NHL action: Fleischmann gets overtime winner for Washington


In the NHL on Wednesday, Czech hockey player Tomáš Fleischmann scored the overtime winner for the Washington capitals over Carolina. The goal came in the 64th minute and the final score was 4:3. The goal was Fleischmann’s 19th so far this season. The player, who was one of the more effective on the national team at the recent Winter Olympics, was benched the last game for Washington; after the match he expressed hope that the goal would help his place on the roster.

In other action, Radim Vrbata scored a penalty shot that helped Phoenix down Vancouver 4:3. The win is Phoenix’s 40th this season, a record the team has matched only once before, in the 2001/2002 season.