WASHINGTON -- Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Tom Wilson also scored for Washington, which leapfrogged Philadelphia to regain first place in the Metropolitan Division by one point. The Capitals are 3-0 this season against struggling Ottawa.
Matt Niskanen assisted on both of Kuznetsov's goals, each coming less than a minute after the end of a successful Capitals penalty kill.
Philipp Grubauer made 28 saves for Washington in his 18th start of the season.
Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist a day after Ottawa held onto the All-Star defenseman at the NHL trade deadline
Mike Hoffman added his 18th goal on a second-period power play for the Senators, who lost their fifth straight. They have dropped 22 of their last 25 on the road (see full recap).
Devils end Penguins’ home win streak
PITTSBURGH -- Taylor Hall equaled the Devils' franchise record with points in 15 straight games, Stefan Noesen scored the only goal of the third period and New Jersey beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday.
Noesen, playing in his 100th NHL game, broke a 2-2 tie with his ninth of the season five minutes into the third. He tipped Andy Greene's attempt from the side boards behind Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith.
Hall equaled a career high with his 27th goal and had an assist. Hall, who missed three games with a hand injury, has points in the last 22 games in which he's played, scoring 15 goals and 32 points during that span. He's the fifth player in the last 25 years with at least one point in 22 consecutive appearances.
Sidney Crosby scored his 21st goal and Matt Hunwick tallied his fourth for the Penguins, whose 11-game home win streak ended.
The Penguins, who have won 11 of 15 overall, lost in Pittsburgh for the first time since Jan. 4. It was the longest home winning streak since a franchise-record 13-game run during the 2013-14 season.
Kyle Palmieri scored his 17th goal for the Devils, who are fighting for an Eastern Conference wild card spot. New Jersey won six of eight after losing eight of its previous 11.
Keith Kinkaid made 36 saves for the Devils in his 26th appearance, matching a career high (see full recap).
McAvoy, newcomer Nash give Bruins OT victory
BOSTON -- Charlie McAvoy scored 1:08 into overtime and Rick Nash had a goal in his home debut for Boston as the Bruins rallied past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Tommy Wingels, Riley Nash and McAvoy each had a goal and an assist for Boston, which avoided losing three straight for the first time this season after falling behind 3-1 late in the first period.
Brock McGinn, Teuvo Teravainen and Sebastian Aho scored for Carolina, and Justin Faulk had two assists. Scott Darling stopped 28 shots for the Hurricanes, who are 0-5-1 in their last six games.
Tuukka Rask made 29 saves for the Bruins, who overcame a rocky first period and got big nights from two new additions.
Rick Nash was acquired from the New York Rangers on Sunday as the Bruins bolstered their lineup before Monday's trade deadline. The game against Carolina also marked the first with the Bruins for Wingels, picked up Monday in a trade with Chicago for a conditional fifth-round draft pick.
Wingels helped set up Riley Nash's goal with three seconds left in the first period to pull Boston to 3-2, then tied it with his first goal for the Bruins early in the second.
The Bruins were without center Patrice Bergeron, expected to miss two weeks or more with a broken right foot. Bergeron played Sunday in a 4-1 loss at Buffalo despite the fracture, which happened Saturday when he blocked a shot in a loss at Toronto (see full recap).