WASHINGTON - David Krejci and Milan Lucic each had a goal and an assist in the first period, and the Boston Bruins snapped the Washington Capitals' four-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
Matt Hunwick added a goal, and Tim Thomas made 35 saves to improve to 3-0 for the Bruins, who held Alex Ovechkin without a point for the first time in the young season.
Rookie Marcus Johansson scored the lone goal for the Capitals, whose high-powered offence has yet to catch stride—even as their penalty kill remains perfect. Washington held Boston scoreless on four power plays, leaving opponents 0 for 25 through six games.
The Bruins scored twice on Michal Neuvirth before the Capitals goaltender left the game in the first period because of illness. Semyon Varlamov came on in relief and stopped 13 of 14 shots.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Rene Bourque scored at 2:10 of overtime to give Calgary a victory over Nashville.
After winning their first three games of the season, the Predators have lost back-to-back games, both in overtime. Calgary has won two straight.
Parked in the low slot, Bourque corralled the rebound of a tough angle shot by Brendan Morrison and beat Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne on the stick side.
After missing Calgary's past two games with a concussion, Bourque got his first goal of the season.
Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 34 shots for his first shutout of the season and 35th of his career.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)—Marek Zidlicky had a goal and two assists, and Minnesota scored three times on the power play to beat Vancouver.
Guillaume Latendresse, Cal Clutterbuck, John Madden, Andrew Brunette and Matt Cullen also scored for the Wild, who entered the game with the league's best power play at 38.1 per cent, and was 3 for 3 with the man advantage.
Daniel Sedin scored twice for Vancouver, which could see centre Rick Rypien facing disciplinary action after pushing a fan.
Rypien and Minnesota's Brad Staubitz, who fought in the opening period, were about to square off in the second period before being separated by the linesmen in front of the Wild bench.
As Rypien, who was assessed a double minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct, was pulled by linesman Don Henderson toward the Vancouver bench, he appeared to push the official.
On his way down the tunnel to the dressing room, Rypien pushed a Wild fan who was applauding at the railing. Rypien was quickly pulled away by teammate Manny Malhotra. The fan was removed from the area. Rypien was in the penalty box to start the third period, but did not get any ice time.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)—Eric Staal scored a short-handed goal and Cam Ward made 41 saves to help Carolina get its first win on American soil, beating the Sharks.
Erik Cole, Patrick Dwyer, Chad LaRose and Joni Pitkanen also scored for the Hurricanes, who ended a two-game slide and won for the first time since sweeping the Minnesota Wild in Helsinki, Finland.
Patrick Marleau scored twice for the Sharks, who have yet to win a home game. Antti Niemi made 26 stops, but has allowed nine goals over his past two games.
Staal scored Carolina's first short-handed goal of the season 6 minutes into the game. The Sharks allowed a short-handed goal for the second consecutive game.