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CHICAGO - Andre Burakovsky, Marcus Johansson and Joel Ward scored in a 4:52 span late in the second period, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Friday night, ending a five-game losing streak.

Braden Holtby made 38 saves for the Capitals, who were 0-4-1 since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25.

Brandon Saad and Duncan Keith scored for Chicago, which led 2-0 but then came unglued after Burakovsky scored with just under 5 minutes left in the second.

Corey Crawford made 21 saves for the Blackhawks, who have lost three of four and are 3-6-0 in their last nine.

The Blackhawks played their first game without forward Patrick Sharp, expected to miss a month after injuring his right knee Tuesday at Montreal. Sharp led Chicago last season with 34 goals and 44 assists.


DETROIT (AP) ? Niklas Kronwall scored on a lucky bounce and Detroit beat New Jersey to snap a three-game skid.

Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith and Johan Franzen also scored for the Red Wings, who outshot the Devils 31-17. Jimmy Howard finished with 15 saves.

Steve Bernier and Jordin Tootoo scored for the Devils, who lost their third straight. Cory Schneider stopped 20 shots while giving up all four goals in the first two periods, and was replaced by Keith Kinkaid to start the third. Kinkaid stopped all seven shots he faced.

Kronwall's long slap shot late in the second sailed past the net and ricocheted straight back off the boards. The puck hit the back of Schneider's left leg and rolled in to give the Red Wings a 4-1 lead.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ??? Elias Lindholm scored with 37.8 seconds left in overtime to lift Carolina over Columbus for its fourth straight win.

Scott Hartnell had two second-period goals for the Blue Jackets, who lost their seventh consecutive game.

Carolina's Victor Rask tied it at 2 with 8:09 left in the third period on a shot through traffic. Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes, and Cam Ward made 29 saves.


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ??? Boyd Gordon scored with 4:16 remaining in the third period to give Edmonton a victory over Buffalo.

After a giveaway by Andrej Meszaros, Gordon took a pass from Teddy Purcell on a 2-on-1 break and poked the puck into an empty net with goalie Michal Neuvirth out of position. Purcell had two assists.

Iiro Pakarinen and Mark Arcobello also scored for the Oilers, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Victor Fasth stopped 29 shots.

Matt Moulson and Drew Stafford scored for the Sabres. Neuvirth made 49 saves.

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