Orlov lifts Capitals over Lightning 4-3
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.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored three times to lead Columbus to the victory.
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.
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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas’ Alex Tuch scored in regulation and added the shootout winner.
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.
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.
Pavel Buchnevich and Filip Chytil scored for the Rangers, who had won three in a row. Lundqvist had 24 saves.
John Gibson made 17 saves for the Ducks.
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.
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. Defenseman 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.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Defenseman 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.
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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel had two goals and an assist, powering Buffalo to the victory.
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.
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.
- Buffalo Sabres
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Colorado Avalanche
- Columbus Blue Jackets
- Dmitry Orlov
- Minnesota Wild
- Nashville Predators
- Nathan MacKinnon
- San Jose Sharks
- Washington Capitals
- Winnipeg Jets