Boston Bruins coach Dave Lewis is feeling so good that he's taking some gambles.
Glen Murray scored a power-play goal 2:06 into overtime to lift the Bruins to their fourth straight victory, a 3-2 win over the visiting Washington Capitals last night.
After Capitals defenseman Bryan Muir was called for tripping in overtime, Lewis decided to put four forwards on the ice.
"Play to win is, I guess, the way to frame it," Lewis said.
Murray gathered a loose puck along the left boards, cut to the slot area, and unloaded a rising wrist shot over goaltender Brent Johnson's right shoulder.
Zdeno Chara and P.J. Axelsson scored for the Bruins, who have won four in a row for the first time since March 2004.
Jakub Klepis and Alexander Ovechkin had goals for the Capitals, who have lost a season-high three straight.
"Special teams ended up biting [us] this time," said Johnson, who made 35 saves. "Glen Murray is the kind of guy who ... doesn't miss too many."
Kings 5, Coyotes 3 -- Alexander Frolov had his third straight two-goal game and Craig Conroy scored the game-winner with 11 minutes left, leading Los Angeles over visiting Phoenix.
Islanders 4, Panthers 1 -- Mike Dunham made 43 saves, and Arron Asham broke a second-period tie, lifting visiting New York, 3-0-1 on its five-game road trip, over Florida.