New York rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period to force
Alex Ovechkin scored twice for Washington, which has lost three of
its last four games, and T.J. Oshie added a goal and two assists.
Braden Holtby made 23 saves for Washington. He has 47 wins and two
games left to better the NHL record of 48 wins set by New Jersey's
Martin Brodeur in 2006-07.
John Tavares scored his 31st goal and added two assists for the
Islanders. Kyle Okposo and Anders Lee also scored for New York,
which secured at least a wild-card berth with the win.
Penguins 5, Senators 3
OTTAWA -- Two third-period goals by Carl Hagelin helped Pittsburgh
erase an early 3-0 deficit en route to a victory over Ottawa at
Canadian Tire Centre.
Sidney Crosby also scored twice for the Penguins, the second into an
empty net with 6.3 seconds left, and Patric Hornqvist had the other.
Erik Karlsson, Mike Hoffman and Zack Smith had the Senators goals.
Matt Murray made 27 saves for Pittsburgh while Andrew Hammond
stopped 24 shots in the Senators net.
Rangers 3, Lightning 2
NEW YORK -- Derek Stepan scored twice and Henrik Lundqvist stopped
39 shots as New York overcame a horrendous start to defeat Tampa Bay
at Madison Square Garden.
Chris Kreider scored on a breakaway 4:46 into the third period for
the Rangers' winner.
Andrej Sustr and Brian Boyle scored for the Lightning, who received
25 saves from Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Panthers 4, Canadiens 1
MONTREAL -- Jaromir Jagr picked up a pair of assists to help Florida
to a win against Montreal at the Bell Centre.
Roberto Luongo made 32 saves for the Panthers while Mike Condon
stopped 15 shots for the Canadiens.
Aleksander Barkov, Nick Bjugstad, Greg McKegg and Jiri Hudler scored
for the Panthers, and Alex Galchenyuk scored the only goal for
Hurricanes 2, Bruins 1 (SO)
BOSTON -- Noah Hanifin beat Tuukka Rask with the only goal of a
five-round shootout to give Carolina a win over Boston, which is in
danger of missing the playoffs.
With the point, the Bruins pulled into a tie with the idle Detroit
Red Wings for third place in the Atlantic Division, but the Red
Wings, who visit Boston on Thursday night, have a game in hand.
Jaccob Slavin scored the regulation goal for the Hurricanes and
Zdeno Chara answered for the Bruins.
Sharks 3, Wild 0
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Two goals by Patrick Marleau and another by
Logan Couture, along with a strong start in the net by James Reimer,
sparked a San Jose win over Minnesota.
Reimer had 29 saves for the Sharks to earn his third shutout in the
eight starts he made since joining San Jose from Toronto in a late
February trade. It was the fourth win in five games for the Sharks.
The Wild still clinched a playoff berth, but lost their fourth
consecutive game. Devan Dubnyk had 17 saves for Minnesota.
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Predators 4, Avalanche 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville snapped a four-game losing streak
while officially eliminating Colorado from contention for a Western
Conference playoff spot.
Filip Forsberg, Colin Wilson, Craig Smith and Mike Fisher scored for
Mikkel Boedker, Jarome Iginla and Shawn Matthias had the Avalanche
Blackhawks 6, Coyotes 2
CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists and rookie
Artemi Panarin continued his torrid points pace with three assists
as Chicago beat Arizona at the United Center.
Patrick Kane, Andrew Ladd, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Andrew Desjardins
and Richard Panik scored for the Blackhawks.
Connor Murphy and Brad Richardson had the Coyotes' goals.
Sabres 3, Devils 1
Chad Johnson made 18 saves to lead Buffalo over New Jersey at the
Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Ryan O'Reilly, Johan Larsson and Jack Eichel scored for the Sabres,
who have won three straight, and have two games remaining this
Cory Schneider made 15 saves and Jacob Josefson scored the Devils'
Kings 5, Flames 4 (OT)
CALGARY, Alberta -- Jeff Carter scored on a breakaway 40 seconds
into overtime to lift Los Angeles over Calgary, snapping a five-game
road losing streak.
Milan Lucic scored twice and Andy Andreoff and Kris Versteeg added a
goals for the Kings.
Deryk Engelland, Mickael Backlund, Hunter Shinkaruk and Mark
Giordano also had goals for the Flames.
Jets 2, Ducks 1 (OT)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Blake Wheeler scored his 24th goal in overtime as
Winnipeg rallied for a win over Anaheim at the Honda Center.
Marko Dano added his fifth goal and Michael Hutchinson stopped 27
shots for the Jets, who earned their second consecutive victory.
Corey Perry scored the only goal for the Ducks, who fell into a tie
with the Los Angeles Kings for first place in the Pacific Division.
The San Jose Sharks moved within three points of both teams.
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