RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes learned a tough lesson over the past 1½ weeks: No lead is safe on home ice against the Washington Capitals.
Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Capitals rallied to beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night.
Brett Connolly notched the tying goal with 3:08 left, and Alex Ovechkin added his NHL-leading 28th goal and two assists for the first-place Capitals, who lost to the Hurricanes a night before in Washington.
“It kind of had almost a playoff atmosphere, especially in the first, just seeing each other back-to-back,” Beagle said. “It kind of gets that little bit of hatred and little bit of rivalry going.”
Flames 4, Panthers 2: SUNRISE, Fla. — Mikael Backlund had an empty-net goal and a pair of assists, leading Calgary to its sixth straight victory.
Canucks 5, Blue Jackets 2: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sven Baertschi sparked a four-goal second period and Jacob Markstrom had 27 saves to lead Vancouver.
Blackhawks 2, Jets 1: CHICAGO — Rookie center David Kampf scored his first NHL goal and added an assist on his 23rd birthday and Jeff Glass blocked 31 shots to lead Chicago.
Oilers 4, Coyotes 2: GLENDALE, Ariz. — Darnell Nurse scored twice on rising slap shots from the left circle and the Edmonton Oilers overcame an early two-goal deficit.