Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson and Joel Ward scored in a 4 minute, 52 second span late in the second period as the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak.
Braden Holtby made 38 saves for the Capitals, who were 0-4-1 since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25.
Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith scored for Chicago, who led 2-0, but then came unglued after Burakovsky scored with just under 5 minutes left in the second.
Corey Crawford made 21 saves for the Blackhawks, who have lost three of four and are 3-6-0 in their past nine.
The Blackhawks played their first game without forward Patrick Sharp, expected to miss a month after injuring his right knee on Tuesday in Montreal. Sharp led Chicago last season with 34 goals and 44 assists.
HURRICANES 3, BLUE JACKETS 2, OT
Elias Lindholm scored with 37.8 seconds left in overtime to lift Carolina over Columbus for their fourth straight win.
Scott Hartnell had two second-period goals for the Blue Jackets, who lost their seventh straight.
Carolina’s Victor Rask tied it at 2 with 8:09 left in the third period on a shot through traffic. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes, and Cam Ward made 29 saves.
COYOTES 3, DUCKS 2, SO
Rob Klinkhammer and Shane Doan scored 58 seconds apart early in the second period, Mike Smith made 37 saves and Mikkel Boedker got the deciding goal in the shootout to lead Arizona.
It was the Coyotes’ third straight win, all by one-goal margins, after beating Washington and Toronto.
Ryan Getzlaf and Matt Beleskey scored for the two-time Pacific Division-champion Ducks and Frederik Andersen made 23 saves after missing two games with stiffness in his leg.
Getzlaf returned to the lineup after missing Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders because of the flu. Linemate Corey Perry, who leads the league with 11 goals, sat out his second straight game for the same reason.
RED WINGS 4, DEVILS 2
Niklas Kronwall scored on a lucky bounce as Detroit beat New Jersey to snap a three-game skid.
Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith and Johan Franzen also scored for the Red Wings, who outshot the Devils 31-17.
Steve Bernier and Jordin Tootoo scored for the Devils, who lost their third straight.
Cory Schneider stopped 20 shots while giving up all four goals in the first two periods, and was replaced by Keith Kinkaid, who stopped all seven shots he faced.
Kronwall’s long slap shot late in the second sailed past the net and ricocheted straight back off the boards. The puck hit the back of Schneider’s left leg and rolled in to give the Red Wings a 4-1 lead.
OILERS 3, SABRES 2
Boyd Gordon scored with 4:16 remaining in the third period to give Edmonton a victory over Buffalo.
Iiro Pakarinen and Mark Arcobello also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Matt Moulson and Drew Stafford scored for the Sabres.
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