Capitals 6, Islanders 2: Alex Ovechkin returned from a shoulder injury to score his 11th and 12th goals of the season to lead Washington. After being sidelined for two games, Ovechkin scored twice on the power play in a five-goal second period for the Capitals, who have won three straight and are above .500 for the first time this season (8-7). Evgeni Nabokov had 33 saves.
Coyotes 3, Canucks 2: Antoine Vermette scored the deciding goal in the shootout for the second straight game, and Phoenix won its fifth in a row. Vermette, who gave the Coyotes a victory at San Jose on Saturday, trickled the puck just past the line in the sixth round of this tiebreaker. It was the Coyotes' third consecutive shootout win.
Hurricanes 2, Flyers 1: Manny Malhotra scored 2:40 into overtime, and Carolina broke a five-game losing streak. Justin Peters stopped 28 shots and earned his first win of the season.
Wild 5, Flames 1: Zach Parise scored twice, and Josh Harding made 24 saves in winning his fifth straight start. Harding leads the NHL with a 1.10 goals-against average and .950 save percentage.
Blues 3, Canadiens 2: T.J. Oshie scored in the shootout to lift St. Louis. Alexander Steen's goal in regulation was his NHL-best 13th of the season.
Stars 3, Bruins 2: Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley scored in a shootout in their first game against their former team to help lift Dallas to its second straight shootout win.
Senators 4, Blue Jackets 1: Erik Karlsson scored two goals, and backup goalie Robin Lehner made 32 saves as Ottawa snapped a five-game losing streak.
Arnott retires: Jason Arnott has announced his retirement after playing 1,244 games in 18 NHL seasons. Arnott was the No. 7 overall pick by the Oilers in 1993 and recorded the first 239 points of his career with Edmonton. He finished with 938 points (417 goals and 521 assists), playing for New Jersey, Dallas, Nashville, Washington and St. Louis.
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