Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss the next two games, including one against the Flyers, as a precaution after a collision with teammate Chris Kunitz in Monday night's loss to Boston.
General manager Ray Shero said Wednesday the former MVP wasn't "feeling 100 percent" after inadvertently running into Kunitz in the third period and will sit out Thursday's game in Philadelphia and Saturday's visit to the New York Islanders.
Capitals top Senators
Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in the third period to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 win over the host Ottawa Senators.
Nicklas Backstrom tied it at 2 with his 10th goal on a power play 9:45 into the third. He earned his 19th assist on Ovechkin's spectacular go-ahead goal, his ninth, at 13:50.
Patrick joins Jackets
The struggling Blue Jackets have named Craig Patrick, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins, their new senior adviser of hockey operations.
Patrick, 65, will be responsible for advising general manager Scott Howson on trades and free-agent signings. He will also evaluate Blue Jackets prospects playing in the AHL and ECHL.
Three games for hit
Dallas Stars defenseman Mark Fistric has been suspended for three games by the NHL for a hit that left Nino Niederreiter of the New York Islanders with a concussion.