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National Hockey League results | Tuesday


Capitals 4, Penguins 3

PITTSBURGH — Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal during Washington’s fast start, and the Capitals beat Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ovechkin and Crosby faced off for the 67th time in the regular season. Crosby finished with a goal and an assist, but Washington held on after racing out to a 4-0 lead.

It was the 10th time that Ovechkin and Crosby scored in the same game, and first since a Capitals win on Nov. 7, 2018.

Martin Fehervary, Tom Wilson and Beck Malenstyn also scored for Washington, which had dropped four in a row. Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves.

Crosby scored his 21st of the season, a power-play goal in the second period. He has 1,540 points, passing Joe Thornton for 12th on the NHL’s career points list.

Jake Guentzel scored his 17th goal for Pittsburgh, and Rickard Rakell picked up his third. The Penguins had won three in a row.

Hurricanes 6, Rangers 1

NEW YORK — Andrei Svechnikov scored twice, Pyotr Kochetkov made 28 saves and Carolina earned its fourth straight win.

Brady Skjei had three assists for the surging Hurricanes, who improved to 7-1-3 in their last 11 games. Jack Drury, Jordan Martinook, Jalen Chatfield and Michael Bunting also scored.

Svechnikov has six goals and five assists in his last five games.

Chris Kreider scored for the Rangers. Igor Shesterkin finished with 21 stops.

Bruins 4, Blue Jackets 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio — James van Riemsdyk scored on a power play and added two assists, helping Boston to its fourth consecutiv­e victory.

Kevin Shattenkir­k, Danton Heinen and Trent Frederic also scored for Boston. Linus Ullmark stopped 26 shots.

Kent Johnson scored for Columbus, which has lost two in a row and five of six overall. Spencer Martin made 23 saves.

After a scoreless first period in which Boston was outshot 12-5, the Bruins grabbed control with two goals in the second and two more in the third.

Predators 3, Blackhawks 0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gustav Nyquist and Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and an assist, leading Nashville to the victory.

Luke Evangelist­a also scored for Nashville, which improved to 3-0 against Chicago this season. Juuse Saros made 21 saves in his second shutout of the season and No. 22 for his career.

Last-place Chicago dropped to 6-17-2 in its last 25 games. Blackhawks goaltender Arvid Soderblom made 33 saves.

Chicago center Connor Bedard, who was named the NHL’s rookie for the month of December, was held without a point for just the second time in his last eight games.

Jets 4, Lightning 2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Nikolaj Ehlers and Morgan Barron scored in the third period, and the Jets extended their point streak to nine games.

Winnipeg improved to 7-0-2 during the surge. The point streak matches a franchise record set in December 2005 by the Atlanta Thrashers.

Neal Pionk and Alex Iafallo also scored for the Jets (23-9-4), who won their third straight game. Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves.

Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, and Steven Stamkos also scored. The Lightning (18-16-5) have lost three of their past four games.

Canadiens 4, Stars 3

DALLAS — Kaiden Guhle and Jordan Harris added to Montreal’s NHL-leading 30 goals from defensemen, and Sam Montembeau­lt stopped 30 shots for the Canadiens.

Nick Suzuki had a goal and an assist and Cole Caufield also scored for the Canadiens, who went 3-3-1 on a seasonlong seven-game road stretch.

Wyatt Johnston had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who had a six-game home winning streak snapped. Jamie Benn and Jason Robertson also scored, and Scott Wedgewood made 14 saves.

The Canadiens began with 11 forwards and seven defensemen for the second consecutiv­e game and lost forward Josh Anderson to an injury midway through the third period.

Flames 3, Wild 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Andrew Mangiapane and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the first period for Calgary, and Blake Coleman added an emptynette­r.

Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves in the win.

Minnesota remains without leading scorer Kirill Kaprizov, who was injured Saturday against Winnipeg. Goalie Filip Gustavsson and forward Vinni Lettieri were both placed on injured reserve with lower-body injuries, meaning they’ll each miss at least a week.

Pat Maroon scored in the second for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots in the loss, two days after playing in his 1,000th career NHL game.

Avalanche 5, Islanders 4, OT

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon scored a power-play goal 32 seconds into overtime, lifting Colorado to the victory.

MacKinnon converted a slap shot for his 20th goal of the season. He also had two assists and extended his home point streak to 20 games to begin the season, a franchise record.

Valeri Nichushkin had two goals for Colorado, and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist. Cale Makar had three assists, and Alexandar Georgiev made 18 saves.

Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist and Ilya Sorokin had 23 saves in relief of Semyon Varlamov for the short-handed Islanders. Pierre Engvall, Alexander Romanov and Simon Holmstrom also scored for New York.

Oilers 5, Flyers 2

EDMONTON, Alberta — Connor McDavid had a goal and four assists, and the Oilers extended their win streak to six games.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist for Edmonton, which improved to 14-3-0 in its last 17 games. Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists, and Leon Draisaitl also scored.

Travis Konecny and Marc Staal scored for the Flyers, who have lost three in a row and five of their last six.

The big night gave McDavid 903 points in 602 career games. He is the fifth-fastest player in NHL history to record his 900th point, behind only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy and Peter Stastny.

Panthers 4, Coyotes 1

TEMPE, Ariz. — Sam Reinhart and Matthew Tkachuk scored 42 seconds apart in the third period, sending Florida to its fifth consecutiv­e victory.

Carter Verhaeghe had a goal and an assist for the Panthers. Gustav Forsling also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 21 saves.

Alex Kerfoot scored a short-handed goal early in the third period for the Coyotes, who had won two in a row and six of seven. The Panthers outshot the Coyotes 38-22.

Aleksander Barkov assisted on Reinhart’s goal and set the franchise record with 415 career assists. He has nine assists in his last five games.

Canucks 6, Senators 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Elias Pettersson and Pius Suter each scored twice, and the Canucks used a fast start to beat the Senators.

J.T. Miller and Ian Cole also scored for Vancouver (24-10-3), which led 5-0 after one. Thatcher Demko stopped 35 shots.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals for Ottawa, and Claude Giroux had a goal and assist.

Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg saved nine of 13 shots. Joonas Korpisalo replaced Forsberg in the second period and stopped 11 of 13 shots.

Red Wings 5, Sharks 3

SAN JOSE — David Perron scored twice, including the tiebreakin­g goal with 1:30 left, and the Detroit Red Wings beat San Jose to push the Sharks’ losing streak to nine games.

Daniel Sprong and J.T. Compher also scored for Detroit. Lucas Raymond had three assists, and Michael Rasmussen added an empty-net goal with six seconds remaining. Alex Lyon stopped 28 shots.

Fabian Zetterlund, Justin Bailey and Alexander Barabanov scored for the NHL-worst Sharks (9-26-3), who dropped 11 in a row to begin the season. Kaapo Kahkonen made 22 saves.

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