Wednesday’s NHL GAMES

Capitals 4, Rangers 3, OT


Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and Matt Niskanen had the winner as the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers in overtime. Ovechkin has six goals in six games to start the season after scoring 49 last year. His 24 career goals against Henrik Lundqvist are the most against any goaltender in the NHL. Niskanen beat Lundqvist 2:18 into overtime, putting the puck into an empty net as Lundqvist lunged to try to stop the shot. John Carlson had Washington’s other goal. Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced in arguably his best game of this season. Mika Zibanejad, Jimmy Vesey and Chris Kreider scored for New York. Lundqvist made 34 saves.

Canadiens 3, Blues 2


Brendan Gallagher scored with 11 seconds left to give the Montreal Canadiens their third straight victory, over the St. Louis Blues. Gallagher tipped a loose puck past goalie Jake Allen after jumping on a bad giveaway by defenseman Colton Parayko in front of the net. Max Domi and Mike Reilly each scored their first goal of the season to help Montreal improve to 4-1-1. Carey Price made 23 saves for his second victory of the season after missing two games because of the flu. Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn scored for St. Louis, and Allen made 20 saves. The Blues dropped to 1-3-2. Just 39 seconds into the game, Domi put the home team in front with his first goal of the season.

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