(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Defenseman Dmitri Orlov scored the go-ahead goal with 5:04 left in the game, and Alex Ovechkin scored his 40th of the season as the Washington Capitals tallied twice in the third period to rally past the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Friday night.
Orlov slid the puck through his own legs to evade a defender in the left circle and then back-handed a shot that evaded goalie Darcy Kuemper for his ninth goal as the Capitals avoided suffering back-to-back regulation losses for the first time this season.
Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1
Left winger Matt Beleskey scored two goals and the Boston Bruins added to their road success by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday night at PNC Arena.
Goalie Tuukka Rask made 39 saves for the Bruins, who have won three of their past four games.
Center Patrice Bergeron and Beleskey scored 2:12 apart in the first period. Beleskey responded to Carolina's goal, restoring the two-goal cushion with a third-period score. Center Brad Marchand added an empty-neter with 13 seconds to play.
Lightning 4, Devils 0
Center Steven Stamkos and left winger Ondrej Palat each scored a goal and had an assist to lead the surging Tampa Bay Lighting to a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center.
Right winger Ryan Callahan recorded two assists, while left winger Alex Killorn and defenseman Matt Carle added goals for Tampa Bay, which has won five straight and improved to 35-22-4.
Ducks 2, Oilers 1 (overtime)
Center Rickard Rakell scored 1:24 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in front of a sellout crowd of 17,174 at the Honda Center.
Center Ryan Getzlaf also scored to extend his point streak to 10 games, and goalie Frederik Anderson made 17 saves for his fifth successive win and the Ducks' seventh in a row, a season high.
Sabres 3, Sharks 1
Defenseman Zach Bogosian's tie-breaking goal at 12:36 of the third period enabled the lowly Buffalo Sabres to skate out of SAP Center with a 3-1 win, thus ending the San Jose Sharks' nine-game points streak.
The Sharks squandered a chance to reach .500 at home for the first time this season and pull within four points of idle Los Angeles for the lead in the Pacific Division. Instead, third-place San Jose slipped four points behind second-place and victorious Anaheim while remaining six behind the Kings.