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Braden Holtby stopped 36 shots for Washington, which won its third straight after losing five in a row.
Jiri Tlusty scored a short-handed goal, Radek Dvorak added a late goal and Anton Khudobin finished with 16 saves for the Hurricanes.
PANTHERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2
SUNRISE, Fla. • Nick Bjugstad had two goals and an assist to lift the Florida Panthers over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Brad Boyes and Brandon Pirri also scored for the Panthers. Roberto Luongo, who returned after missing Tuesday’s game with an upper-body injury, made 27 saves.
Paul Ranger and Tyler Bozak scored for the Maple Leafs, and Drew MacIntyre stopped 33 shots. The 30-year-old MacIntyre made his first career NHL start and second appearance for Toronto this season.
SENATORS 2, DEVILS 1, SO
OTTAWA • Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Mike Hoffman also scored for the Senators and Robin Lehner stopped 38 shots to win his third straight game.
Michael Ryder scored his 18th of the season and Cory Schneider had 31 saves for the Devils.
The Senators had a power play for the final 35 seconds of overtime, but couldn’t take advantage.
PREDATORS 2, COYOTES 0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. • Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over Phoenix and damaging the Coyotes’ playoff hopes.
Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has won four of its last five.
The loss hurt Phoenix’s quest for the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot. The Coyotes entered the day two points behind the Dallas Stars in the wild-card race. Both teams have two games remaining, including Sunday’s season finale when Dallas visits Phoenix.
WILD 4, BLUES 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. • Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota over the struggling St. Louis Blues.Next Page >
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