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Flyers Blow Lead and Fall to Capitals

From Associated Press

The Washington Capitals made it a lost weekend for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing for the second time in less than 24 hours, the Flyers blew a one-goal lead late in regulation and lost, 3-2, in overtime Sunday at Landover, Md. The loss followed a defeat at Pittsburgh a day earlier and extended Philadelphia’s winless streak to four games (0-2-2).

Steve Konowalchuk’s second goal of the game, with 39.7 seconds left in overtime, provided Washington with its first victory at home against Philadelphia since February 1992.

“We’ve battled them a lot, but always seem to fall short,” said Washington’s Pat Peake, who tied the score with 7:23 left in regulation. “Philadelphia is a team we’ve had trouble beating, so to come back from a goal down is huge.”

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Montreal 5, Boston 4--Martin Rucinsky had two goals and an assist to lift the Canadiens over the Bruins in Boston’s final visit to the Forum in Montreal.

Valeri Bure, Brian Savage and Pierre Turgeon also scored for Montreal. Sandy Moger scored twice while Dave Reid and Adam Oates also had goals for Boston, which outshot Montreal, 38-21, including 19-2 in the third period.

The Forum opened in 1924 and the Canadiens are to move into a new home March 16.


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