by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 801st and 802nd goals to pass Gordy Howe for second on the NHL’s career list. The Washington Capitals extended their winning streak to four on Friday night as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4–1.
Ovechkin scored an empty goal with a minute left in the third period, sparking enthusiastic celebrations by his teammates and a standing ovation from the crowd. Washington’s longtime captain scored in the first period to match Howe’s mark. He is now 92 years old, matching Wayne Gretzky’s record.
The win also included goals from Sonny Milano and Nick Dowd and 25 saves from Charlie Lindgren as the Capitals won their ninth game in ten games.
Ovechkin provided the assist for Milan’s fifth goal of the season. It was his 409th all-time multi-point game of his, surpassing Paul his Coffey for 12th most in NHL history.
Winnipeg’s David Ricci became the 166th goalkeeper Ovechkin scored, finishing with 23 saves. Kevin Stenlund scored midway through the third period and the Jets lost their second straight.
Hurricane 6, Flyer 5
RALEY, N.C. (AP) — Jesper Fast scored twice in the first period as the Carolina Hurricanes set a franchise record for scoring in a 14-game streak.
Stefan Noesen, Andrey Svechnikov, Jordan Martinuk and Jesperi Kotkaniemi also scored as the Hurricanes extended their eighth straight win. Jordan Stahl scored his 3 assists, Martinook, Martin Nekas and Brett Peche each with 2 assists. Antillanta recorded his 27 saves.
Travis Sanheim, Tony DeAngelo, Nick Sheeler, Scott Laughton and Travis Koneckney scored for the Flyers as they tried to rally with three goals in the third period but suffered their third loss in four games. I drank
The loss ruined the NHL debut of Flyers goaltender Samuel Elson. He was pulled midway through the second period and returned with about two minutes remaining in the frame after Carter Hart was sidelined due to injury. He finished with 25 saves. I had 6 hearts.
Bruins 4, Devils 3
NEWARK, NJ (AP) — David Pasternak scored two of Boston’s four second-period goals, while linemates David Craich and Pavel Zacha each provided two assists in the victory over New Jersey.
Patrice Bergeron and Jake Debrasque also scored for the Bruins, and Linus Urmark made 36 saves in an NHL-best 19th victory. Boston won four in a row.
Jack Hughes, Thomas Tatar and Jegor Sharangovic scored for New Jersey. Mackenzie Blackwood made 14 saves before being pulled out after two periods. The Devils suffered his seventh loss in eight games (1-6-1), and he slipped to 3-6-2 in December.
Islanders 5, Panthers 1
NEW YORK (AP) — New York overtakes Florida as Artulati scores in his NHL debut, Anthony Beauvillier adds two goals and Ilya Sorokin makes 22 saves.
Ryan Pulock and Zach Parise also scored for the Islanders.
Matthew Tkachuk scored his 15th goal of the season for Florida, winning two meetings with the Islanders this season. Sergei Bobrovski recorded his 38 saves.
Raty, a 20-year-old Finnish rookie who was recalled from AHL Bridgeport earlier in the day, beat Bobrovsky with 7:10 in the third.
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