PHILADELPHIA — Jakub Voracek scored 1:28 into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

Voracek scored his 16th goal of the season on the power player to give the Flyers their second win of the homestand. They had their first shootout win since 2013 against Ottawa on Tuesday.

Alex Ovechkin and Karl Alzner scored for the Capitals, who twice blew one-goal leads.

R.J. Umberger and Sean Courturier also scored for the Flyers.

Alzner put the Capitals ahead 2-1 early in the third on a shot from the left point that appeared to skim off Ovechkin and into the net. After a lengthy review on a potential high stick call on Ovi, the goal stood and the Caps went up 2-1.

Alzner’s fourth goal of the season is just three shy of matching his career total in six seasons coming into this one.

BLACKHAWKS 4, WILD 2: Bryan Bickell scored twice in the third period, Corey Crawford made a season-high 42 saves and Chicago won at St. Paul, Minnesota.

Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane also scored for Chicago.

PREDATORS 3, STARS 2: Shea Weber scored his second goal of the game 17 seconds into overtime as Nashville beat visiting Dallas.

The Predators also tied Anaheim for the most points in the NHL while improving to 16-2-1 at home. Miikka Salomaki scored in his NHL debut. Roman Josi had two assists.

BLUES 7, SHARKS 2: St. Louis scored the final four goals to turn a one-goal lead into a rout against visiting San Jose.

Alexander Steen, Jay Bouwmeester, Paul Stastny, Jori Lehtera, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund and David Backes all scored for the Blues, who have now 20 goals in three games. Jaden Schwartz added three assists and Brian Elliott made 25 saves.

HURRICANES 5, SABRES 2: Jeff Skinner scored one of Carolina’s four goals in the second period, and the Hurricanes sent visiting Buffalo to its sixth straight loss.

AVALANCHE 5, SENATORS 2: Jarome Iginla scored twice and the Colorado beat visiting Ottawa.


OBITUARY: Former Minnesota North Stars standout J.P. Parise has died from lung cancer at 73.

The Minnesota Wild said Thursday he died Wednesday night at his home in the Minneapolis suburb of Prior Lake.

Parise spent most of his NHL career with the North Stars and was chosen to two All-Star teams.

He had 594 points in 890 games from 1965-79 with the Bruins, Maple Leafs, North Stars, Islanders and Cleveland Barons.

LAWSUIT: The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was heard Thursday by U.S. District Judge Susan Richardson.

The hearing lasted about five hours, and Nelson did not make a ruling.

RED WINGS: Detroit put forward Johan Franzen on injured reserve because of an upper-body issue.