NHL roundup: Caps really to beat Lightning

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[December 19, 2015]  The Sports Xchange

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored a pair of power-play goals and added two assists, and Marcus Johansson's power-play tally put Washington ahead with 5:44 left as the Capitals rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night.

T.J. Oshie, who ended the night with an empty-netter, also had an unassisted goal, which pulled Washington to within 3-2 early in the third before Ovechkin tied it with 9:58 left. Oshie added two assists.

Philipp Grubauer, who replaced starter Braden Holtby after Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos made it 3-0 at 9:04 of the second period, stopped all seven shots he faced. Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr also scored for the Lightning.

Senators 4, Sharks 2

OTTAWA -- Ottawa scored four unanswered goals en route to a win over San Jose at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Senators' Craig Anderson and Sharks' Alex Stalock were both solid, as Ottawa outshot San Jose 35-33.

Bobby Ryan, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Chris Wideman and Erik Karlsson scored the Senators while Brent Burns and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks.

Jets 5, Rangers 2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Bryan Little scored two first-period goals and added an assist to lead Winnipeg over the New York Rangers at the MTS Centre.

Dustin Byfuglien, Tyler Myers and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Jets and Blake Wheeler had four assists.

J.T. Miller and Dan Boyle scored for the Rangers.

Canucks 4, Red Wings 3 (SO)

DETROIT -- Linden Vey and Radim Vrbata scored in the shootout to give Vancouver a win against the Detroit at Joe Louis Arena.

Sven Baertschi had a goal and an assist and Jared McCann and Vrbata scored for Vancouver in regulation. Ryan Miller made 25 saves.

Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Joakim Andersson and Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit in the first 65 minutes. Jimmy Howard made 37 saves.

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Panthers 2, Hurricanes 0

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Willie Mitchell's first goal of the season broke a scoreless tie in the third period and Florida went on to defeat Carolina at PNC Arena.

Roberto Luongo stopped 24 shots, recording his 70th career shutout and his second against Carolina.

Reilly Smith's empty-net goal came with 21 seconds to play, giving him a team-leading 11 goals for the season.

Cam Ward made 16 saves for the Hurricanes.

Bruins 6, Penguins 2

PITTSBURGH -- Frank Vatrano scored three goals, Patrice Bergeron had two more and Boston beat Pittsburgh.

Loui Eriksson also had a goal as the Bruins scored goals 5-on-5, 4-on-4, short-handed and on the power play to support Tuukka Rask, who made 30 saves.

Conor Sheary and Trevor Daley scored for Pittsburgh.

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