Rod Brind'Amour had two goals and two assists and Erik Cole also had a hand in every score for the Carolina Hurricanes in a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday.
Brind'Amour and Cole scored power-play goals less than two minutes apart in the second period, sending Carolina on its way to its fourth victory in five games. Brind'Amour scored for the fourth game in a row and extended his point streak to seven games.
Backup goalie John Grahame made 21 saves to earn his first win for the Stanley Cup champions since joining them in the offseason.
Brind'Amour, the Hurricanes' captain, entered the game tied for third in the NHL with 26 points. He assisted on Cole's opening goal, scored shortly thereafter to make it 2-0, assisted on Ray Whitney's goal early in the third period and ended the scoring with 1:47 remaining off a pass from Cole, who finished with three assists.
Richard Zednik, who missed the previous six games with an injury, scored for the Capitals.
Avalanche 3, Blue Jackets 0
At Columbus, Ohio, Peter Budaj made 25 saves for his third career shutout and Colorado blanked Columbus to snap a four-game losing streak.
Devils 3, Senators 2
At East Rutherford, New Jersey, Jamie Langenbrunner scored twice and set up another to lead New Jersey over Ottawa.
Stars 5, Thrashers 3
At Atlanta, Mike Ribeiro scored two goals in the opening period for Dallas and Patrik Stefan enjoyed a successful return to Atlanta.
Sabres 4, Penguins 2
At Buffalo, New York, Maxim Afinogenov had a goal and an assist in his return from a shoulder injury to help Buffalo down Pittsburgh.
Lightning 3, Islanders 2, SO
At Tampa, Florida, Dmitry Afanasenkov scored the lone shootout goal in the seventh round to lift Tampa Bay past the New York Islanders.
Flames 4, Red Wings 1
At Calgary, Alberta, Kristian Huselius had a goal and an assist, Miikka Kiprusoff narrowly missed another shutout and Calgary beat Detroit for its sixth straight win.
Canucks 4, Blues 2
At Vancouver, British Columbia, Markus Naslund scored twice and Ryan Kesler added a goal with 1:01 left to lift Vancouver over St. Louis. Brendan Morrison also scored and Roberto Luongo made 19 saves as the Canucks won for just the second time in eight games. Doug Weight scored his first goal of the season.
Blackhawks 4, Ducks 3, SO
At Anaheim, California, Tuomo Ruutu scored the tying goal with 9:21 left in regulation and had the only goal in the shootout, leading Chicago to victory over Anaheim. Patrick Sharp had a goal, Martin Lapointe scored and Michael Holmqvist had two assists, helping the Blackhawks stop a five-game road losing streak.