NHL round-up: 'Caps rally late, win in OT
Washington 5, Anaheim 4 (OT)
Washington, DC - Nicklas Backstrom tied the game with 42 seconds left in regulation and won it at the 2:18 mark of overtime as Washington rallied for a 5-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks. Dennis Wideman and Joel Ward each had a goal and an assist while Troy Brouwer also lit the lamp for the Capitals, who remain perfect at home with a mark of 6-0-0 this season. Tomas Vokoun was tagged for four goals on just 15 shots, but stopped enough to help Washington snap a two-game slide after starting the season with a franchise-best seven-game winning streak to start the season. Teemu Selanne had two goals and two assists to move past Dave Andreychuk for 13th place all-time in goals, but it was not enough to keep the Ducks from losing for a sixth time in their past seven games. Jonas Hiller was victimized for all five goals on 40 shots.
Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 2
Raleigh, NC - Jeff Skinner and Chad LaRose each tallied twice, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Cam Ward stopped 28-of-30 shots for Carolina, which had lost four of its previous five games coming in. Teddy Purcell and Brett Connolly netted goals for the Lightning, who came in winners in four of their previous five contests. Dwayne Roloson made 27 saves in the loss.
Minnesota 2, Detroit 1 (OT)
Detroit, MI - Devin Setoguchi scored the game-winner on a power play 1:33 into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings, who dropped their fifth straight game. Mikko Koivu tallied with just one minute remaining in regulation for the Wild, sending the game into overtime. Josh Harding let in a first-period goal, but kept Minnesota in the game with 20 saves over the next two periods and stopped 36-of-37 shots overall in the win. The Red Wings hadn't lost five straight games since January of 2009. They have scored just five goals during their current losing streak, including none in Minnesota's 1-0 win in the opener of this home-and-home series Saturday. Nicklas Lidstrom had the lone tally for Detroit, which got 25 saves from Jimmy Howard.