WASHINGTON – Alexander Ovechkin scored two goals to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

Ovechkin, the top pick in the 2004 draft, leads NHL rookies with 10 goals.

He has 15 points in 14 games this season.

Bryan Muir had a goal and an assist, Matt Pettinger had a short-handed goal in the first period, and Brian Willsie scored his first goal in 11 games for the Capitals (6-8), who won their second straight game.

Jeff O’Neill scored twice and Kyle Wellwood had a goal and an assist for Toronto (7-6-2), which lost its third straight road game. Mats Sundin and Alexander Khavanov each added two assists.

Blackhawks 2, Coyotes 1

CHICAGO – Rookie Brent Seabrook’s goal with 38.3 seconds left in overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes .

After killing a power play earlier in the extra period, the Blackhawks converted a 3-on-1 rush, with Mark Bell finding Seabrook in front for the winner.

Red Wings 4, Blues 1

ST. LOUIS – Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and added an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings stayed perfect on the road with a 4-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Blues .

Blackhawks acquire Hilbert from Boston

CHICAGO – The Boston Bruins have traded forward Andy Hilbert to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Chicago’s fifth-round pick in the 2006 entry draft.

The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Hilbert was Boston’s second round pick in the 2000 draft out of the University of Michigan.

Last season for Providence in the American Hockey League, Hilbert appeared in 79 games, scoring 37 goals and 42 assists. In 17 playoff games for Providence, he posted 21 points on seven goals and 14 assists.

Hilbert appeared in 38 NHL games with the Bruins, scoring three goals and three assists.


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