Samsonov's Second Goal Lifts Canes In Overtime
RALEIGH, N.C. - Sergei Samsonov tapped in his own rebound with 3:24 left in overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes past New Jersey 2-1 on Tuesday night, snapping the Devils' five-game winning streak. Samsonov finished with two goals for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who won their third straight and avoided being swept by New Jersey for the first time in 16 years. Samsonov streaked down the boards to chase down a pass from Scott Walker, threw the puck toward Martin Brodeur and then slipped the rebound past the goalie's stick for the winner - his fifth goal in eight games. Brian Gionta scored for New Jersey, which remained atop the Atlantic Division by picking up a point for the ninth straight game. The Devils are 7-0-2 in their last nine.CAPITALS 4, WILD 1: Brooks Laich had two goals and assisted on two others to lead host Washington to a win over Minnesota. It was the first two-goal and four-point game for Laich, and gave Washington its first win in four games. Washington's shooting star wasn't Alex Ovechkin, who hasn't scored in six games - tied for the longest drought in his career. It was Laich, who scored the first goal and the last. He has 13 goals this season, and four in his last four games.