Capitals rally to stay alive
Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game early in the third period, and the Capitals staved off elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs by rallying from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Islanders 3-2 in Toronto.
Evgeny Kuznetsov added a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who still trail the series 3-1. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Matthew Barzal scored for the Islanders, who will have another chance to wrap up the series Thursday in Game 5.
♦ Carter Hart stopped 29 shots for his second consecutive shutout, Michael Raffl and Phil Myers scored and the Flyers blanked the Canadiens 2-0 in Toronto to take a 3-1 lead in their series. The Flyers will go for the clincher in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Hart, who turned 22 last week, became the first goalie to notch back-to-back postseason shutouts before his 23rd birthday since Felix Potvin did it for the Maple Leafs in 1994.
♦ John Klingberg scored the tiebreaking goal 1:12 into the third period, Anton Khudobin made 28 saves and the Stars edged the
Flames 2-1 in Edmonton, Alberta, to grab a 3-2 lead in their series. The Stars can wrap up the series by winning Game 6 on Thursday.
♦ The Blues said wing Vladimir Tarasenko will miss the rest of the team’s series against the Canucks in Edmonton after aggravating his surgically repaired left shoulder. The series is tied 2-2.