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NHL: Neuvirth, Capitals defeat Hurricanes 3-0

AP, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Michal Neuvirth stopped 29 shots for his first NHL shutout as the Washington Capitals beat Carolina 3-0 on Wednesday.

Nicklas Backstrom scored two goals and Matt Hendricks also scored for the Capitals.

Neuvirth made several highlight-reel stops. He snatched a wrist shot out of the air from Eric Staal and stuffed a nifty wraparound backhander from Jeff Skinner.

THRASHERS 6, RANGERS 4

In New York, Niclas Bergfors had a goal and an assist and Atlanta scored twice early in the third period then held on to end New York’s winning streak at three games.

Bergfors gave Atlanta a 3-2 lead in the second period and assisted on Dustin Byfuglien’s power-play goal in the third that stretched the Thrashers’ edge to three goals. Bryan Little, Evander Kane, Eric Boulton and Andrew Ladd also scored.

Ryan Callahan, Sean Avery, Todd White and Brian Boyle had goals for the Rangers.

BLACKHAWKS 3, KINGS 1

In Chicago, Marty Turco made 33 saves, Viktor Stalberg scored the deciding goal and Patrick Sharp added his NHL-leading ninth goal of the season to help Chicago to victory.

Turco allowed only Justin Williams’ first-period goal. The Kings outshot the Blackhawks 15-8 in the third period, pressuring Chicago until Sharp scored with 2:05 remaining. Jake Dowell also scored for Chicago.

Stalberg made it 2-1 at 1:18 in the second period, backhanding the puck over goalie Jonathan Bernier’s left shoulder off a rebound in the slot.

LIGHTNING 5, PENGUINS 3

In Tampa, Martin St Louis blew past Pittsburgh’s Ben Lovejoy and lifted a shot over goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to put Tampa Bay up 4-3 with 13:20 to play, then made it a two-goal game with Fleury on the bench for an extra skater with 30.8 seconds remaining.

Dana Tyrell, Teddy Purcell and Vincent Lecavalier also scored for the Lightning.

Pittsburgh got goals from Craig Adams, Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis.

In other games it was:

‧ Canadiens 5, Islanders 3

‧ Sharks 5, Devils 2

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