OTTAWA Alexander Ovechkin had four goals and an assist to lead the Washington Capitals to an 8-6 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
The Russian star, who needed stitches to close a left leg cut one night earlier, scored a power-play goal 4:45 in to put Washington up 2-0. He added his second of the game early in the second before completing his first hat trick of the season.
WILD 5, OILERS 4 (OT): At St. Paul, Minn., Petteri Nummelin capped a Minnesota comeback from three goals down by scoring on an overtime power play.
KINGS 3, AVALANCHE 1: At Denver, Derek Armstrong and Scott Thornton scored goals 1:17 apart in the third period and Los Angeles broke an eight-game losing streak.
PENGUINS 2, SABRES 0: At Pittsburgh, Ty Conklin, in the minors a month ago, won his fourth in a row and Sidney Crosby set up both Pittsburgh goals.
RANGERS 6, MAPLE LEAFS 1: At Toronto, Petr Prucha powered the suddenly potent New York power play, scoring two of the Rangers' season-high five with the man advantage.
ISLANDERS 5, DEVILS 2: At Uniondale, N.Y., Andy Sutton scored his first goal of the season with 8:17 left in the third period.
BLUE JACKETS 4, HURRICANES 1: At Columbus, Ohi, Nikolai Zherdev scored two goals and had a career-best four points.
THRASHERS 5, BRUINS 0: At Atlanta, Slava Kozlov, Bobby Holik and Pascal Dupuis scored in a three-goal first period and Kari Lehtonen earned his second shutout. Ilya Kovalchuk scored his league-leading 32nd goal.
FLYERS 4, LIGHTNING 2: At Tampa, Fla., Joffrey Lupul scored on a penalty shot and added two assists. Mike Knuble, Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen also scored for Philadelphia.
SHARKS 5, PREDATORS 2: At Nashville, Tenn., Steve Bernier had a goal and two assists to help San Jose win a team-record ninth straight road game.
RED WINGS 4, COYOTES 2: At Glendale, Ariz., Pavel Datsyuk scored a tiebreaking goal with just over four minutes remaining.
STARS 5, BLUES 4 (SO): At Dallas, Mike Modano had the only goal in a shootout.
FLAMES 5, DUCKS 3: At Calgary, Alberta, Jarome Iginla scored two goals, including the winner on a late power play.