WASHINGTON — Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:05 into overtime and the Nashville Predators bucked their season-long trend of OT struggles by beating the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night.

Arvidsson’s goal improved the Predators to 4-7 in the three-on-three period this season and 7-19 over the past two years. Pekka Rinne made 22 saves but didn’t face a shot in overtime from the Capitals, who lost for just the eighth time in 36 home games.

James Neal also scored his 21st goal for Nashville, which extended its winning streak to three and its point streak to five.

Brett Connolly scored the Capitals’ regulation goal, and Braden Holtby stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced. Washington fell to 7-3 in overtime this season.

BLUE JACKETS 2, PANTHERS 1: Zach Werenski and Josh Anderson scored 3:26 apart in the second period to lead Columbus to a win at home.

Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 33 saves for his NHL-leading 38th win to help Columbus pull two points behind Washington in the Presidents’ Trophy race for the best record in the league. The Blue Jackets have won six of their last eight games.

HURRICANES 3, WILD 1: Victor Rask scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:24 to play at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Teuvo Teravainen added an empty-net goal with 1:24 remaining. Derek Ryan also scored for the Hurricanes and Eddie Lack stopped 21 shots. Carolina has points in five straight games (3-0-2).

The Wild finished a 1-4 trip to give them five losses in their last six.

JETS 4, ISLANDERS 2: Bryan Little scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves and Winnipeg won at New York to snap a four-game skid.

Mathieu Perreault and Adam Lowry also scored for the rested Jets, who had their game Tuesday in Newark, New Jersey, against the Devils postponed because of a snowstorm.

Little scored twice in the first period after Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech opened the scoring 38 seconds in. Perreault and Lowry each scored in the second.

The Jets came into the game 0-3-1 in their last four games and 2-8-2 against Metropolitan Division opponents this season. Winnipeg had also lost four straight to the Islanders.

DEVILS 6, FLYERS 2: Adam Henrique and Taylor Hall scored two goals apiece and New Jersey snapped a 10-game winless streak with a victory at home.

Kyle Palmieri and Joseph Blandisi also scored as New Jersey set a season high for goals and ended an 0-8-2 streak, its longest without a win since going (0-7-4) in 1990-91.

Keith Kinkaid made 17 saves for the Devils, who lost seven one-goal games during their skid.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, LIGHTNING: 0: Morgan Rielly and Matt Martin scored 15 seconds apart during Toronto’s four-goal second period, Frederik Andersen made 33 saves and Toronto moved into the lead for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot with a win at Tampa, Florida.

Roman Polak, Connor Brown and James van Riemsdyk also scored for Toronto, which was coming off a 7-2 loss Tuesday night at Florida.

The Maple Leafs hold a one-point advantage over Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders.

Tampa Bay, 12-3-3 over its last 18 games, pulled Andrei Vasilevskiy six minutes into the second after he allowed four goals on 15 shots. The goalie had gone 6-0-1 over his previous seven games.

BLACKHAWKS 2, SENATORS 1: Richard Panik scored at 16:59 of the third period to give Chicago a victory at Ottawa.

After two scoreless periods, Duncan Keith scored Chicago’s first goal in the third at 8:04 while Kyle Turris countered for Ottawa at 11:23.