NHL Capsules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal, breaking Sergei Fedorov's record for most by a Russian-born player, but the Dallas Stars bounced back to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night.

Ovechkin's goal came at 7:01 of the third period, knotting the score at 2. He converted a backhand pass from Nicklas Backstrom, shoving the puck into the left side of the net.


Just more than 4 minutes later, Jason Spezza converted a turnover by Washington's Jason Chimera into the go-ahead score.

Ovechkin scored No. 484 in his 777th game; Fedorov had 483 goals in 1,248 games.


Dallas has won eight straight against the Capitals, including five in a row in Washington. Kari Lehtonen stopped 33 shots for the Stars, improving to 9-1 this season.

The victory boosted the Stars' point total to 32, best in the Western Conference. Tyler Seguin and Cody Eakin also scored for Dallas.

Backstrom had a goal for the Capitals.



TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Valtteri Filppula scored a short-handed goal to snap a tie late in the third period, and Tampa Bay ended New York's nine-game winning streak.

In their first meeting since the Lightning beat the Rangers in Game 7 of last season's Eastern Conference final, Filppula scored with 1:05 to play off a 2-on-1 pass from J.T. Brown.

Tampa Bay also got a goal from Alex Killorn. Ben Bishop stopped Chris Kreider's penalty shot in the third and finished with 20 saves, improving to 9-0 against the Rangers in the regular season.

Dominic Moore scored for the Rangers, who fell one short of matching the franchise record of 10 straight wins accomplished in 1939-40 and 1972-73.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen scored the only goal in a shoutout and Jake Allen made 32 saves to lift St. Louis over Buffalo.

The Blues have won seven straight and 17 of 19 against Buffalo since 1999.

Kevin Shattenkirk and Vladimir Tarasenko scored power-play goals in regulation for the Blues (13-6-1), who had lost three of four. Allen stopped four shots in the 3-on-3 overtime period.


Sam Reinhart and Ryan O'Reilly scored in regulation for the Sabres (8-9-2), who have lost three straight after a stretch of five wins in six games. Linus Ullmark stopped 27 shots.


MONTREAL (AP) — Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan scored in the first period, and Arizona held on to beat Montreal.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored for the Coyotes, who lost their previous two games.

Max Pacioretty and Dale Weise had the goals for the Canadiens (14-4-2), who have gone four games without winning in regulation. They have allowed 16 goals while going 1-2-1 during that stretch.

Weise scored with 51 seconds left. Montreal outshot the Coyotes 33-20.

Arizona scored three times on its first six shots against Mike Condon as Montreal fell behind 3-0 for the third game in a row.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Melker Karlsson scored 3:45 into overtime and Martin Jones made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season, giving San Jose a victory over Philadelphia.

Joonas Donskoi set up the game-winner on a 2-on-1 with Karlsson, who beat goalie Steve Mason. It was the fifth straight road win for the Sharks, who improved to 4-0 on their six-game road trip and 8-3 away from home this season.

It also was the 13th win in 14 games for San Jose against the Flyers, and the Sharks' eighth straight victory in Philadelphia. The Flyers last defeated the Sharks at home on Dec. 21, 2000.

Philadelphia dropped its sixth in a row at home, matching its longest skid since April 2011.


BOSTON (AP) — Loui Eriksson scored three goals and Boston beat Minnesota.

Eriksson wrapped up his hat trick when he converted a perfect give-and-go from David Krejci early in the third period.

Minnesota is 1-4-3 in its last eight road games and has led for just 1:12 during that stretch. Jason Zucker scored for the Wild in the second period, but sustained a lower body injury as time expired and had to be helped off the ice.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored to help Pittsburgh beat Colorado.

Malkin got his seventh goal of the season on a power play, and Crosby netted his third of the season, first in seven games and first at even strength this season. David Perron and Chris Kunitz also scored, and the Penguins won their second straight after dropping three of four.

Tyson Barrie got his first score this season, briefly pulling Colorado within a goal in the third period before Crosby helped the Penguins regain a two-goal cushion.

Matt Duchene scored twice and Colorado dropped its second straight after winning the first three games of a season-high, seven-game trip.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for Pittsburgh.


SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano and Cam Fowler scored to lift Anaheim over Florida.

Jakob Silfverberg also had a goal for the Ducks, and Frederik Andersen stopped 23 shots. Anaheim won for the second time in six games.

Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 38 saves.

Cogliano's short-handed goal gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead with 5:19 left in the third.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Erik Karlsson scored twice and had an assist, Craig Anderson made 25 saves and Ottawa beat Columbus.

Anderson got his seventh win of the season and 30th career shutout. Kyle Turris scored an empty-net goal.

The Senators lost Bobby Ryan late in the third period after a hit by David Savard. Patrick Wiercioch also left early, exiting after a hit by Nick Foligno early in the second.

It was Ottawa's second regulation win at home this season.

Curtis McElhinney made 26 saves. He briefly played for the Senators in 2010-11.

The loss snapped the Blue Jackets' three-game winning streak.