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                ***** National Hockey League Game Capsules *****
                            (Wednesday, February 25)
                      Final Score: Calgary 3, New Jersey 1
 Newark,  NJ  ( -  Sean Monahan  scored the game-winning goal
 early  in the third period to lift the Calgary Flames to a much-needed 3-1 win
 over  the  New Jersey  Devils on  Wednesday. Curtis  Glencross and T.J. Brodie
 also  lit  the lamp and Karri  Ramo made 26 saves  for the Flames, who ended a
 three-game  skid  and vaulted  into the  second wild card  spot in the Western
 Conference,  passing idle  Minnesota.  Mike Cammalleri  provided New  Jersey's
 lone  marker and Cory Schneider stopped 23-of-25 shots for the Devils, who had
 a four-game winning streak snapped.
                    Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3
 Washington,  DC  ( -  Chris Kunitz scored  the winner in the
 third  period  and Evgeni Malkin added  three assists, as Pittsburgh avoided a
 season-series  sweep thanks  to  a  spirited 4-3  victory  over Washington  at
 Verizon  Center.  Brandon Sutter, Patric  Hornqvist and Sidney Crosby also lit
 the  lamp  for the  Penguins, who have  won three in  a row. Marc-Andre Fleury
 picked  up the win  thanks to a 21-save effort. John Carlson, Troy Brouwer and
 Alex  Ovechkin  tallied for the Capitals,  who had outscored their rivals by a
 10-1  count  in  winning  the  first three  games  between  the  clubs.  Jason
 Chimera picked up a pair of assists, while Braden Holtby came up with 22 saves
 in his team's second straight loss after winning four in a row.
                        Final Score: Ottawa 3, Anaheim 0
 Anaheim,  CA (  -  Andrew Hammond  posted  his first  career
 shutout  as  the Ottawa Senators defeated  the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Wednesday.
 Hammond  stopped all 25 shots he faced in his third straight start in place of
 injured netminders Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner. He is the first goaltender
 in  franchise  history to win  his first three  NHL starts in consecutive team
 games.  Erik  Condra, Mika  Zibanejad  and  Kyle  Turris  all scored  for  the
 Senators,  who have won three straight games and four of their last five. John
 Gibson  stopped 31-of-33  shots as Anaheim's three-game winning streak came to
 an end.
 02/26 00:50:54 ET

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