The NHL roundup …
WASHINGTON ó Jeff Skinner scored a goal and converted his shootout attempt to lift Carolina to a 4-3 win against Washington.
Skinner’s goal tied the game at 2 less than two minutes into the third period, when his seemingly innocuous shot knuckled past goalie Semyon Varlamov.
Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Hurricanes, and Tuomo Ruutu converted the deciding shootout attempt. Cam Ward had 38 saves.
The Capitals did not convert a shootout chance, Ward stopped shots by Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Flyers 5, Penguins 2
PITTSBURGH ó Ville Leino scored twice in the third period, and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Tuesday night and stay atop the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia has led the conference and the Atlantic Division since Jan. 8.
Goals by Jeff Carter, Scott Hartnell, and Claude Giroux and 25 saves by Sergei Bobrovsky prevented that for the Flyers, who won in regulation for the second time in seven games.
Bruins 3, Blackhawks 0
BOSTON ó Tim Thomas stopped 32 shots for his ninth shutout of the season, and Mark Recchi moved into 12th on the NHL’s career points list as Boston beat Chicago.
Blue Jackets 3, Panthers 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio ó Maksim Mayorov had the lone goal in his first NHL shootout, and Columbus’ Steve Mason stopped all three Florida attempts.
Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 3
TORONTO ó Mikhail Grabovski scored in the second period, rookie Nazem Kadri added two assists to help Toronto top Buffalo.
Lightning 5, Senators 2
TAMPA, Fla. ó Martin St. Louis and Dominic Moore both scored two goals to lead Tampa Bay past Ottawa.
Canucks 3, Predators 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Alex Burrows scored twice in the third period to lead Vancouver over Nashville.
Canadiens 3, Thrashers 1
MONTREAL ó Roman Hamrlik and Mathieu Darche scored 11 seconds apart in the first period to end Montreal’s three-game goal drought.
Blues 3, Wild 2, OT
ST. LOUIS ó Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored in regulation and in the shootout, helping Minnesota end an eight-game losing streak by beating St. Louis.