WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night.
Ovechkin increased his NHL-leading total to 26 goals and became Washington's career leader in power-play goals, scoring twice with the extra man to pass Peter Bondra, who had 137.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Zemgus Girgensons scored the tying goal in the second period and added a score in the 10th round of a shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Ryan Miller made 35 saves for the Sabres, who snapped a three-game losing skid. Matt Moulson, Brian Flynn and Steve Ott also scored for Buffalo in the shootout.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jason Chimera, Steve Oleksy and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals to power the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Washington defenceman Nate Schmidt added a goal in the third for the Capitals, who beat Nashville at home on Saturday. Schmidt, a 22-year-old rookie, scored his first NHL goal in that game.
Grabovski's goal came on a penalty shot.
In his fourth NHL game, Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves for Washington (16-12-2) to earn his first career win. The Capitals have won four of five.
BOSTON - Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik was expected to travel home with the team after being taken off the ice on a stretcher after being pulled down and punched by Boston's Shawn Thornton in the opening period of Saturday's 3-2 loss.
The club said on its Twitter site that he "returned from the hospital and will be travelling with the team back to Pittsburgh."
TAMPA, Fla. - The Winnipeg Jets felt much better after ending their road trip with a victory.
Mark Scheifele scored 1:04 into overtime and the Jets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Saturday night.
Scheifele scored from the near post off a nifty pass by Blake Wheeler from the left-wing boards.
"It was a great pass by Wheeler," Scheifele said. "I owe it all to him."
MONTREAL - Max Pacioretty scored his ninth goal in the last nine games and the surging Montreal Canadiens stretched their unbeaten run to nine with a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal (18-9-3), which jumped a point ahead of Boston (18-8-2) into first place in the Atlantic Division — although the Bruins have two games in hand. The Canadiens are 8-0-1 in their last nine.
Gregory Campbell scored for Boston, which is 6-2-1 in its past nine.
TAMPA, Fla. - Martin St. Louis helped the undermanned Tampa Bay Lightning stop a lengthy scoring drought.
St. Louis scored two in-close goals, Ben Bishop won his 15th game this season, and the Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Thursday night.
"If you look at most of my goals, I'm not the kind of guy that's going to score from outside the circle," St. Louis said. "It's just not my game. I try to get free and go to the net. That's what I did tonight and the puck came to me."
SUNRISE, Fla. - The latest trade by the rebuilding Panthers is already paying dividends.
Dylan Olsen scored his first NHL goal Thursday night to help Florida beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2.
Jimmy Hayes, Nick Bjugstad, Tomas Fleischmann and Erik Gudbranson also scored for the Panthers. Tim Thomas stopped 29 shots and Scottie Upshall had two assists. Olsen also added an assist.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist has been among the NHL's best goalies lately. Ottawa's Craig Anderson won't be joining his New York Rangers counterpart at the all-star game, but he sure is making a good case that he should be.
Anderson made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, Jason Spezza scored twice and the Senators beat the surging Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night.
ST. LOUIS - Daniel Sedin scored a power-play goal 46 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night in a matchup for first place in the Western Conference.