Eller’s OT goal caps comeback
Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the Sharks on Sunday in Washington.
T.J. Oshie tied it with 14.2 seconds left, and Eller also assisted Jakub Vrana’s second goal of the game inside the final minute.
Evander Kane had his third career hat trick for the Sharks, who never trailed before Eller’s winner.
Lightning win 7th in row: Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, Nikita Kucherov had two assists and the Lightning beat the host Hurricanes 3-1 for their seventh straight victory.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots and Mitchell Stephens and Brayden Point also scored for the Lightning.
Panthers end long skid: Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, rookie Chris Driedger stopped 31 shots and the Panthers ended an eight-game losing streak on Pittsburgh ice with a 4-1 victory.
Brett Connolly scored his 16th of the season for the Panthers, Frank Vatrano had his ninth and Evgenii Dadonov added an empty-netter for his 18th.
The Panthers bounced back from a loss to the Sabres on Saturday by winning in Pittsburgh for the first time since Jan. 20, 2014.
The Penguins were playing for the third time in four days.