Jo­hans­son, Cap­i­tals cool off Black­hawks with win

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Mar­cus Jo­hans­son scored at 2:20 of over­time and Braden Holtby made 32 saves as the Washington Cap­i­tals snapped Chicago’s seven-game win­ning streak with a 3-2 vic­tory over the Black­hawks on Fri­day night. Jay Bea­gle scored two goals, giv­ing him three for the sea­son, and the Cap­i­tals won for the sixth time in seven games in the opener of a three­game trip. Washington de­fense­man Dmitry Orlov made a nice pass to Jo­hans­son for the one-timer that beat Corey Craw­ford on the glove side. It was Jo­hans­son’s sev­enth goal of the sea­son. Marian Hossa had a goal and an as­sist for Chicago, which ex­tended its point streak to 10 games. De­fense­man Brian Camp­bell also scored, and Craw­ford fin­ished with 24 stops.


Andy Greene scored on a penalty shot 29 sec­onds into over­time, giv­ing New Jer­sey a win over Buffalo.Greene earned the penalty shot when he was held from be­hind by Buffalo’s Evan­der Kane on a break­away up the left side. Yo­hann Au­vitu scored his first NHL goal and Keith Kinkaid made 25 saves to help the Devils win their third straight. Matt Moul­son scored for Buffalo and An­ders Nils­son made a sea­son-high 41 saves, in­clud­ing 17 in the third pe­riod. The Sabres have lost three straight and are 0-4 in over­time games this sea­son.


Rene Bourque had two goals, in­clud­ing the win­ner in over­time when Niko­laj Eh­lers scored into his own net, as Colorado beat Win­nipeg. Bourque was cred­ited with the goal when Eh­lers, fight­ing for the puck along the side boards, back­handed the puck through the legs of team­mate Toby En­strom and past goal­tender Michael Hutchin­son 1:23 into over­time. Mikko Ran­ta­nen scored his first ca­reer goal and Se­myon Var­lamov had 16 saves for the Avalanche. Blake Wheeler had a goal and an as­sist, Mark Scheifele also scored and Eh­lers had two as­sists. Hutchin­son fin­ished with 26 saves two weeks af­ter blank­ing Colorado here.’


Mark Stone scored with 7 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion to lift Ot­tawa past Los An­ge­les. Stone tracked down a loose puck in the crease and put the Sen­a­tors ahead less than four min­utes af­ter Zack Smith tied it. Craig An­der­son fin­ished with 32 saves for Ot­tawa. Dwight King scored early in the sec­ond pe­riod for the Kings. Jeff Zatkoff had a shutout go­ing through the first two pe­ri­ods, stop­ping all 18 shots the Sen­a­tors sent his way, but he was re­placed to start the third by Peter Bu­daj, who had a shutout streak of 140:57 snapped Thurs­day night in Mon­treal.Af­ter Bu­daj made 12 straight saves, Smith was able to bat his own re­bound out of the air and in with 3:54 re­main­ing to tie it. Bu­daj fin­ished with 13 stops.


Patrick Eaves had a goal and an as­sist, Kari Le­hto­nen made 40 saves and Dal­las won its sec­ond straight af­ter los­ing six of seven. Lauri Kor­pikoski and An­toine Rous­sel also scored for the Stars. Patrick Ma­roon and Tyler Pitlick scored for Ed­mon­ton, which has lost two straight to fall to 2-4 1 since start­ing the sea­son

7-1-0. Cam Tal­bot stopped 27 shots. Rous­sel got the tiebreak­ing goal with 5 min­utes left in the sec­ond pe­riod, tak­ing a par­tial break­away pass from Tyler Seguin and beat­ing Tal­bot. Ed­mon­ton had some solid chances in the dying min­utes, but Le­hto­nen pre­served the win.


Mor­gan Rielly had a goal and three as­sists, while Zach Hyman had the go ahead score in Toronto’s four-goal third pe­riod to lead the Maple Leafs. Martin Mar­incin, Leo Ko­marov, Nazem Kadri and Mitch Marner also scored for

Toronto, and Fred­erik An­der­son stopped 30 shots. Wayne Sim­monds scored twice and Travis Konecny also had a goal for the Fly­ers. Steve Ma­son fin­ished with 17 saves.Mar­incin tied the score 3-3 at 4:03 of the third as he fired a slap shot from the point on a pass from Rielly for his first goal of the sea­son. Hyman put Toronto ahead for good about 4 1/2 min­utes later, shov­el­ing in the re­bound of Aus­ton Matthews’ shot off the cross bar for his first NHL goal. Ko­marov’s unas­sisted back­han­der made it 5-3 with about 8 1/2 min­utes re­main­ing, and Marner capped the scor­ing with a snap shot with 3:43 to go. — AP

CHICAGO: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Black­hawks tries to con­trol the puck un­der pres­sure from Karl Alzner #27 of the Washington Cap­i­tals at the United Cen­ter on Fri­day in Chicago, Illi­nois. The Cap­i­tals de­feated the Black­hawks 3-2 in over­time. — AFP

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