NHL-Highlights of Friday's NHL games

Nov 18 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League games: Hurricanes 3, Canadiens 2 Jeff Skinner, Teuvo Teravainen and Victor Rask scored less than six minutes apart in the third period as the Carolina Hurricanes rallied for a 3-2 home victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday. Carolina defenseman Ron Hainsey assisted on the first two Carolina goals with shots from the point as the Hurricanes (6-6-4) won their third straight. Cam Ward stopped 31 shots to improve to 4-1-2 in November. Eastern Conference-leading Montreal (13-3-2) is now 0-2-1 in its last three after starting the season 13-1-1. Blue Jackets 4, Rangers 2 The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers 4-2 for a club record seventh consecutive home win. The Blue Jackets scored the go-ahead goal short-handed at 11:35 of the third period. Matt Calvert, who left blood on the ice earlier in the game after taking a puck to the forehead, found the net while teammate David Savard was in the penalty box for cross-checking. Capitals 1, Red Wings 0 Jay Beagle scored with 5:11 left, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots, and the Washington Capitals defeated the slumping Detroit Red Wings 1-0. Washington (11-4-2) has won the first two games of season-long five game homestand. The Red Wings, 0-for-4 on the power play, have lost three straight and are 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. Penguins 3, Islanders 2 (overtime) Kris Letang scored in overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins came back to edge the New York Islanders 3-2. The winning goal was set up by an impressive pass by Sidney Crosby, who earlier scored for the Penguins (11-4-2). Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier scored within less than a minute of each other in the second period for the Islanders (5-8-4), who have lost four straight (0-2-2) and seven of eight (1-3-4). Blackhawks 3, Flames 2 Marian Hossa's late goal lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Hossa crashed the crease and tapped the puck across the line out of mid-air after Artemi Panarin directed a shot at the Calgary goal that bounced off Flames goalie Chad Johnson. Ryan Hartman and Brent Seabrook also scored for Western Conference-leading Chicago (12-4-2), while Sam Bennett and Sean Monahan each had a goal and an assist for Calgary (7-11-1). (Editing by Andrew Both)