Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Mike Ribeiro scored the go-ahead goal with 2:16 remaining as the Washington Capitals rallied past the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, to split a home-and-home series. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist for the Capitals, who avenged a 4-0 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday. Joey Crabb also lit the lamp in the win. Michal Neuvirth made 36 saves for Washington, which snapped a three-game skid as well. Alexander Semin and Patrick Dwyer scored for the Hurricanes, who had won six of seven coming in. Dan Ellis stopped 22-of-25 shots.
Final Score: Chicago 2, Columbus 1 (SO)
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - While the Columbus Blue Jackets were able to extend one streak, they still couldn't prevent another from continuing. Patrick Kane came through with the deciding goal in the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks registered their 11th consecutive victory over the Blue Jackets with a 2-1 decision at Nationwide Arena. Kane also assisted on Johnny Oduya's regulation score, while Jonathan Toews also tallied during the shootout portion to help Chicago end a string of two straight losses following a 24-game run of earning at least one point to begin the season. Corey Crawford came up with 29 saves before turning aside 2-of-3 Columbus skaters in the shootout. While Columbus fell despite a 39-save effort from Sergei Bobrovsky, it still managed to notch a point for a franchise-record ninth straight contest (5-0-4). Jack Johnson accounted for the Blue Jackets' lone marker.
Final Score: Boston 4, Florida 1
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Patrice Bergeron scored two goals, and the Boston Bruins overcame some lapses in lethargy to beat the struggling Florida Panthers, 4-1, at TD Garden. Tuukka Rask made 29 saves for the Bruins, who have won four of their last five games. Scott Clemmensen stopped 28 shots for Florida, which has dropped five straight games and eight of nine overall.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 1
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Pascal Dupuis scored a pair of late goals to lift Pittsburgh over Toronto, 3-1, at Air Canada Centre. Craig Adams also tallied, while Chris Kunitz posted two assists for the Penguins, who upped their league-best road record to 12-4-0 by extending their season-high win streak to seven games. Marc-Andre Fleury snagged the win with 28 stops. Tyler Bozak picked up the lone score for the Maple Leafs, losers in four straight. Ben Scrivens made 25 saves in defeat.