Green gives Capitals 3-2 win over Flyers in OT

Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr (16) attempts to shoot the puck on Philadelphia Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, as Flyers' Mike Richards, top, looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

November 7, 2010 5:05:19 PM PST
Mike Green scored a power-play goal 29 seconds into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

It was Green's fourth goal of the season. Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for the Capitals, who moved ahead of Philadelphia into the Eastern Conference lead.

Nikolay Zherdev and Ville Leino scored for Philadelphia, which had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Flyers haven't won seven in a row since January 2002.

Braden Holtby made his first NHL start in goal for the Capitals, making 23 saves. Holtby earned a standing ovation with 9½ minutes left in the third period after a pair of saves on point-blank shots to preserve the tie during a flurry of Flyers activity in front of the net.


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