NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Connolly was calling for the puck

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Connolly was calling for the puck

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as he skated up the left side. He quickly put the Washington Capitals ahead when he got a cross-ice pass from John Carlson and helped the Capitals keep their winning streak going.Connolly scored the tiebreaking goal on a one-timer from the left circle with 6:24 left in the third period John Hayden Jersey , and the Capitals beat the New York Rangers 5-3 Saturday for their season-high fifth straight win.“A little bit of open ice,” Connolly said of his fourth goal of the season. “(Carlson) saw me over there, I was calling for it. … I got a good piece of it and it went right where I wanted it.”Alex Ovechkin, Nic Dowd, Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson also scored for defending Stanley Cup champion Washington, and Carlson had three assists. Pheonix Copley, starting in place of Braden Holtby, stopped 27 shots.“Good team win, we’re playing really well as of late,” Connolly said. “We’re starting to get that feeling again through our room … like we had toward the end of last year.”The Capitals, who have rallied after giving up the first goal in four of their wins during their streak, trailed 1-0 after one period and by two midway through the second before scoring three straight to take the lead heading to the third.“We’re always believing we’re in games,” Connolly said. “We’re finding ways to win.”Ryan Strome had tied the score 3-3 on a wraparound at 5:30 of the final period — his first goal with the Rangers since being acquired from Edmonton on Nov. 16.Connolly, who also had an assist, then gave Washington the lead back Authentic Jonathan Toews Jersey , and Wilson added an empty-netter with 1:08 left for his fourth. He has nine points in seven games since returning from a season-opening suspension that sidelined him for 16 games.Jimmy Vesey, Brady Skjei and Ryan Strome scored for the Rangers, who lost their second straight, ending a seven-game winning streak on home ice. Kevin Hayes had two assists and Alexandar Georgiev finished with 23 saves.Trailing 1-0, the Capitals came out with increased intensity in the second period and scored three goals while outshooting the Rangers 15-9.“You can’t take a period off against anyone, let alone the defending Stanley Cup champions,” Rangers coach David Quinn said. “If you’re going to have a chance to beat them, you’re going to have to stay on them for 60 minutes. You can have lapses where you don’t play well, but they can’t be 20-minute lapses.”Just 31 seconds after Skjei doubled the Rangers’ lead, Dowd tipped Carlson’s shot for his second to pull the Capitals back within one midway through the second.Vrana then tied it with his sixth as he beat Georgiev with a backhander with 3:33 left.Ovechkin put the Capitals ahead, tipping Carlson’s pass from the right side with 30 seconds left. It was Ovechkin’s 17th goal, tying him for the league lead with Boston’s David Pastrnak and Buffalo’s Jeff Skinner.“(Dowd’s) goal is huge,” Wilson said. “We know when we’re not playing the way we want to. We know when it has to turn around. … They’ve been playing some good hockey at home, so it was big for us to be able to do that.”Near the midpoint of the second, Skjei scored on a rebound of Brendan Smith’s shot that came off the end boards and right to him on the outside edge of the left circle at 9:39 to make it 2-0 on the Rangers’ first shot on goal of the period.Vesey gave New York a 1-0 lead less than 15 seconds after coming out of the penalty box near the midpoint of the first. Hayes brought the puck up the left side on a 2-on-1 rush Custom Minnesota Wild Jerseys , cut toward the net and dropped the puck back to Jesper Fast, who tapped it to the right, and a trailing Vesey put it under a sprawled Copley’s left pad for his eighth at 9:12.NOTES: Ovechkin’s goal was his 624th, pulling one behind Jarome Iginla and Joe Sakic for 15th place on the NHL’s career list. Ovechkin now has 33 goals and 51 points in 54 career games against the Rangers. … The Capitals have outscored opponents 35-23 in the second period. … Capitals also won the first meeting 4-3 in OT at home on Oct. 17. The teams play two more times, Feb. 24 at Washington, and March 3 back at Madison Square Garden. … LW Timothy Gettinger made his NHL debut one day after being called up from Hartford of the AHL. He was sent back down after the game. … Strome now has four goals and 14 points in 19 games against the Capitals.UP NEXTCapitals: At the New York Islanders on Monday night.Rangers: Host Ottawa on Monday night to cap a stretch of five of six at home. NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Murray stopped 28 shots to keep up his strong play since returning from an injury, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 7-2 on Wednesday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Kris Letang and Dominik Simon each had a goal and an assist. Zach Aston-Reese and Tanner Pearson also scored to help the Penguins win for the ninth time in 10 games. Patric Hornqvist had two assists.Murray improved to 6-0 with a 1.49 goals-against average in six games since coming back from a lower-body injury Dec. 15. He also moved to 8-0 in his career against the Rangers, including the playoffs.Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich scored for the Rangers. They are 2-0-2 in their previous four games and 2-0-5 in their past seven at home.Henrik Lundqvist, picked as an All-Star for the fifth time earlier in the day, gave up six goals on 18 shots before he was pulled less than five minutes into the third period. Alexandar Georgiev replaced him and finished with six saves.OILERS 3, COYOTES 1GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Connor McDavid scored two goals and assisted on another to help Edmonton beat Arizona to end a six-game losing streak.McDavid raised his team-leading total to 61 points (23 goals Patrick Kane Jersey , 38 assists). He began the night fourth in the NHL in scoring, and has 12 points in the past five games.Leon Draisaitl scored his 22nd of the season for Edmonton, his sixth goal in five games. Draisaitl also had an assist and Mikko Koskinen stopped 29 shots for his 12th win.Brad Richardson scored for Arizona.CANUCKS 4, SENATORS 3, OTOTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Elias Pettersson completed a hat trick in overtime and Vancouver held off Ottawa.Pettersson’s second goal put Vancouver ahead 3-1 early in the third period, but Christian Wolanin and Mark Stone scored for Ottawa, with Stone tying it with 50 seconds left.Pettersson won it by burying a 2-on-1 feed from Brock Boeser. Pettersson was named an All-Star for the first time earlier in the day. The 20-year-old rookie has 22 goals.Sven Baertschi also scored for the Canucks, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 30 shots.Matt Duchene also scored for the Senators.STARS 5, DEVILS 4DALLAS (AP) — Miro Heiskanen celebrated his first All-Star nod with two goals, including a third-period tiebreaker, to lift Dallas past New Jersey.Heiskanen and Tyler Seguin each scored twice after Jamie Benn tied it at 1 in the first period. Heiskanen, a 19-year-old rookie defenseman, has nine goals.Seguin and Benn have been under scrutiny since Stars CEO Jim Lites ripped Dallas’ highest-paid players Friday for “terrible play.” Seguin ended a five-game goal drought that dated almost two weeks. Benn scored in his second straight game but didn’t play for most of the final two periods because of an upper-body injury.Kyle Palmieri, Jesper Bratt , Drew Stafford and Brian Boyle scored for New Jersey.FLAMES 5, RED WINGS 3DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau’s power-play goal with 10:23 left lifted Calgary past Detroit.Detroit led 2-0 after one period, but the Flames rallied to hand the Red Wings their sixth straight loss. Sean Monahan, TJ Brodie, Elias Lindholm and Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary.Darren Helm, Jacob de la Rose and Andreas Athanasiou scored for Detroit.Gaudreau put the Flames ahead 4-3 after a slick play by Matthew Tkachuk, who stickhandled below the goal line and then slipped a pass between goalie Jimmy Howard and the side of the net. Gaudreau was in front to tap in the puck for his 22nd goal of the season.SHARKS 5, AVALANCHE 4DENVER (AP) — Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each had a goal and three assists, Martin Jones made 31 saves and San Jose held off Colorado.Evander Kane, Joonas Donskoi and Lukas Radil also scored for the Sharks. They extended Colorado’s recent slide after a 9-0-2 stretch lifted the Avalanche into first place in the Central Division in early December.Tyson Jost scored twice, and Matt Calvert and Tyson Barrie also had goals for Colorado. The Avalanche have dropped six in a row, two in overtime, and are 3-8-3 since Dec. 4.

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