WASHINGTON -- John Carlson scored the winner in overtime as the Washington Capitals came back to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Monday night for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Carlson scored with 45.4 seconds left on the clock in overtime, his first goal in 16 games, after T.J. Oshie whiffed on his shot attempt. Devante Smith-Pelly and Alex Ovechkin scored in regulation for Washington, which got 24 saves from Braden Holtby.
Clayton Keller scored his rookie-best 11th goal of the season and Christian Fischer added another for Arizona. Coyotes goalie Scott Wedgewood was one of the best players on the ice with 37 saves on 40 shots.
The Capitals outshot the Coyotes 40-26 (see full recap).
Maple Leafs blow lead, recover for SO win
TORONTO -- Mitch Marner scored in the shootout to lift Toronto to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night after the Maple Leafs blew a two-goal lead.
Marner was the first skater in the tiebreaker and went out wide to the left before cutting in toward the net, forcing Maxime Lagace to commit with a deke before tucking the puck past him.
Nazem Kadri had two goals and James van Riemsdyk also scored for Toronto, which led 3-1 after one. Frederik Andersen made 22 saves and stopped three skaters in the shootout.
Deryk Engelland's third-period goal for Vegas forced overtime. James Neal and Reilly Smith also scored for the expansion Golden Knights, and Lagace stopped 25 shots.
The win was a much-needed boost for a Maple Leafs team that had dropped back-to-back games and lost six of their past 10 after starting the year with a 7-1 record (see full recap).
Scheifele, Wheeler help Jets top Stars
DALLAS -- Mark Scheifele scored in the opening minute and final seconds, and Blake Wheeler had four assists to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Monday night.
Patrik Laine scored on the power play and Kyle Connor also had a goal for the soaring Jets, who are 8-1-3 in their last 12 games. Connor Hellebuyck (8-0-2) made 33 saves for the win.
Scheifele has five goals in two games against Dallas, including a hat trick in Winnipeg last Thursday. He has a 10-game point streak vs. the Stars, with 12 goals and 11 assists during that span.
Dallas captain Jamie Benn scored on a power play at 4:13 of the second. Despite dominating the period with a 14-7 advantage in shots on goal, the Stars didn't score again.
Scheifele sent a wrist shot past goalie Ben Bishop just 26 seconds into the game and added a short-handed goal into an empty net with 13 seconds to play (see full recap).