WASHINGTON (AP) -Tomas Fleischmann scored on a one-timer from the right circle with 1:40 remaining in overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
The NHL-leading Capitals have earned a standings point in 15 straight home games and haven't lost at home in regulation in 2010. Washington had a franchise-record 13-game home winning streak snapped Wednesday night in a shootout loss to Dallas.
Defenseman Mike Green scored twice, Alexander Semin got his 31st, and Jose Theodore made 28 saves for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin, tied with Sidney Crosby for the NHL goal-scoring lead with 44, was held to two assists.
Jussi Jokinen scored his 27th goal, and Patrick Dwyer and Tuomo Ruutu also scored for the Hurricanes, who had won eight of their previous nine to climb out of the Eastern Conference cellar. Carolina is the last team to beat Washington in regulation at the Verizon Center, winning 6-3 on Dec. 28.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Rob Niedermayer, Jamie Langenbrunner and Brian Rolston had a goal and assist each in New Jersey's return from a difficult post-Olympics trip.
New Jersey lost at Calgary and was shut out at cellar-dwelling Edmonton after opening the trip with a win at San Jose. That prompted a team meeting Tuesday that seemed to pay immediate dividends.
Bryce Salvador and Zach Parise and Travis Zajac added goals for the Devils, who matched a season high in goals and never trailed in winning for the fourth time in 12 games (4-7-1). New Jersey chased Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist when Rolston made it 5-3 late in the second period. Vinny Prospal, Erik Christensen, and Brandon Prust scored for the Rangers, who have lost four straight after a three-game winning streak.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Rookie defenseman Tyler Myers had a goal and three assists to help Buffalo reclaim the top spot in the Northeast Division.
Thomas Vanek scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and Jason Pominville, Mark Mancari and Derek Roy also scored. Buffalo won its third straight - its best string since a six-gamer ended in early January - and improved to 36-20-9 to move two points ahead of idle Ottawa in the Northeast.
Jamie Benn had a goal and assist, and Steve Ott and Toby Petersen also scored for the Stars, 1-4 in their past five games.