The NHL roundup …
RALEIGH ó Cam Ward made 31 saves, and Rod Brind’Amour and defensemen Joni Pitkanen, Anton Babchuk and Joe Corvo scored goals in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals.
Carolina extended its home winning streak to eight games, the Hurricanes’ longest home streak since their Stanley Cup championship season in 2005-06.
Sharks 5, Stars 2
SAN JOSE, Calif. ó Joe Pavelski had a goal and two assists, Joe Thornton added another timely goal, and the San Jose Sharks won back-to-back games for just the second time in nearly four weeks.
Rangers 5, Sabres 3
NEW YORK ó Former Buffalo captain Chris Drury scored during New York’s three-goal second period that carried the Rangers past the sliding Sabres.
Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 2
MONTREAL ó Alexei Ponikarovsky had two goals and two assists to help Toronto beat struggling Montreal.
Thrashers 4, Lightning 3, SO
TAMPA, Fla. ó Slava Kozlov scored the only shootout goal, and Atlanta goalie Johan Hedberg stopped all three Tampa Bay tries in the tiebreaker.
Blue Jackets 3, Panthers 1
SUNRISE, Fla. ó Raffi Torres tied it with 2:46 remaining and put Columbus ahead with 1:33 left, and Antoine Vermette added an empty-net goal.
Senators 5, Islanders 2
OTTAWA ó Chris Neil, Filip Kuba, Mike Fisher, Dany Heatley and Nick Foligno scored to help Ottawa win their seventh straight home game.