NHL roundup: Flyers edge Caps for crucial points

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[March 31, 2016]  The Sports Xchange
 
 PHILADELPHIA -- If Wednesday night is any indication, a potential playoff matchup between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers will be awfully fun.

Nick Cousins and Sam Gagner both scored in the shootout and the Flyers -- the league's worst shootout team since 2005 -- earned a 2-1 victory against the league's best team.

Alexander Ovechkin's 44th goal of the season broke a scoreless tie 1:28 into the third period. With a Capitals power play coming to an end, Ovechkin set up in his office, the top of the left circle, and took pass from Kuznetsov before firing a hard wrist shot over the glove of Mason.

Claude Giroux fired a slap shot from the left point that was perfectly redirected by Brayden Schenn for the Flyers equalizer.

Senators 2, Jets 1

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Alex Chiasson scored midway through the third period to lift Ottawa over Winnipeg.

Ryan Dzingel passed the puck to the front of the net, and it bounced off Mark Scheifele's skate and went right to Chiasson, who beat Michael Hutchinson for his eighth goal of the season.

Scheifele had evened the score with his 26th goal of the season just over two minutes earlier fpor the Jets.

Zach Smith scored his career-high 22nd goal of the season early in the first period for the Senators.

Ducks 8, Flames 3

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals, Corey Perry added his 32nd goal and Ryan Kesler contributed a goal and three assists as Anaheim routed Calgary at the Honda Center.

Brandon Pirri, Jamie McGinn, Shea Theodore and Nate Thompson also scored for the Ducks, who used their third consecutive victory to move into first place in the Pacific Division by one point over the idle Los Angeles Kings.

Hunter Shinkaruk, Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie scored for the Flames, who sustained their fifth loss in seven games.

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