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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Caps' Carey Shuts Out Bruins, Flyers


LANDOVER, Maryland -- Jim Carey stopped 27 shots and posted his second shutout in as many days as the Washington Capitals extended their unbeaten streak to four games by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0.

Carey's shutout Sunday was his league-leading sixth this season, the 10th of his career. Carey, who beat Boston 2-0 on Saturday, set a team record, topping Don Beaupre's five shutouts during the 1990-91 season.

The Flyers, who had been unbeaten in three games, outshot Washington 27-18 but could not prevent Carey's 27th victory.

"The team played well ... to come out and give an effort like that, it's a credit to them. They had that one good period, the second, but we weathered the storm," said Carey, who is two wins shy of Beaupre's team record for victories, also set in 1990-91.

Sergei Gonchar, Steve Konowalchuk and Kevin Kaminski scored for the Capitals, 3-0-1 in their last four.

Blues 4, Oilers 3. Wayne Gretzky's return to Edmonton in a St. Louis uniform was cut short by injury, but the Blues overcame the early loss of their superstar with a 4-3 victory over the Oilers.

Gretzky, playing in just his second game with the Blues, was elbowed in the head by Edmonton's Kelly Buchberger at 6:33 of the second period and left for the dressing room clinging to the shoulders of his new teammates.

St. Louis trainers said hockey's all-time leading scorer had a severe headache and would not return to the game.

Doctors were trying to determine the seriousness of the injury.

He was expected to return to St. Louis for further tests, and it was not immediately clear how long he would be sidelined.

Mike Keenan, coach and general manager, said he hoped Gretzky would return soon.

Buchberger, Gretzky's former teammate and current Oilers captain, caught the superstar on the right side of the face as he crossed the Edmonton blueline with his head down.

Gretzky's head snapped sideways. He crumpled to the ice, where he lay motionless for several minutes, silencing the sellout crowd of 16,400 at the Edmonton Coliseum, which had given their former idol a warm reception during opening ceremonies.

Neither referee Mick McGeough nor linesman Mike Cvik penalized Buchberger, but St. Louis defenseman Murray Baron goaded the forward into a fight.

Buchberger claimed he never intended to hurt Gretzky, but merely raised and folded his arm as the two players met. ()

(For other results, see Scorecard.)