NEWARK, N.J. (AP)Alex Ovechkin moved into a second-place tie on the all-time list for NHL power-play goals and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Sunday, completing a sweep of their eight-game season series.
Ovechkin’s second-period goal was his 265th with the extra man, tying him with Brett Hull for second place and leaving him nine behind all-time league leader Dave Andreychuk (274). The 35-year-old Russian, who also picked up two assists, has 19 goals this season and 725 in his career.
Ilya Samsonov stopped 35 shots, and T.J. Oshie, Conor Sheary, Carl Hagelin and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for Washington. The eight-game sweep was the first in team history against a single opponent.
Travis Zajac scored twice and Yegor Sharangovich and Jesper Bratt once for New Jersey, which trailed 3-2 after two periods despite outshooting the Caps 31-12. Mackenzie Blackwood finished with 14 saves.
RED WINGS 5, LIGHTNING 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Thomas Greiss made 27 stops to lead Detroit to its first road win against Tampa Bay in the regular season in more than 10 years.
Marc Staal, Valtteri Filppula, Michael Rasmussen, Darren Helm and Dylan Larkin all scored for the Red Wings, who snapped a three-game winless streak. Luke Glendening and Anthony Mantha each finished with two assists for Detroit, which had lost 17 consecutive regular-season games in Tampa.
Victor Hedman scored his seventh goal for the Lightning. Christopher Gibson stopped 13 shots in the loss, his undoing coming when he allowed three goals in a span of 2:53 in the second period.
PANTHERS 3, BLUE JACKETS 0
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist, Chris Driedger posted his third career shutout, and Florida won its sixth straight.
Frank Vatrano and Gustav Forsling also scored, and MacKenzie Weegar had two assists as the Panthers moved into sole possession of first place in the Central Division.
Driedger, who has earned wins in four of his last five appearances, stopped all 32 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season.
Joonas Korpisalo also had 32 saves for Columbus.
HURRICANES 1, STARS 0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Petr Mrazek made 28 saves in his first game back after a two-month absence as Carolina beat Dallas.
Mrazek, who notched his third shutout of the season, played for the first time since suffering a thumb injury Jan. 30 against Dallas.
Stars coach Rick Bowness didn’t return to the bench for the third period because of what the team announced was a COVID protocol.
Jordan Martinook’s second-period goal was enough scoring. It was his second goal of the season, with the other coming Feb. 13 at Dallas.
Dallas goalie Jake Oettinger made 37 saves just a night after a 41-save outing in a victory against the Hurricanes.
MAPLE LEAFS 4, FLAMES 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Auston Matthews and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist and Toronto beat Calgary.
Morgan Rielly and Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are 6-3-1 in their last 10 and continue to top the NHL’s North Division. Michael Hutchinson made 32 saves.
Joakim Nordstrom and Andrew Mangiapane scored for the Flames, who are 2-8-0 in their last 10 and 5-8-0 since Darryl Sutter took over as head coach. David Rittich stopped 26 shots.
Toronto has won five of seven meetings between the teams this season. The Flames host the Maple Leafs again Monday.
COYOTES 3, DUCKS 2, OT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Jakob Chychrun scored his third goal 1:47 into overtime and Arizona Coyotes beat Anaheim.
It was the first career hat trick for Chychrun, who scored on a long wrist shot.
Adin Hill made 18 saves for the Coyotes, who swept the two game set after winning 4-2 on Friday. Arizona has won five of six.
Sam Carrick and Derek Grant scored, Trevor Zegras had two assists, and the Ducks went 2-4-2 in the season series.
John Gibson made 28 saves, including stopping Clayton Keller’s penalty shot 1:41 into overtime, in his return after missing three games because of an upper-body injury
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