NHL Roundup: Semin lifts Caps past Hurricanes
WASHINGTON ó Alexander Semin scored twice in the final 3 minutes, getting the winner with 10.9 seconds left, to rally Washington.
The Capitals trailed 2-1 before Semin scored from close range with 2:43 to go. Then, with time running out, he ended a rush toward the net by beating Cam Ward with a wrist shot from inside the right circle. Semin has 10 goals in 12 games.
Sergei Fedorov also scored for Washington, 10-0-1 in its last 11 regular-season home games dating to last season. Scott Walker and Tuomo Ruutu scored for Carolina.
Rangers 5, Lightning 2
NEW YORK ó Chris Drury had two of New York’s three power-play goals and finished his hat trick with a short-handed score to help the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning for the third time this season, 5-2 on Thursday night.
Drury scored his fifth of the season with 27.5 seconds left.
Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves for the Rangers.
Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 2
BOSTON ó Blake Wheeler had his first three-goal game in the NHL, hours after the Boston rookie changed his uniform number from 42 to 26.
Defensemen Dennis Wideman and Zdeno Chara, playing his 700th NHL game, added goals for the Bruins in their fifth win in six games. Mikhail Grabovski and Alex Steen scored for Toronto. The Maple Leafs have lost three straight.
Penguins 5, Oilers 4
PITTSBURGH ó Miroslav Satan and Petr Sykora each scored twice, NHL scoring leader Evgeni Malkin set up three goals in the second period for Pittsburgh.
Maxime Talbot also scored to help Pittsburgh take a 5-0 lead.
Fernando Pisani, Tom Gilbert, Ales Hemsky and Sheldon Souray scored for Edmonton, playing on the road for the 10th time in 12 games.
Thrashers 4, Islanders 3
ATLANTA ó Slava Kozlov scored twice, and Tobias Enstrom had the deciding goal with 8:31 remaining for Atlanta.
Jason Williams also scored for Atlanta. With their first two-game winning streak since last February, Atlanta moved out of last place in the Eastern Conference ó a point ahead of the Islanders.
Frans Nielsen, Trent Hunter and Jon Sim scored for New York.
Senators 4, Flyers 1
OTTAWA ó Dany Heatley scored for the fifth straight game and Jesse Winchester had his first NHL goal to lead Ottawa.
Alex Auld stopped 17 shots and Anton Volchenkov and Chris Neil also scored for Ottawa. The Senators are 4-0-1 following a four-game losing streak.
Arron Asham scored his first goal for Philadelphia.