Rangers extend streak to 3
Published: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 1:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON - Joel Bouchard scored on a rebound 1:58 into overtime, and the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 Wednesday for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Mike Dunham stopped 24 shots for the Rangers and kept the Capitals scoreless for the final 61 minutes. Dunham is 4-0 in his last four starts, allowing only four goals during that span.
In overtime, Dave Karpa took a long slap shot that hit the left post. Mark Messier got his stick on the puck before Bouchard gained control and flipped the puck past Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig.
Kip Miller scored the lone goal for Washington at 1:40 of the first period, but that was the extent of the offense from a team that scored 16 goals in its previous two games.
Marc Savard scored a power-play goal with 4:29 left and Pasi Nurminen recorded his second career shutout as the Thrashers beat Montreal.
Hartley was hired by the Thrashers on Tuesday, taking over the NHL's worst team after coaching one of the best for four-plus seasons.
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