Alex Ovechkin scored two of his three goals over 56 seconds in the second period and the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Friday. Ovechkin has 18 goals, most through 21 games in a season by a player in at least his 17th season. Washington has won eight of 10 and ended Florida's four-game winning streak.
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues in overtime Friday at the United Center.
After losing their previous game, the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the St. Louis Blues on Friday.