NHL results | Monday
Capitals 2, Hurricanes 0
WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored two first-period goals, moving into 11th place on the NHL’s career list, and Ilya Samsonov stopped 23 shots for his first career shutout as the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes.
The victory broke the Capitals’ two-game skid and the Hurricanes’ three-game winning streak. Carolina posted shutouts in its previous two games.
Samsonov improved to 13-2-1. He’s won eight straight games and hasn’t lost since Nov. 15.
Flyers 6, Bruins 5, SO
PHILADELPHIA — Bruins star Brad Marchand overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt, clinching Philadelphia’s victory over Boston.
Travis Konecny scored in the fifth round of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his turn needing to score to keep the game going. The twotime All-Star charged toward the resting puck but barely nipped it as he skated past.
Officials met briefly before signaling the game was over. Because Marchand made contact with the puck, it was considered a shot attempt.
Rangers 6, Islanders 2
NEW YORK — Artemi Panarin had two goals and three assists to match a career high with five points, and the New York Rangers beat the rival Islanders in their first meetings of the season.
Jesper Fast had a goal and two assists, Adam Fox added a goal and an assist, and Chris Kreider and Jacob Trouba also scored to help the Rangers get their third win in four games overall and fifth straight at home. Brady Skjei had two assists and Alexandar Georgiev stopped 32 shots.
Canadiens 2, Flames 0
MONTREAL — Carey Price made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and Montreal snapped Calgary’s five-game winning streak.
Jordan Weal and rookie Ryan Poehling scored for the Canadiens, who have won two straight since losing eight in a row.