NHL: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 (OT)


WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Green's one-timer in overtime Sunday delivered the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.

The contest went to extra session after both teams scored once each in the first and second periods and the third was scoreless.


The NHL's leading goal-scorer, Washington's Alexander Ovechkin, put in his 47th on the power play at 2:28 of the first to give the winners a quick 1-0 lead.

Sean Avery's sixth made it 1-1 before the period ended and Chris Drury's 18th gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead at 9:25 of the second.

Boyd Gordon's fifth 15 seconds before the second period expired made it 2-2.

Olaf Kolzig stopped 31 of 33 shots for the Capitals, who have won three of their last four games.

Stephen Valiquette stopped 21 of 24 shots for the Rangers, who had a four-game road winning streak snapped.

The two-point win vaulted Washington back into first place in the Southeast Division over idle Carolina.

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