NHL ROUNDUP Tuesday's other games
Bruins 4, Capitals 3, OT
WASHINGTON -- In a game between last-place teams, the Boston Bruins had the better sense of desperation. The Bruins rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period and won on Brad Stuart's goal 2:02 into overtime. "We're at this point right now where we have to get it going," said Sergei Samsonov, who scored the tying goal with 7:14 remaining in regulation. "There's nothing really than can discourage us anymore. We're a desperate team, and I think we kind of showed that desperation tonight." Washington rookie Alexander Ovechkin's 21st goal gave the Capitals a 3-1 lead with 8:13 remaining in the third period, but the Bruins capitalized on turnovers to rally for two goals in the next 59 seconds. Quick puck movement around the crease set up Marco Sturm's 11th goal, and Samsonov got his 15th by skating to the front of the crease and deking Olie Kolzig before going to his backhand for the point-blank shot. The Bruins dominated overtime, outshooting the Capitals 3-0 in the extra period and 43-18 for the game. Stuart took a pass from Patrice Bergeron and put a one-timer to Kolzig's glove side to give Boston only its third win in eight games.
Red Wings 4, Stars 1
DALLAS -- Chris Osgood stopped 27 shots, and Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and two assists to send Detroit to its fourth straight victory. Mikael Samuelsson, Tomas Holmstrom and Kirk Maltby also had goals for the Red Wings in the first meeting of the season between the Western Conference rivals. Osgood improved to 24-9-1 against Dallas. Marty Turco, recovering from the flu, made 20 saves for the Stars, who had won 17 of 22. Turco has never beaten the Red Wings in 10 meetings. Jaroslav Svoboda scored for the Stars, whose last win over the Red Wings was Jan. 16, 2002. The Stars have won only one of their last 11 home games against the Red Wings.