Flyers deal with the Devils in OT for fourth straight win

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Matt Read scored on a 2-on-1 break 3:24 into overtime, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Friday night for their season-high fourth straight victory.

Jakub Voracek set up power-play goals by red-shot Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux, and Michal Neuvirth made 15 saves while helping the Flyers to their third regulation win (3-10-2) over New Jersey since the start of the 2012-13 season.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for Philadelphia.

Mike Cammalleri, Stefan Matteau and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Devils in a feisty game that featured a couple of scrums and one fight.

Read skated with Sean Couturier for his big 2-on-1 in OT. He faked several shots with defenseman Andy Greene taking away his passing lane, and then fired the puck off Cory Schneider‘s shoulder, with the shot crawling into the net for his fourth goal.

Cammalleri tied it with 1:01 left in regulation with a power-play goal on which the Devils had pulled Schneider for an extra skater. It was his 10th goal of the season and ended a streak of 24 straight penalty kills for the Flyers.

Lee Stempniak got the primary assist on Cammalleri’s third goal in two games by kicking the puck from out in front of the net to his teammate in the left circle for a shot that beat Neuvirth.

The Flyers had taken a 3-2 lead with 10:30 left in the period on a rebound in close by Bellemare.

The Devils jumped in front 6:36 into the first period when Neuvirth gave up a horrible goal. Matteau skated the puck from his own blue line into the right corner in the Flyers’ end and backhanded a shot at the goaltender along the ice. Neuvirth misplayed the puck and Mattteau got his first goal of the season.

Simmonds tied it a little more than three minutes later on a power play. Giroux sent a cross-ice pass from the left circle to Voracek in the right circle. He found Simmonds at the left side of the net with a quick pass that seemed to go into the net off his skate. The play was reviewed and the goal was allowed.

NOTES: Simmonds’ power-play goal was the first allowed by the Devils at home since Oct. 31 against Islanders. They had killed off 23 straight short-handed situations. … Flyers’ Scott Laughton got the best of Devils’ Bobby Farnham in a one-punch, second-period fight. … The teams have split two games this season.

Olympic hockey on NBC: 2018 women’s gold medal game

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Hockey Week in America continues Sunday with the unforgettable Olympic women’s gold medal game in 2018.

NBC will present the women’s gold medal game at the 2018 Olympics between Team USA and Canada, won by the Americans in a 3-2 shootout in PyeongChang. With the victory, the women’s ice hockey team claimed its second ever Olympic gold medal and ended the Canadians streak of four straight gold medals.

Kenny Albert, AJ Mleczko and Pierre McGuire called the gold medal game in PyeongChang.

You can catch a replay of the 2018 women’s Olympics gold medal game Sunday on NBC at 1 p.m. ET or watch the stream here.

SUNDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
• Maple Leafs vs. Bruins (Game 7, Round 1, 2013 playoffs) – 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
• Golden Knights vs. Sharks (Game 7, Round 1, 2019 playoffs) – 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
• Kings vs. Blackhawks (Game 7, Western Conference Final, 2014 playoffs) – 12 a.m. ET on NBCSN

More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Week in America can be found here.

Capitals vs. Penguins on NBCSN: Kuznetsov’s overtime series clincher

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Hockey Week in America continues Saturday with memorable playoff performances in the Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin rivalry.

In 2018, the Capitals and Penguins met in Round 2 for the third straight postseason. Pittsburgh won the previous two series en route to back-to-back Stanley Cup titles. But this time Washington would have its revenge. Evgeny Kuznetsov would score in overtime of Game 6 to help the Capitals advance as they went on to win their first championship in franchise history.

You can catch Game 6 of the 2018 Penguins vs. Capitals playoff game Saturday night on NBCSN beginning at 12:30 a.m. ET or watch the stream here.

SATURDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
• Capitals vs. Penguins (Game 6, Round 2, 2018 playoffs) – 12:30 a.m. on NBCSN

More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Week in America can be found here.

Capitals vs. Penguins on NBCSN: Bonino Bonino Bonino!

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Hockey Week in America continues Saturday with memorable playoff performances in the Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin rivalry.

The Capitals needed a win to force Game 7 in Round 2 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Facing the Penguins yet again, the clawed back from a 3-1 third period deficit to force overtime. It was there, however, that Pittsburgh once again topped their Metro Division rivals. This time it was Nick Bonino breaking their hearts to put the Penguins on a path to the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup title.

You can catch Game 6 of the 2016 Penguins vs. Capitals playoff game Saturday on NBCSN beginning at 10 p.m. ET or watch the stream here.

SATURDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
• Capitals vs. Penguins (Game 6, Round 2, 2016 playoffs) – 10 p.m. on NBCSN
• Capitals vs. Penguins (Game 6, Round 2, 2018 playoffs) – 12:30 a.m. on NBCSN

More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Week in America can be found here.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

Crosby vs. Ovechkin on NBCSN: The dueling hat trick game

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Hockey Week in America continues Saturday with memorable playoff performances in the Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin rivalry.

After edging the Penguins in Game 1 of their Round 2 series in 2009, the Capitals were eager to take a 2-0 series lead. Little did we all know it would be the Crosby and Ovechkin show as the two superstars exchanged hat tricks. Ovechkin’s Capitals came out on top after he scored his second and third goals of the game in a span of 3:29 late in the third period for a 4-3 victory.

You can catch the dueling hat trick game Saturday on NBCSN beginning at 8 p.m. ET or watch the stream here.

SATURDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE
Penguins vs. Capitals (Game 2, Round 2, 2009 playoffs) – 8 p.m. on NBCSN
• Capitals vs. Penguins (Game 6, Round 2, 2016 playoffs) – 10 p.m. on NBCSN
• Capitals vs. Penguins (Game 6, Round 2, 2018 playoffs) – 12:30 a.m. on NBCSN

More information about NBC Sports’ Hockey Week in America can be found here.

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.