WINNIPEG Christopher Tanev Jersey , Manitoba (AP) — with the Jets was far from smooth or pretty. It certainly got the job done, though.Hayes scored late in the third period of his second game with Winnipeg after being acquired from the New York Rangers this week and added two assists as the Jets erased a two-goal deficit to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Friday night.“It wasn’t the nicest goal, but I’ll take it,” Hayes said. “We’re in that final stretch here where we need to figure out what kind of team we’re going to be going into the playoffs. And going down 2-0 and battling back, I thought we (dealt with) some pretty good adversity there.”Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele also each had a goal and two assists, and Kyle Connor and Tyler Myers had the other goals for Winnipeg. The Jets moved ahead of Nashville atop the Central Division standings with the victory.“We go down two and everyone’s still positive on the bench,” said Hayes, who spent his first 4½ NHL seasons with the Rangers. “It shows you the type of team these guys are.”Wheeler said Hayes is the type of individual who makes players around him better even though he’s still getting used to a new team.“I think you could see today, he was talking a little bit more, feeling a bit more comfortable Authentic Daniel Sedin Jersey ,” Wheeler said. “So it was great to see him have a good night.”Viktor Arvidsson, P.K. Subban and Mattias Ekholm scored for the Predators. Ryan Ellis added two assists.“We went down and took a punch and missed, and they came back and put it in the net,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said.Laurent Brossoit stopped 34 of 37 shots, improving to 11-4-2 this season. He started in place of No. 1 goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who has the flu.“These games especially are the ones you really want to get up for,” Brossoit said. “You never want to see a teammate sick, but it gave me an opportunity and it was just really nice to get back into the win column. I thought everyone came to play tonight.”Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in defeat.With the win, the Jets avoided losing three consecutive games in regulation.Arvidsson opened the scoring in the first period before Subban extended the lead on the power play with a point shot through traffic.Winnipeg struck twice in a span of 2:33 late in the second period, tying the game at 2.Scheifele’s backhand fooled Rinne on the power play for his team-leading 32nd goal of the season Womens Derek Dorsett Jersey , tying a career high. Kyle Connor tied it with his 25th of the season with 1:39 remaining in the second period.NOTES: The Jets were 1 for 4 on the power player, while Nashville went 1 for 3 with the man advantage. … The teams meet again in Winnipeg on March 23.UP NEXTPredators: wrap a two-game road trip Sunday in MinnesotaJets: Begin a four-game road trip Sunday in Columbus before visits to Tampa Bay, Carolina, and Washington. WASHINGTON (AP) — No one man can possibly replace Alex Ovechkin for the Washington Capitals. So, forced to play without their captain and leading scorer, the defending Stanley Cup champions used contributions from just about everyone to make up the difference.Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal with 57 seconds left, and Washington shook off the absence of its finest player to end a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 37 goals, received a one-game suspension from the league for skipping the All-Star Game. He had played in 214 consecutive games, a streak that began in October 2016.Facing the best team in the Western Conference http://www.officialcanucks.com/authentic-adidas-henrik-sedin-jersey , the Capitals also had to overcome a lower-body injury to center Lars Eller, who played only six minutes. Undaunted, Washington got goals from unheralded role players Nic Dowd and Dmitrij Jaskin, along with Tom Wilson, before Kuznetsov notched the game winner.Without Ovechkin, the NHL’s 10th-ranked power play unit was 0 for 3 until Kuznetsov connected.“We knew that there was going to be an opportunity for some guys with Ovechkin out of the lineup,” coach Todd Reirden said. “It was a big team effort from top to bottom.”With Calgary’s Mikael Backlund off for holding, Kuznetsov weaved his way into the Flames’ zone before firing a wrist shot past goaltender Mike Smith.“I was just in a bad position to pass the puck,” Kuznetsov said. “So I decided to shoot.”An instant after the final horn sounded, several players traded punches before finally skating off the ice.“There was a lot of emotion on both sides. Two good teams that want to win Jacob Markstrom Jersey ,” Wilson said. “We were playing hard right until the end there and it’s loud. We were doing whatever it took to get the job done. That includes defending each other and sticking together at the end.”It was the first of six straight home games for the Capitals, who hope to get back on track after their longest losing streak since 2013-14 dropped them behind the Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.“We’re looking forward. We’re not looking back,” Wilson said. “That was a good team effort tonight. Pretty fun to go out that way at the end. Guys are happy.”Calgary trailed 3-2 before Elias Lindholm notched his 22nd goal of the season at 12:01 of the third period. Lindholm eluded Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny to get free in front of the net, where he deflected a shot by Johnny Gaudreau into the net.Backlund and Garnet Hathaway also scored for the Flames, who came in with the second-best record in the NHL. It was Calgary’s first defeat in regulation since Jan. 3, and it ended a run of nine straight games with at least one point.“They were a little more desperate than us, a little hungrier early,” coach Bill Peters said. “We got better as it went along.”Dowd opened the scoring with three minutes elapsed, deflecting a shot by John Carlson past the screened Smith.Backlund tied it with at 17:37 of the first period, zig-zagging past defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler after two Capitals got tangled up in the neutral zone. Less than two minutes later Markus Granlund Jersey , Jaskin tapped in a rebound for Washington.Wilson made it 3-1 with a wrist shot from the top of the right circle in the opening minute of the second period, and Hathaway quickly answered for the Flames.Smith finished with 36 saves, but it wasn’t good enough.“Anytime you lose a game with less than a minute left, it stings,” he said. “It definitely hurts after coming back and making a game of it.”NOTES: Calgary D Travis Hamonic left with a lower-body injury. … Carlson extended his point-scoring streak to four games and reached 40 assists in a second straight season for the first time in his career. … Ovechkin will have to wait until Sunday for the opportunity to pass retired Sergei Fedorov as the highest scoring Russian-born player in NHL history. Both have 1,179 career points. … Calgary has scored an NHL-best 81 goals in the third-period and remains plus-39 in the period. … Washington was outscored 36-18 during its skid. The last time the Capitals lost eight in a row was in December 2010.UP NEXTFlames: At Carolina on Sunday afternoon.Capitals: Host Boston on Sunday afternoon.