WASHINGTON (AP) -Marty Turco made 49 saves, Brad Richards had a goal and an assist, and the Dallas Stars scored three times in six shots early in the third period en route to a 4-3 shootout victory over the Capitals on Monday night, ending Washington's club-record home winning streak at 13 games.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin snapped a season-high, six-game goal drought by scoring twice to match Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby for the league lead with 44. Ovechkin's second goal came with 3:16 left in the third period and tied the game.
But Turco stopped Ovechkin in the opening round of the shootout, and the Stars went on to take it 2-1, with Richards and Loui Eriksson beating Semyon Varlamov.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michal Handzus and Alexander Frolov scored power-play goals 41 seconds apart during a four-goal first period, Fredrik Modin also scored with the man advantage against the team that traded him last week, and Los Angeles routed Columbus.
Frolov also tied a career high with three assists, and the Kings also got goals from Wayne Simmonds, Drew Doughty and Brad Richardson to match their highest-scoring output of the season. Jonathan Quick recorded his third shutout and seventh of his career while his teammates outshot Columbus 35-11.
Rick Nash, the Blue Jackets' leading goal scorer, left the game late in the first period because of an undisclosed lower-body injury.
The Blue Jackets were outshot 26-5 through the first two periods while the Kings built their 6-0 lead and equaled a season high with their three power-play goals.