WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin and Devante Smith-Pelly each scored a goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 25 shots for his first victory of the season and the Washington Capitals beat Tampa Bay 3-1 on Friday night to end the Lightning’s six-game road winning streak.

Jay Beagle clinched the victory for the Capitals, scoring into an empty net with 2:08 to go.

Tampa Bay (16-4-2) is off to the best start in franchise history, but has lost five straight in Washington and is 2-8 in its last 10 games against the Caps.

Vladislav Namestnikov scored the lone goal for the Lightning.

DEVILS 3, CANUCKS 2: Brian Boyle scored one of the most meaningful goals of his career to help New Jersey beat visiting Vancouver.

The Devils were marking “Hockey Fights Cancer Night,” a battle especially meaningful to Boyle, who was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia during camp and missed the first 10 games of the season while undergoing treatment.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 5, SHARKS 4: Jonathan Marchessault took a pass from Shea Theodore and poked the winning goal past Aaron Dell to give Vegas an overtime victory at home.

William Karlsson scored two goals for Vegas.

BLUE JACKETS 5, SENATORS 2: Cam Atkinson scored twice to lift Columbus at home, extending the Blue Jackets’ league-high winning streak to six games.

Sergei Bobrovsky turned back 24 shots for his 14th win in 19 starts.

SABRES 3, OILERS 1: Robin Lehner stopped 29 shots and host Buffalo snapped a seven-game skid.

Jack Eichel, Jacob Josefson and Kyle Okposo, with an empty-netter, scored for Buffalo.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, HURRICANES 4: James Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist to help Toronto win at Carolina.

Van Riemsdyk was one of four goal scorers in the second period for Toronto, which won for the seventh time in nine games.

RANGERS 2, RED WINGS 1: Mats Zuccarello scored 37 seconds into overtime to give host New York its third straight victory and ninth in 11 games.

WILD 3, AVALANCHE 2: Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart scored in the shootout to give Minnesota a win at home.

ISLANDERS 5, FLYERS 4: Defenseman Nick Leddy snapped a shot past Flyers goalie Brian Elliott 2:44 into overtime to give New York a win at Philadelphia.

JETS 4, DUCKS 1: Nikolaj Ehlers scored two goals in the game’s first 5 minutes, and the streaking Jets went on to a win at Anaheim, Winnipeg’s sixth victory in seven games.


CANADIENS: Goalie Carey Price expects to return Saturday night against Buffalo after missing 10 games with a lower-body injury.