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Capitals win ninth straight, down Panthers

Capitals win ninth straight, down Panthers

The Washington Capitals streaked to their ninth straight NHL win with a 4-1 defeat of the Florida Panthers on Friday.
Mike Knuble had two goals and an assist, and Niklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists for the Capitals, who led 2-1 after two periods before taking control in the third.
The winning streak is the second-longest in franchise history, one short of the 10 straight in 1983-84. Washington has won 12 times in January to tie the team record for a month, set in December 1984.
The Capitals, who lead the NHL in goals, have outscored the opposition 44-19 during their nine-game run.
Jeff Schultz also scored for Washington, while Florida's goal came from Steven Weiss _ his 20th this season.
Sabres 2, Bruins 1
In Buffalo, New York, Ryan Miller made 30 saves to help Buffalo edge slumping Boston.
Henrik Tallinder and Thomas Vanek got Buffalo's goals.
Milan Lucic scored for Boston, which lost its sixth straight _ the team's longest winless drought since 2007-08.
Red Wings 4, Predators 2
In Detroit, the hosts beat Nashville to end a run of three losses and move level with the Predators for a playoff-yielding eighth place in the Western Conference.
Jimmy Howard made 46 saves, and Jason Williams, Nicklas Lidstrom, Drew Miller and Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings.
Francis Bouillon and Shea Weber scored for Nashville, which has lost a season-worst five straight games.
Devils 5, Maple Leafs 4, OT
In Newark, New Jersey, Travis Zajac scored in overtime after assisting on three goals in regulation, giving New Jersey victory over Toronto.
Zach Parise set up the winner and finished with two goals and two assists, and Dainius Zubrus and Patrick Davis also scored for the Devils.
Alexei Ponikarovsky and Matt Stajan scored in the final minutes to pull Toronto even at 4-4, while Carl Gunnarsson got his first NHL goal, and Colton Orr also scored for the Maple Leafs.
Ducks 2, Lightning 1, SO
In Tampa, Florida, defenseman James Wisniewski scored in regulation and added the shootout winner for Anaheim, who downed Tampa Bay.
Martin St. Louis scored for Tampa Bay, while goalie Antero Niittymaki had his career-high scoreless streak end at 146 minutes, 13 seconds.


Updated : 2021-04-19 05:18 GMT+08:00