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wash­ing­ton» Nick­las Back­strom scored 1:36 into over­time, help­ing the Wash­ing­ton Cap­i­tals beat the Bos­ton Bru­ins 4-3 af­ter blow­ing a three-goal lead Wed­nes­day night.

Justin Wil­liams scored twice and Daniel Win­nik also had a goal to put Wash­ing­ton ahead 3-0 six min­utes into the sec­ond pe­riod.

Af­ter Win­nik’s tally, Wash­ing­ton went over 26 min­utes with­out a shot on goal. Bos­ton dom­i­nated the fi­nal five min­utes of the sec­ond pe­riod, when Do­minic Moore and David Pas­tr­nak beat goal­tender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller’s power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.


Eric Staal scored yet another goal against the Maple Leafs, lift­ing the Wild to a 3-2 vic­tory. Staal has 47 points in 43 ca­reer games against Toronto, and three of his six goals this sea­son have come against the Leafs.


Habs hurt­ing. Mon­treal for­wards Alex Galchenyuk and David De­shar­nais are ex­pected to be side­lined six to eight weeks be­cause of knee in­juries. Galchenyuk leads the team in scor­ing with 23 points on nine goals and 14 as­sists. … John Scott, the en­forcer who made an un­likely run to the NHL’s All-Star Game last sea­son, re­tired. The 34-year-old Scott made head­lines last sea­son when he was voted into the all-star tour­na­ment. He played for the Coy­otes for part of the sea­son and still served as Pa­cific Divi­sion cap­tain af­ter be­ing traded to the Cana­di­ens and de­moted to the AHL. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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