National Hockey League

Hurricanes return from COVID-related break to beat Lightning


Wild 5, Kings 3: Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist and Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves as host Minnesota ended a two-game slide.


Los Angeles lost two defensemen to scary-looking injuries, as Matt Roy left after going headfirst into the boards and Sean Walker was hit in the face by a slap shot.


Capitals 6, Islanders 3: Zdeno Chara scored for the first time with his new team to cap a five-goal second period and host Washington rallied to beat New York.


Conor Sheary scored his first two with the Capitals, Garnet Hathaway tied it and John Carlson gave them the lead on the power play.


Flyers 3, Devils 1: Carter Hart made 33 saves and Michael Raffl scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period for visiting Philadelphia.


Martin Necas beat Andrei Vasilevskiy at 1:12 of overtime as host Carolina topped the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Thursday in the Hurricanes’ return from a pause due to COVID-19 concerns.






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