Hurricanes Rally Past Devils, Snap Road Skid
Newark, n.j. — Patrick Dwyer scored short-handed to cap a three-goal burst in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped their six-game road losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.
Justin Faulk scored his first of the season, and Tuomo Ruutu and Ron Hainsey each had a goal for the Hurricanes, who opened a 4-1 lead and held on behind 19 saves from Cam Ward. Eric Staal’s assist extended his season-best points streak to seven games.
Travis Zajac, Andy Greene and Jaromir Jagr scored for the Devils, who lost their third in a row — all with Martin Brodeur in goal.
Canadiens 3, Sabres 1
Buffalo, n.y. — Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais scored, Carey Price made 24 saves and the Canadiens extended their winning streak to four games.
Andrei Markov had three assists and Montreal’s NHL-best road power play scored twice in four chances.
Matt Moulson scored for Buffalo as the Sabres lost their fifth consecutive game in regulation.
Ryan Miller made 28 saves in the loss.
Jets 3, Islanders 2
Uniondale, n.y. — Mark Stuart, Andrew Ladd and Devin Setoguchi scored second-period goals and Al Montoya made 28 saves and Winnipeg defeated New York.
The Jets won their second straight to start a six-game road trip. Winnipeg defeated New Jersey on Monday. The Jets continue their trip at Philadelphia on Friday before playing the Rangers next week.
Predators 4, Blue Jackets 0
Columbus, Ohio — Rookie goalie Marek Mazanec made 19 saves for his second shutout, and Matt Cullen and Nick Spaling each had a goal and an assist as Nashville beat Columbus.
Mike Fisher and David Legwand also scored for Nashville, which has found its groove on the heels of a four-game losing streak. Mazanec, filling in while Pekka Rinne recovers from a hip injury, earned his fifth win — all in the last six games.
Senators 6, Capitals 4
Washington — Bobby Ryan scored two goals and Ottawa topped Washington.
Zack Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 2:23 remaining.
Smith’s goal at came 17:37 of the third after Washington’s John Carlson tied the game on a Capitals’ power play.
Lightning 4, Flyers 2
Tampa, Fla. — Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist to help Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia, spoiling Vincent Lecavalier’s homecoming.
Lecavalier, who played 14 years for the Lightning after being selected first overall in the 1998 draft, faced his old team for the first time and scored a power-play goal late in the third period.
The former Tampa Bay captain received a standing ovation after a video tribute was played on the scoreboard midway through the first.