Washington Capitals 2, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
WASHINGTON -- Washington's T.J. Oshie scored the only goal during a shootout, and the Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday.
Seth Jones of the Blue Jackets made it 1-0 before Dmitry Orlov got the equalizer for the Caps, who hung onto the top spot in the Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference with the win.
Sergei Bobrovsky made a season-high 44 saves during regulation and the 3-on-3 overtime for the Blue Jackets. It was his first loss after seven wins in the month of March.
Edmonton Oilers 7, Colorado Avalanche 4
DENVER -- Drake Caggiula scored a tiebreaking goal with 2:11 left, Jordan Eberle and Leon Draisaitl added insurance goals, and Edmonton rallied to beat Colorado.
Mikko Rantanen had two goals, J.T. Compher and Rene Bourque had a goal each and Nathan MacKinnon finished with two assists for the Avalanche.
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Dallas Stars 2 (SO)
CHICAGO -- Artemi Panarin scored the tiebreaking goal in the shootout, and Chicago outlasted Dallas.
Philadelphia Flyers 3, Minnesota Wild 1
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Goals by Sean Couturier and Matt Read spurred Philadelphia over Minnesota, thwarting the home team's chance to clinch a playoff spot.
Zach Parise had the lone goal for the Wild, who lost for the eighth time in the past 10 games. Devan Dubnyk had 24 saves.
Nashville Predators 3, Calgary Flames 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Despite posting a season-low 17 shots on goal, Nashville held off Calgary at Bridgestone Arena.
Ryan Ellis clinched the contest for the Predators, beating Chad Johnson with a wrist shot from the high slot with eight minutes left in the third period. It was the third goal in two games for Ellis, who also has five points in his last three contests.
Calle Jarnkrok and Colton Sissons also scored for the Predators while Dougie Hamilton scored for the Flames.
St. Louis Blues 4, Vancouver Canucks 1
ST. LOUIS -- Magnus Paajarvi scored a pair of goals to lead St. Louis over Vancouver.
Henrik Sedin scored for the Canucks, who lost for the seventh time in their last eight games.
Florida Panthers 3, Arizona Coyotes 1
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Jonathan Marchessault broke a tie score by scoring twice within 26 seconds as Florida defeated Arizona.
Tobias Rieder scored his 16th goal of the season for the Coyotes.
Ottawa Senators 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (SO)
OTTAWA -- Ottawa rallied from a third-period deficit and earned shootout win over Pittsburgh.
Mike Hoffman scored in regulation for the Senators, and Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout. Mike Condon made 34 saves to help the Senators pull to within a point of the Montreal Canadiens for first place in the Atlantic Division.
Nick Bonino scored a power-play goal at 9:21 of the second period, and Matt Murray made 29 saves for the Penguins.
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Montreal Canadiens 1
MONTREAL -- Lee Stempniak scored a pair to lift Carolina over Montreal.
Elias Lindholm and Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes, who won at the Bell Centre for the first time since Feb. 13, 2012.
Alex Galchenyuk scored for the Canadiens.
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, New Jersey Devils 2
TORONTO -- William Nylander had a goal and assist to help Toronto earn a victory over New Jersey.
John Moore scored twice for the Devils.
Tampa Bay Lightning 6, Boston Bruins 3
BOSTON -- Tampa Bay, fighting to stay alive in the playoff hunt, quickly wiped out three one-goal deficits and struck for three goals in the third period to stun Boston.
Nikita Kucherov had a hat trick, Jonathan Drouin had a goal and two assists, and Brayden Point and Anton Stralman also scored for the Lightning. Point added an assist and Victor Hedman had two assists.
Los Angeles Kings 5, Winnipeg Jets 2
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles scored three power-play goals and another short-handed and kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a victory against Winnipeg at Staples Center.
Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Jake Muzzin each had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Toffoli had two assists for the Kings, who scored three power-play goals in a game for the third time this season and second time in the last eight contests.