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NHL Capsules: Lightning beat Rangers, move within 4 points of playoff spot

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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone (12) celebrates in front of New York Rangers left wing Brandon Dubinsky (17) and left wing Carl Hagelin (62) after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime during an NHL hockey game Tuesday March 2, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 4-3 in overtime.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. - Ryan Malone scored 1:58 into overtime as the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a two-goal deficit to beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.

Malone beat Henrik Lundqvist from the slot as his game-winner stopped a personal 10-game goal drought.

Brandon Dubinsky got the Rangers even at 3 from the left circle with 3:27 left in the third.

Steven Stamkos scored his league-leading 45th goal from slot at 10:17 of the third to give the Lightning a 3-2 lead.

Tom Pyatt and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, who moved within four points of eighth-place Winnipeg in the East. Purcell added two assists.

Artem Anisimov and Marian Gaborik had other Rangers' goals. New York dropped to 29-1-3 when scoring the game's first goal.

DEVILS 5, CAPITALS 0

WASHINGTON (AP) Zach Parise notched a hat trick before a crunching hit from two players sent him to the locker room midway through the second period, and the New Jersey Devils snapped a four-game skid.

Parise raised his total to a team-high 27 goals including pairing with a somersaulting Dainius Zubrus for two that came 29 seconds apart but left the game at the 9:40 mark of the second period, when he was sandwiched between Washington forwards Matt Hendricks and Brooks Laich near the boards.

Parise stayed down for a bit while being checked, then was helped off the ice. He was on the bench in the third period, smiling while chatting with teammates, and played briefly on a power play with about six minutes left.

Devils goalie Johan Hedberg, playing in place of Martin Brodeur for the first time since Feb. 9, made 23 saves for his first win since Feb. 4 against Philadelphia. Hedberg collected his third shutout of the season and 20th of his career.

RED WINGS 6, WILD 0

DETROIT (AP) Jimmy Howard made 19 saves for his 11th career shutout, Valtteri Filppula had two goals and an assist, and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and two assists in the Red Wings' win over the Minnesota Wild.

The Red Wings snapped the two-game skid at home that followed their NHL-record 23-game winning streak in Detroit.

Ian White a goal and an assist and Brendan Smith and Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings. Niklas Kronwall had three assists. It was Howard's sixth shutout of the season.

Detroit captain Nicklas Lidstrom missed his second game with a deep bone bruise to his right ankle. He is expected to miss at least two more games.

BLACKHAWKS 2, SENATORS 1

OTTAWA (AP) Marian Hossa scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the Ottawa Senators.

Bryan Bickell also scored for the Blackhawks, while Ray Emery, making his first appearance in Ottawa since having his contract bought out in 2008, made 25 saves.

Milan Michalek scored the lone goal for the Senators, while Robin Lehner, making his third straight start for injured goalie Craig Anderson, stopped 37 shots.

The third period featured end-to-end action as both Lehner and Emery, playing in his 200th NHL career game, needed to make some big saves.

STARS 3, OILERS 1

EDMONTON (AP) Kari Lehtonen made 19 saves for his 25th win of the season as the Dallas Stars beat the Edmonton Oilers.

Michael Ryder, Radek Dvorak and Tomas Vincour scored for the Stars, who have won five of their last six with the lone loss coming in a shootout against Pittsburgh.

Sam Gagner scored the only goal for the Oilers, who have lost three of their last four and remained second-to-last in the NHL.

There was a bit of a scare for the Oilers early on as Taylor Hall crashed into the boards and skated gingerly to the bench, but he was able to return and play the rest of the game.

DUCKS 3, FLAMES 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Getzlaf scored the winning goal with 46 seconds left to give Anaheim a victory over Calgary, extending the Ducks' home winning streak against the Flames to 15 games.

The Ducks nearly scored on a long shot with 10 seconds left, but defenceman Mark Giordano scrambled after the puck sailing toward the empty net. His desperation swipe with his stick came just as the puck was about to cross the goal-line.

Jonas Hiller made 27 saves for the Ducks, whose winning streak at home against Calgary is their longest against one opponent in franchise history. They outshot the Flames in all three periods while snapping a two-game skid.

Getzlaf took a short pass from Corey Perry and fired a one-timer from the right circle at 19:20 for the go-ahead goal.


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