NHL roundup: recap, scores, notes for every game played on February 5

By The Sports Xchange  |  Feb. 6, 2017 at 7:02 AM
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Washington Capitals 5, Los Angeles Kings 0

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals continued to flex their offensive muscles, routing the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 on Sunday for their ninth straight home victory.

Lars Eller, Marcus Johansson, Brett Connolly, T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams all lit the lamp for Washington, which now has an NHL-best 78 points. Backup goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped 38 shots to earn his third shutout of the season.

The Capitals honored Alexander Ovechkin before the game for reaching the 1,000-point milestone last month, and the veteran winger got in on the fun with a second-period assist to raise his career total to 1,014.

New York Rangers 4, Calgary Flames 3

NEW YORK -- Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead goal with 11:40 remaining in the third period and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves as New York Rangers defeated Calgary.

Kreider used Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman as a screen and whistled a wrist shot past the catching glove hand of goaltender Brian Elliot to break the 2-all tie.

Rick Nash, Michael Grabner and Jesper Fast also scored for the Rangers. J.T. Miller had two assists.

Edmonton Oilers 1, Montreal Canadiens 0 (SO)

MONTREAL -- Leon Draisaitl scored the shootout winner to lift Edmonton to the road win.

Al Montoya stopped 32 shots for the Canadiens while Cam Talbot made 22 saves for Edmonton, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

The Oilers had a chance right off the hop when Jordan Eberle tipped a shot that landed right by Montoya's pad. But no Oilers were within reach of the loose puck and the Canadiens cleared it out of harm's way. Montreal got its first chance a few minutes later when Alexei Emelin's one-timer from the point sbeat Talbot but hit the crossbar.

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