RALEIGH, N.C. -- Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Carolina 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 first-place Washington.
Lars Eller scored on the power play and Philipp Grubauer stopped 36 shots to help the Capitals earn their second come-from-behind victory in Raleigh in 10 nights. Washington won 5-4 in overtime on Jan. 2 on two late goals by Ovechkin.
The Hurricanes got power-play goals from Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho -- with each player assisting on the other's goal -- and an even-strength goal from Jeff Skinner.
Carolina appeared headed for its second regulation victory over Washington in two nights, but T.J. Oshie pressured All-Star Noah Hanifin into a turnover behind the net and Connolly snapped the loose puck between Cam Ward's legs.
Beagle then stuffed in a rebound past an outstretched Ward in the closing seconds (see full recap).
Flames top Panthers as win streak reaches 6
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Mikael Backlund had an empty-net goal and a pair of assists, helping lift the Calgary Flames to their sixth straight victory with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames, and David Rittich stopped 41 shots in his first start in seven games.
Evgenii Dadanov scored both goals for the Panthers, breaking a 19-game goal drought. James Reimer made 25 saves in his 16th consecutive start, but it wasn't enough to keep the Panthers from their fourth loss in five games.
Tkachuk put Calgary ahead 2-1 on his goal at 10:38 of the second period when Travis Hamonic's shot bounced off Reimer's right skate and Tkachuk poked in the rebound.
Gaudreau stretched the Flames' lead to 3-1 on his power-play goal with 3:45 left in the second. Gaudreau's shot from the left circle went under Reimer's arm, off the post and into the net.
The Panthers closed to 3-2 on Dadanov's second goal with 6:57 left in the third. Dadanov fired a shot from the right side that beat Rittich.
Backlund's empty-netter with 45.1 seconds remaining sealed the win for the Flames (see full recap).
Canucks use huge 2nd period to beat Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sven Baertschi sparked a four-goal second period for Vancouver, Jacob Markstrom had 27 saves and the Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Friday night.
Seth Jones put Columbus up 1-0 during a strong first period, but Vancouver power ahead in the second. Baertschi, Erik Gudbranson, Brandon Gaunce and Alexander Edler scored, and Jake Virtanen added an empty-net goal with nine seconds left in the third to help the Canucks snap a five-game skid.
Thomas Vanek and Henrik Sedin each had two assists for Vancouver, which won for just the third time since Dec. 7.
Sergei Bobrovsky let in four of the Canuck's 12 shots in the second period. He finished with 24 saves for the game. Scott Harrington also scored for Columbus.
The Blue Jackets are second in the Metropolitan Division as they begin their league-mandated five-day break. They dropped a second straight game to another of the NHL's worst teams after losing to Buffalo 3-1 on Thursday night (see full recap).