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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Michal Handzus scored a short-handed goal early in the third period to put Los Angeles ahead, and Ryan Smyth connected on a power play, leading the Kings to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shots a day after he was selected to the U.S. Olympic team along with Los Angeles teammates Dustin Brown and Jack Johnson.

Quick kept the Kings in the game during a one-sided second period in which the Capitals outshot Los Angeles 13-2. He made two tough saves on Alex Ovechkin in less than a minute, flicking out his right leg at the last instant to thwart Ovechkin's tricky 25-foot wrist shot with 9 1/2 minutes left in the period, then stopping another wrist shot from point-blank range by the two-time MVP.

Defenseman Mike Green had a power-play goal for Washington.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Zenon Konopka celebrated his 29th birthday with a rare goal, and Martin St. Louis and Steve Downie also scored to help Tampa Bay hand Stanley Cup champiopn Pittsburgh its fourth straight loss.

Konopka gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead in the second with his second goal of the season and sixth in 79 NHL games. Mike Smith made 25 saves, allowing only Bill Guerin's first-period goal.

NEW YORK (AP) - Ray Whitney scored at 3:45 of overtime to give Carolina a split in the home-and-home series and its third victory in 20 road games this season.

Cam Ward made 27 saves, and Tom Kostopoulos had a goal for Carolina, last in the NHL with 29 points. Marian Gaborik scored his NHL-leading 27th goal for New York, 5-1-2 in its last eight. The Rangers beat Carolina 2-1 on Thursday night in Raleigh.

DALLAS (AP) - Daniel Sedin scored the go-ahead goal on a power play early in the third period, and Roberto Luongo made 31 saves for Vancouver.

Ryan Kesler had a second-period goal and Alex Burrows added an empty-netter for the Canucks, 4-0-1 on their five-game trip. Loui Eriksson scored for Dallas.

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