WASHINGTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored his first two goals of the season before Craig Smith tied it, Brandon Carlo scored the go-ahead goal and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Monday night.
Boston erased a 3-0 deficit for the second straight game against Washington. After losing Saturday on Alex Ovechkin’s overtime goal, the Bruins finished the job this time as Carlo beat Vitek Vanecek with 2:37 left in the third period and Brad Marchand sealed it with an empty-netter.
Washington lost in regulation for the first time this season, ending its franchise-best point streak to start a season at nine games.
Former Bruins captain Zdeno Chara scored in his second game against his old team. Chara and Daniel Sprong combined for two goals in 11 seconds, John Carlson scored on the power play .
Vanecek allowed four goals on 32 shots. Boston goalie Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves.
LIGHTNING 5, PREDATORS 2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos’ goal made him the franchise leader in power-play points, Yanni Gourde scored twice and Tampa Bay raced to a three-goal lead in the first period in a win over Nashville, remaining perfect on home ice.
Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning. Stamkos’ goal in the second gave him 301 points on the power play to pass Marty St. Louis for most in team history.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves as Tampa Bay improved to 4-0 at home.
Eeli Tolvanen and Mikael Granlund scored for Nashville. Juuse Saros finished with 21 saves.
RANGERS 3, PENGUINS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider scored a power-play goal in the third period, helping New York to a win over Pittsburgh.