Capitals, Rangers extend streaks
The Washington Capitals' home comforts continued in the NHL as the New York Rangers extended their winning streak.
A 6-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings saw the Capitals make it 11 straight victories at home on Thursday.
The Rangers are on a four-game winning streak after edging past the Nashville Predators 4-3.
Meanwhile, Bruce Cassidy's first game in charge of the Boston Bruins was a successful one.
T.J. Oshie scored a pair of goals and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in the Capitals' latest home win.
But Washington, who trailed 2-1, had to rally, scoring the final three goals of the game.
RANGERS ROLL ON
J.T. Miller helped the Rangers extend their winning streak to four.
He scored twice to go with goals from Michael Grabner and Chris Kreider, as New York overcame a two-goal deficit.
WIN FOR CASSIDY
Cassidy's Bruins coaching debut ended with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks.
While David Pastrnak scored twice for Boston, Patrice Bergeron finished with four points after a goal and three assists.
PENGUINS, DUCKS CLAIM WINS
The Pittsburgh Penguins claimed a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche and the Anaheim Ducks powered past the Buffalo Sabres 5-2.
The Vancouver Canucks shut out the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0, the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 and the Los Angeles Kings had a 6-3 victory over the Florida Panthers.
The Ottawa Senators edged the Dallas Stars 3-2, while the St Louis Blues (2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs) and Montreal Canadiens (5-4 over the Arizona Coyotes) both needed overtime.
BLACKHAWKS IN WINNIPEG
The Chicago Blackhawks (33-17-5) are up against the Winnipeg Jets (25-27-4) in one of two games on Friday.