NEW YORK — Marcus Johansson had two goals and an assist to help Washington beat the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night in Kevin Shattenkirk’s first game with the Capitals.

Brett Connolly and Nicklas Backstrom also scored and Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots as the NHL-best Capitals gave Barry Trotz his 700th career victory. Trotz, the first coach of the Portland Pirates, is sixth on the NHL coaching wins list.

Evgeny Kuznetzov and Matt Niskanen had two assists each.

Shattenkirk, acquired from St. Louis on Monday night, had four shots on goal in 17:57 of ice time.

Brady Skjei scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist finished with 34 saves as the Rangers lost for the second time in three days on home ice after going 5-0-1 in their previous six at Madison Square Garden.

After stepping up their play in the latter stages of the first period, the Capitals were in control in the second as they scored twice and outshot the Rangers 18-9.

Johansson tied it at 1 on a rush about 71/2 minutes into the middle period when he knocked in the rebound of a shot by Dmitry Orlov for his 20th.

Michael Grabner appeared to give the Rangers the lead with less than eight minutes remaining as the puck deflected up off Kuznetsov’s leg and Holtby’s helmet and dropped on the goal line before the Rangers’ forward knocked it in. However, Trotz challenged for offside on the Rangers entering the zone, and the goal was waved off after a lengthy video review.

Washington took the lead later when Lars Eller sent a pass that went off Niskanen’s stick to Connolly, who put it in for his 13th with 3:34 to go in the period.

Johansson made it 3-1 at 1:15 of the third and Backstrom scored a power-play goal with 2:03 left.

FLYERS 4, AVALANCHE 0: Wayne Simmonds scored a pair of first-period goals, Steve Mason made 32 saves and the Flyers won at home.

PANTHERS 3, HURRICANES 2: Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the shootout and Florida got a much-needed win over visiting Carolina.

PREDATORS 5, SABRES 4: Filip Forsberg scored 2:45 into overtime and Nashville came back to win at Buffalo, New York.

CANADIENS 1, BLUE JACKETS: Alex Galchenyuk scored in overtime for the second straight night, Carey Price made 26 saves and host Montreal won its third straight.

Oilers 2, BLUES 1: Milan Lucic and Mark Letestu scored and Cam Talbot made 25 saves to lead Edmonton at St. Louis.

WILD 6, JETS 5: Jason Zucker scored a short-handed goal with 2:10 left in the third period to lift visiting Minnesota over Winnipeg.

Erik Haula set up Zucker’s 20th goal of the season with a backhand pass across the front of the net.

Haula, Mikael Granlund, Tyler Graovac, Ryan White and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild, and Granlund, newcomer Martin Hanzal and Chris Stewart each had two assists.

Rookie Patrik Laine scored his 31st goal for the Jets.


SENATORS-HURRICANES: Ottawa acquired forward Viktor Stalberg from Carolina in exchange for a third-round draft pick this year.

The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesday.

RANGERS-RED WINGS: Detroit traded defenseman Brendan Smith to New York for second- and third-round picks. Detroit gets a second-round pick in 2018 from the Rangers, who acquired the selection from Ottawa, and a third-round pick this year.

BLACKHAWKS-STARS: Chicago reacquired defenseman Johnny Oduya, who left in free agency for the Dallas Stars after being part of two Stanley Cup championships in Chicago.

Dallas traded Oduya to the Blackhawks in exchange for young forward Mark McNeill and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft.

CANADIENS-OILERS: Montreal acquired defenseman Brandon Davidson for forward David Desharnais.


BLUE JACKETS: Columbus signed 36-year-old defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron to a contract for the rest of the season.

BLACKHAWKS: Chicago agreed to one-year contract extensions through next season with defenseman Michal Rozsival and forward Jordin Tootoo.

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