Voracek scores in OT, lifts Flyers over Caps
WASHINGTON – Jakub Voracek scored 38 seconds into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night in the teams' final game before the All-Star break.
Voracek's second goal of the night stopped the Flyers' three-game losing streak and the Capitals' two-game winning streak. Brayden Schenn and Ryan White also scored for Philadelphia.
Despite 28 saves from Braden Holtby, the Caps lost at home for the first time since Nov. 19 against the Dallas Stars.
•BAD TIME FOR A BREAK: Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, Steven Stamkos scored his 21st goal and the host Lightning beat the Maple Leafs 1-0. Tampa Bay entered the All-Star break having won eight of its past nine games. Jonathan Bernier stopped 28 shots for the Maple Leafs, who have lost nine of 10 (1-7-2).
•AWAY FROM THE MIC: Broadcasting legend Bob Miller, the longtime voice of the Kings, will take a medical leave of absence. The Hall of Famer, 77, is scheduled to have heart bypass surgery.
•SIDNEY'S SURGE: The Penguins enter the break on a 5-1-2 spurt, fueled in part by Sidney Crosby's embrace of new head coach Mike Sullivan's teamwide challenge to his players to get their hands dirty. After only six goals and 13 assists in his first 28 games, Crosby has 14 points in his past 11 games, some of them coming in traffic near the net.