Capitals edge Hurricanes

Alex Ovechkin had a goal to end an eight-game drought for the Washington Capitals, who held on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2, on Sunday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Elsewhere: Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored with 3 minutes, 22 seconds remaining to extend his points streak to 24 games, but the host Ottawa Senators beat Pittsburgh, 3-1. . . . Patrick Sharp scored two goals as the host Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1. . . . Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-1 win over the host Minnesota Wild. . . . Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for his fourth shutout as the host St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators, 2-0. . . . Vincent Lecavalier's second goal of the game - a power-play tally in overtime - gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over the host Atlanta Thrashers. . . . Dwayne Roloson stopped 37 shots as the host New York Islanders beat the Montreal Canadians, 4-1. . . . The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the host New Jersey Devils, 4-1.

Bruins' Lucic fined for throwing punch

Boston forward Milan Lucic was fined $2,500 for throwing a punch at Atlanta defenseman Freddy Meyer. The Bruins said on their website that Lucic also will be fined $1,000 for his obscene gesture at the Thrashers' bench.

- Associated Press