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Orlov lifts Capitals over Lightning 4-3

WASHINGTON – Dmitry Orlov scored 3:03 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Friday.

Orlov, Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist for Washington, which trailed 3-1 after two periods. Alex Ovechkin tied the game with his team-leading 17th goal 11:36 into the third.

The Capitals went 2 for 2 on the power play and closed out a three-game homestand with five points.

Brayden Point scored his 100th career goal and had an assist for Tampa Bay. Nikita Kucherov recorded three assists for the second time this season, but also picked up a penalty that helped set up Ovechkin’s goal.

BLUES 3, STARS 1

DALLAS (AP) — Ryan O’Reilly broke a tie 18 seconds after Dallas pulled even, and the Blues topped the Stars to extend their lead in the Central Division.

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O’Reilly took a pass from Ivan Barbashev and beat Ben Bishop from the slot with 2:53 left in the third period. Barbashev added an empty-netter with 3 seconds remaining.

Jake Allen made 31 saves, stopping everything except Roope Hintz’s shot 9 seconds after he came out of the penalty box with 3:11 to play. St. Louis has a nine-game road points streak (7-0-2).

Bishop had 37 saves.

BLUE JACKETS 5, PENGUINS 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored three times to lead Columbus to the victory.

Nick Foligno had two goals for the Blue Jackets, who won for the fifth time in seven games. Joonas Korpisalo had 29 saves, making several good stops with Pittsburgh pressing in the third period.

It was Nyquist’s second career hat trick. It was the first hat trick for Columbus since Boone Jenner scored three times in a 7-4 victory over Boston on March 12.

Jake Guentzel had a goal and assist for Pittsburgh, which had won three in a row. Kris Letang also scored, Evgeni Malkin added two assists and Tristan Jarry had 25 saves.

PREDATORS 3, HURRICANES 0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nashville’s Pekka Rinne made 31 saves for his third shutout of the season and No. 58 for his career.

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Rocco Grimaldi, Calle Jarnkrok and Austin Watson scored for the Predators, who broke a six-game losing streak against the Hurricanes.

The Predators won for the third time in four games, but notched their first win over Carolina since January 2016.

The Hurricanes dropped their second straight. Carolina has just three losses in its last nine games.

Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in his first career loss to Nashville in nine starts.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 2, COYOTES 1, SO

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas’ Alex Tuch scored in regulation and added the shootout winner.

Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 35 shots in his third straight start, including two monster saves in the final 12 seconds of regulation, and two more in overtime.

Subban went into the shootout a perfect 16 for 16 in his career, and stopped two of three shots he faced.

Jakob Chychrun scored in the second period for the Coyotes. Darcy Kuemper made 37 saves.

AVALANCHE 5, BLACKHAWKS 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, sending the Avalanche to the road win.

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J.T. Compher added a goal and two assists for Colorado, which earned its second straight victory. Cale Makar, Ryan Graves and Valeri Nichushkin also scored in the first of a home-and-home set.

Patrick Kane and Zack Smith scored for the Blackhawks, who have dropped four of five. Defenceman Duncan Keith left with a groin injury midway through the second period.

Pavel Francouz made 34 saves. The Avalanche scored on three of their first seven shots against Corey Crawford, who blocked 18 for the game.

BRUINS 3, RANGERS 2

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci scored 1:40 into overtime, David Pastrnak scored his league-leading 24th goal and Boston earned its sixth straight win.

Krejci’s goal, his fifth of the season, came on a left-circle wrist shot against an out-of-position Henrik Lundqvist after Pastrnak created space with a deke in the right circle.

Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves for the Bruins. Boston matched its longest winning streak of the season and its longest point streak at 10 games (7-0-3).

Pavel Buchnevich and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers, who had won three in a row. Lundqvist had 24 saves.

JETS 3, DUCKS 0

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck made 24 saves for his second shutout, leading Winnipeg to its third consecutive win.

Neal Pionk had a power-play goal for the Jets, who improved to 10-2-1 this month with one game to play. Nikolaj Ehlers and Kyle Connor also scored, and Blake Wheeler had two assists.

John Gibson made 17 saves for the Ducks.

SHARKS 4, KINGS 1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones made 33 saves for San Jose, and Noah Gregor scored his first career NHL goal.

Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored to help San Jose rebound from a lacklustre effort Wednesday night against Winnipeg.

The Sharks beat the Kings for the second time in five days. But unlike Monday, when San Jose blew a 3-0 lead before winning in overtime, the Sharks kept the pressure up in the rematch.

Kyle Clifford scored for Los Angeles with 1:49 left. Jonathan Quick made 18 stops.

AVALANCHE 5, BLACKHAWKS 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, leading Colorado to its second straight win.

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J.T. Compher added a goal and two assists for the Avalanche. Cale Makar, Ryan Graves and Valeri Nichushkin also scored in the first of a home-and-home set.

Patrick Kane and Zack Smith scored for the Blackhawks, who have dropped four of five. Defenceman Duncan Keith left with a groin injury midway through the second period.

Pavel Francouz made 34 saves. The Avalanche scored on three of their first seven shots against Corey Crawford, who blocked 18 for the game.

WILD 7, SENATORS 2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Defenceman Jared Spurgeon had a goal and two assists, and Minnesota scored three goals in a 4:13 span of the second period.

The Wild had their highest-scoring game of the season, beating the Senators for the eighth straight time since November 2016. It was the first time Minnesota scored seven goals since a Dec. 11, 2018, victory over Montreal.

Alex Stalock made 33 saves to improve to 6-3-2 as starter Devan Dubnyk takes more family leave to deal with his wife’s undiagnosed illness.

Brady Tkachuk and Nick Paul scored for Ottawa, which dropped the opener of a five-game trip for its third consecutive loss. Anders Nilsson made 28 stops.

SABRES 6, MAPLE LEAFS 4

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel had two goals and an assist, powering Buffalo to the victory.

Jimmy Vesey, Jeff Skinner, Casey Mittelstadt and Victor Olofsson also scored for the Sabres. Linus Ullmark made 25 saves.

The high-scoring game was the first half of a home-and-home series. The sides meet again Saturday night in Toronto.

John Tavares had two goals for the Maple Leafs, and Dmytro Timashov and Kasperi Kapanen also scored. Michael Hutchinson made 30 saves.

It was Toronto’s first loss under new coach Sheldon Keefe, who replaced Mike Babcock on Nov. 20.

FLYERS 6, RED WINGS 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier and Scott Laughton each had a goal and an assist, and Philadelphia earned its third straight victory.

Kevin Hayes, Oskar Lindblom, Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk also scored. The Flyers haven’t lost in regulation during the regular season to Detroit since Jan. 25, 1997, going 16-0-1 over that stretch.

Robby Fabbri scored for the slumping Red Wings. They have lost eight in a row to drop to an NHL-worst 7-18-3.

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