Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 1: Alexander Semin scored twice, Troy Brouwer tallied the tiebreaking goal midway through the second period, and the Capitals halted the Rangers' five-game winning streak.
Nashville 2, Minnesota 1 (SO): Colin Wilson scored the only goal in the shootout, and the Predators sent the Wild to their seventh straight loss.
Los Angeles 2, Chicago 0: Jonathan Quick made 38 saves to earn his NHL-leading fifth shutout, for the Kings, who are 3-0-1 under new coach Darryl Sutter.
Boston 2, Phoenix 1 (OT): Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg scored 58 seconds into overtime to lift the Bruins, who have won 11 of 13.
Vancouver at San Jose: The Sharks are tied for first in the Pacific Division with the Dallas Stars.
Around the rinks
Dallas Stars: The club activated goaltender Kari Lehtonen from injured reserve after he missed 12 games with a lower-body injury.
From News and wire service reports.