Washington Capitals 4, Minnesota Wild 2
WASHINGTON -- Alexander Ovechkin ended a 10-game scoreless drought with a second-period goal and the Washington Capitals halted their four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in a battle of conference leaders.
Devon Dubnyk made 36 saves for the Wild, who got goals from matt Dumba and Eric Staal.
Florida Panthers 7, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals and Thomas Vanek added a career-high four assists as Florida broke a five-game losing streak, defeating Toronto at the BB&T Center.
Leo Komarov and Nikita Soshnikov scored for the Maple Leafs.
Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Ottawa Senators 1 (OT)
OTTAWA -- Victor Hedman's goal with 53.9 seconds left in overtime gave surging Tampa Bay a victory over Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre.
Brayden Point scored in regulation for the Lightning. Tommy Wingels scored for the Senators (39-22-7).
Mike Condon made 35 saves for the Senators while Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 shots in the Tampa net.
Chicago Blackhawks 4, Montreal Canadiens 2
MONTREAL -- Patrick Kane scored a goal and an assist to help Chicago top Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre.
Paul Byron and Shea Weber replied for the Canadiens.
New York Islanders 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2 (OT)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime and New York produced a solid bounce-back result by defeating Carolina at PNC Arena.
Joshua Ho-Sang and Jason Chimera scored in a brief span of the second period for the Islanders, who lost to the same opponent by an 8-4 score a night earlier in New York.
Joakim Nordstrom and Elias Lindholm scored for the Hurricanes, who have points in four consecutive games.
Edmonton Oilers 7, Dallas Stars 1
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Seven players made the scoresheet with goals for Edmonton as it finally got some traction going during their eight-game homestand with a victory over Dallas.
Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Benoit Pouliot, Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, David Desharnais and Patrick Maroon scored for the Oilers, who snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 2-2-1 on the lengthy homestand.
Brett Ritchie replied for the Stars, who lost three games in a row.
San Jose Sharks 4, Buffalo Sabres 1
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski continued his late-season goal surge to lead San Jose over Buffalo.
Pavelski scored twice to take the team lead with 28 goals. The San Jose captain has seven goals in five games. And goalie Martin Jones made 22 saves as the Sharks enjoyed quite the disparity of shots on goal -- 41-23 -- which included a season-high 20 for one period in the first.
Logan Couture and Michael Haley also scored for the Sharks while Jack Eichel scored his 20th for the Sabres.
Arizona Coyotes 3, Los Angeles Kings 2 (SO)
LOS ANGELES -- Max Domi scored two goals and Anthony DeAngelo scored the deciding shootout goal as Arizona defeated Los Angeles.
The Coyotes won their third straight game with Louis Domingue stopping 44 Kings' shots and nine shootout attempts.
Tyler Toffoli scored both regulation goals for the Kings, who lost their second straight game.