NHL roundup: Capitals extend win streak to 5

Alex Ovechkin scored his 26th goal and Jack Hillen got his first as the Washington Capitals stretched their winning streak run to five games with a 3-2 victory over the Canadiens Tuesday night in Montreal.

Eric Fehr also scored for the Southwest Division-leading Capitals, who are 6-0-1 in their last seven. They are a perfect 5-0 in April, during which Ovechkin has eight goals and Nicklas Backstrom, who had two assists, has 11 points, all assists.

Lars Eller scored both goals for Montreal, which lost for only the second time in seven games.


Penguins 5, Hurricanes 3 — Beau Bennett and Evgeni Malkin scored 13 seconds apart in the third period and visiting Pittsburgh clinched the Atlantic Division title.

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Lightning 3, Senators 2 — Steven Stamkos scored his 26th goal of the season in the third period and Martin St. Louis earned two assists to give him 901 points in his career for host Tampa Bay.

Blackhawks 1, Wild 0 — At St. Paul, Marian Hossa’s unassisted goal late in the second period lifted NHL-leading Chicago to its fifth win in six games.

Jets 4, Sabres 1 — Aaron Gagnon scored his first NHL goal to highlight host Winnipeg’s win over Buffalo.

Blues 1, Predators 0 — Brian Elliott made 15 saves and Alex Steen scored the lone goal to lift visiting St. Louis.


Islanders 4, Flyers 1 — Michael Grabner scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period as host New York won for the seventh time in nine games.

Stars 5, Kings 1 — Vernon Fiddler and Ray Whitney scored two goals apiece to propel host Dallas.

Blue Jackets 4, Sharks 0 — Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his fourth career shutout — all in his last 15 games — and Marian Gaborik scored, leading host Columbus.