WASHINGTON — Justin Williams and Tom Wilson scored Friday night as the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 to tie a franchise record with their 13th consecutive home victory.

Williams’ winner in the third period was his 19th goal of the season. Washington’s streak of home games with five-plus goals ended at 11, but Braden Holtby made 30 saves to pad the team’s lead atop the NHL.

Evgeny Kuznetsov didn’t have a point but was arguably the Capitals’ best player against Edmonton. They have outscored opponents 64-20 during their home winning streak.

Leon Draisaitl scored his team-leading 23rd goal of the season for Edmonton, which got 24 saves from Cam Talbot.

The Capitals had their most patchwork lineup of the season with injured regulars Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik and T.J. Oshie out along with Andre Burakovsky, who’s expected to be back in mid-to-late March. Washington is the league’s healthiest team this season with only 27 man-games lost to injury, but four players out at one time meant the NHL debut of rookie forward Riley Barber and season debut of defenseman Aaron Ness.

HURRICANES 3, SENATORS 0: Eddie Lack stopped 34 shots for his ninth career shutout to lead Carolina at Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jordan Staal, Elias Lindholm and Viktor Stalberg scored, and Phillip Di Giuseppe had two assists to help Carolina snap a five-game losing streak (0-4-1) and move out of last place in the Eastern Conference.

FLAMES 4, PANTHERS 2: Chad Johnson made 36 saves at Sunrise, Florida, in his first start in five games to lead Calgary to its third consecutive victory.

Troy Brouwer, Mikael Backlund, Deryk Engelland and Sam Bennett had the goals for the Flames, who scored three straight in less than five minutes midway through the first period.


DUCKS-STARS: Anaheim acquired veteran forward Patrick Eaves from Dallas for a conditional draft pick.

Eaves has a career-high 21 goals and 16 assists in 59 games this season for the Stars. His 37 points also are already a career high in his 12 NHL seasons, and he is fourth in the NHL with 11 power-play goals.

CANUCKS: Defenseman Troy Stecher was diagnosed with mumps and several other players have shown symptoms of the highly contagious virus.

The team said defensemen Chris Tanev and Nikita Tryamkin, and forwards Mike Chaput and Markus Granlund have shown symptoms. The players with symptoms immediately were tested and quarantined for a five-day period or until test results prove negative.