Alexander Semak staked the Islanders to a 3-1 lead after the first period.

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After Bondra's first score was sandwiched around goals by Todd Bertuzzi and Derek King, New York led 5-2 entering the third period. But Bondra scored three times. His first of the period and second of the game came at 5:54 when he collected a shot blocked by Zigmund Palffy and beat goaltender Tommy Soderstrom between the pads with a shot along the ice. Bondra drew the Capitals to within 5-4 with 9:25 left, beating Soderstrom to the far side with a low shot from the right circle. Exactly two minutes later Bondra netted the equalizer, his 32nd goal of the year. Joe Juneau shot the puck from the lower part of the right circle and the rebound was kicked by Pivonka to Bondra, who scored into an empty net from the top of the crease.

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