RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -Cam Ward made 26 saves, and new captain Eric Staal scored his third goal in two games as the Carolina Hurricanes won their third straight by beating the New York Islanders 4-1 on Thursday night.
Matt Cullen, Stephane Yelle and Jussi Jokinen added goals for the surging Hurricanes, who have won four of five. Since replacing Rod Brind'Amour as captain on Jan. 21, Staal has eight goals in five games.
Ward has only allowed three goals in his last three games.
Matt Moulson scored his 20th goal this season with 4:31 remaining to spoil Ward's shutout bid. Rick DiPietro made 19 saves for the Islanders, who have lost three consecutive games.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Anze Kopitar scored his 100th and 101st career goals and Los Angeles tied a season high with its fourth straight win.
Jonathan Quick was at his best during a Columbus blitz in the opening 2 minutes, stopping seven shots at the outset on his way to 29 saves.
Matt Greene and Ryan Smyth also scored for the Kings, who have won four straight for the fourth time this season. Los Angeles have won five straight on the road.
Antoine Vermette ended Quick's shutout bid with his 17th goal midway through the third period.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brian Elliot made 30 saves to win his sixth consecutive start and Ottawa tied a club record with its eighth straight win.
Mike Fisher, Chris Kelly, Jason Spezza and Nick Foligno scored for the Senators, who matched the Washington Capitals for the NHL's longest active winning streak. It is Ottawa's longest run since Oct. 13-Nov. 6, 2007.
Elliott has been in the nets for the last six Senators victories, allowing only six goals during that span.
Evgeni Malkin scored 1:34 in for the Penguins, who had won three of four. Pittsburgh's lead over the Senators for fourth place in the Eastern Conference was trimmed to three points.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jim Slater's second goal of the game snapped a tie and lifted Atlanta over Philadelphia.
The Thrashers rallied from a 3-1 deficit to hand Philadelphia its first loss when leading after two periods. The Flyers were 22-0.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Rich Peverley also scored for the Thrashers, and Evander Kane set up both of Slater's goals with nifty wraparound passes. Atlanta moved one point ahead of the Flyers, who entered the night in a four-way tie for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Claude Giroux, Arron Asham and Dan Carcillo had goals for Philadelphia, 11-5-1 in its last 17 games.
During the Thrashers' 10-year history, the Flyers are 29-5-4 against them, including 14-2-3 at home.