The Associated Press
Feb. 27, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help the Washington Capitals rally for a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.
Ovechkin got his league-leading 40th goal 4:35 into the third on a power play, and Brooks Orpik also scored while the NHL-best Capitals completed a four-game homestand with three wins.
Braden Holtby made 30 stops for Washington after he was pulled early in the second period of a loss Wednesday night to Montreal. All four games on the Caps' homestand were decided by one goal.
Mikko Koivu and Nino Niederreiter scored for Minnesota. Koivu tied a club record by playing in his 743rd NHL game, all with the Wild.
LIGHTNING 4, DEVILS 0
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Steven Stamkos extended his goal-scoring streak to a season-high five games and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the fading New Jersey Devils for their fifth straight win.
Ben Bishop made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season. Alex Killorn, Ondrej Palat and Matt Carle also scored as the Lightning sent the Devils to their second loss in as many nights and fifth in six games.
Cory Schneider, who was lifted after giving up three goals in the first period of a 6-1 loss to Columbus on Thursday, had 32 saves for New Jersey.
BRUINS 4, HURRICANES 1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Matt Beleskey scored goals in the first and third periods, leading the Boston Bruins over the Carolina Hurricanes.
It was the 388th regular-season victory for Boston coach Claude Julien, who needs two wins to tie Art Ross as the Bruins' career leader.
It was only the third regulation loss for the Hurricanes in their last 16 home games (10-3-3). Carolina has lost in regulation on back-to-back nights.
Patrice Bergeron scored for Boston in the first period, and Brad Marchand added an empty-net goal in the closing seconds. Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots.
Noah Hanifin had Carolina's lone goal.
DUCKS 2, OILERS 1, OT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell scored 1:24 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Rakell put a backhander past Cam Talbot seconds after a change on the fly, using some gorgeous puck handling to keep Oilers center Leon Draisaitl flatfooted and leave the goaltender baffled.
Ryan Getzlaf scored in regulation and Frederik Andersen stopped 17 shots to give Anaheim its seventh straight win.
Jordan Eberle had the lone goal for Edmonton, which dropped its sixth in a row.
SABRES 3, SHARKS 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Zach Bogosian scored on a ricochet with 7:24 remaining in regulation and the Buffalo Sabres beat the San Jose Sharks for the ninth time in 10 meetings.
Johan Larsson also scored and Evander Kane added an empty-netter to help the Sabres extend their domination over the Sharks by winning for the fifth straight time in San Jose. Chad Johnson made 24 saves.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who lost for just the third time in regulation this season in the 30 games that they scored first.