Ovechkin's 40th goal powers Caps past Jets
Ovechkin put the Capitals ahead by lifting the puck over a pile of bodies in the crease, following up after Nicklas Backstrom had taken two whacks at a rebound before sliding into goaltender Ondrej Pavelec.
Troy Brouwer scored twice, Tom Wilson had a goal, and Braden Holtby made 34 saves for the Capitals, who are trying to generate at least a modicum of momentum headed into the Olympic break. Washington had dropped 10 of its previous 13, including a 1-0 shutout loss to the Islanders on Tuesday.
Oilers 2, Rangers 1 - Nail Yakupov scored with 1:38 left in regulation to give visiting Edmonton the win. Ryan Smyth also scored for Edmonton, which is 5-5 in its last 10. Ben Scrivens made 35 saves. New York's season-high four-game winning streak came to an end.