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T.J. Oshie, second from right, celebrates with his Capitals teammates after scoring a first-period goal Sunday during Washington’s 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils in Newark, N.J. Frank Franklin II/Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — Alex Ovechkin moved into a second-place tie on the all-time list for NHL power-play goals and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Sunday, completing a sweep of their eight-game season series.

Ovechkin’s second-period goal was his 265th with the extra man, tying him with Brett Hull for second place and leaving him nine behind all-time league leader Dave Andreychuk (274).

The 35-year-old Russian, who also picked up two assists, has 19 goals this season and 725 in his career. He is six goals shy of tying Marcel Dionne for fifth place all time.

Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov mades 35 saves, including 29 in the opening 40 minutes.

T.J. Oshie, Conor Sheary, Carl Hagelin and Evgeny Kuznetsov also scored for Washington. The eight-game sweep was the first in team history against a single opponent.

RED WINGS 5, LIGHTNING 1: Thomas Greiss made 27 stops to lead Detroit to its first road win against the Lightning in nearly six years.

Mark Staal, Valterri Filppula, Michael Rasmussen, Darren Helm and Dylan Larkin scored for the Red Wings, who had lost 17 consecutive games in Tampa.

PANTHERS 3, BLUE JACKETS 0: Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist, Chris Driedger posted his third career shutout, and Florida beat visiting Columbus for its sixth straight win.

HURRICANES 1, STARS 0: Petr Mrazek made 28 saves in his first game back after a two-month absence as Carolina won at home.

Mrazek, who notched his third shutout of the season, played for the first time since suffering a thumb injury Jan. 30 against Dallas.

Stars Coach Rick Bowness didn’t return to the bench for the third period because of what the team said was COVID protocol reasons.


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