Carolina Hurricanes edge Washington Capitals to even NHL playoff series

The Carolina Hurricanes' Greg McKegg, left, battles Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd during the second period of Game 4 of their NHL first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C, on Thursday. The Hurricanes won 2-1 to tie the series at 2-2. (AP photo)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece.

Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr Mrazek made 30 saves for Hurricanes.

Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and Braden Holtby finished with 22 saves for the Capitals.


Blues 3, Jets 2

At Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining to cap St. Louis’ three-goal third period, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.

Ryan O’Reilly and Brayden Schenn scored earlier in the final period for the Blues. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 shots.


Sharks 5, Golden Knights 2

At San Jose, Calif., Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to the fast start that had been missing the past three games, Martin Jones came up with the big saves and the Sharks staved off elimination in Game 5 of their first-round series.

Hertl scored his first of two goals just 76 seconds into the game to give the Sharks their first lead since Game 1. Logan Couture, Barclay Goodrow and Joe Pavelski also scored to cut the Golden Knights’ lead in the series to 3-2.

Jones made 30 saves after getting pulled in two of the past three games.