Capitals earn second straight win

WASHINGTON — Andrew Gordon had a goal and assist for his first two NHL points, and the Washington Capitals earned their second straight victory by beating the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Tuesday night.

Washington is enjoying a winning streak after snapping an eight-game losing streak with a victory at Ottawa on Sunday. John Carlson added a goal and an assist, and Michal Neuvirth made 35 saves.

Sabres 5, Ducks 2

At Buffalo, N.Y., Tyler Ennis scored two goals to lift Buffalo over Anaheim.

Ryan Miller, making his 11th straight start, earned his 199th NHL win. His shutout bid was spoiled when Corey Perry scored a power-play goal with 4:24 to go in regulation. Miller finished with 21 saves.

Blues 4, Thrashers 2

At Atlanta, Ty Conklin stopped 37 shots, Alexander Steen gave St. Louis the lead with a goal late in the second period, and the Blues beat Atlanta.

The Blues led 3-1 before Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Thrashers with 7:23 remaining.

Blue Jackets 3, Flames 1

At Columbus, Ohio, Mathieu Garon made 29 saves in his debut as the Blue Jackets' No. 1 goalie, and Columbus snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Calgary.

Stars 5, Canadiens 2

At Dallas, Jamie Benn scored a short-handed goal, Brad Richards added a power-play tally, and surging Dallas beat Montreal.

Adam Burish, Karlis Skrastins and Loui Eriksson added goals for the Stars, 10-0-2 in their last 12 at home. Stephane Robidas had three assists, and Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves to help Dallas improve to 11-2-2 in its last 15.

Kings 5, Avalanche 0

At Denver, Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots for his third shutout of the season, Dustin Brown had two goals and two assists, and Los Angeles snapped Colorado's six-game winning streak.

Rob Scuderi had a goal and an assist, Brad Richardson scored a goal, and Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty had two assists apiece for the Kings.

Sharks 2, Oilers 1

At San Jose, Calif., Logan Couture and Dan Boyle scored 3:28 apart in the second period, leading San Jose past Edmonton.

Antero Niittymaki stopped 26 shots to beat the Oilers for the third time this season and give the Sharks their first three-game winning streak.

Dustin Penner scored for the Oilers, who lost for the third time in four games. Nikolai Khabibulin made 28 saves, but Edmonton's three-game winning streak on the road ended.

Couture netted his fourth goal in three games against fellow NHL rookie of the year contenders Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall.

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