WASHINGTON — Victor Rask broke a tie on a delayed penalty with 9:06 left to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, hours after the team’s sale to Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon was finalized.

Lars Eller scored and Braden Holtby stopped 30 of 32 shots for Washington, which had its five-game winning streak and NHL-best 11-game home winning streak snapped.

SABRES 3, BLUE JACKETS 1: Kyle Okposo had a goal and assist as host Buffalo snapped a five-game skid.

Benoit Pouliot and Jack Eichel, with an empty-netter with 6 seconds left, also scored. Linus Ullmark stopped 44 shots in his first NHL game of the season.

FLAMES 5, LIGHTNING 1: Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist, Mike Smith made 33 saves, and visiting Calgary beat NHL-leading Tampa Bay for its fifth straight victory.

The Lightning lost All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman midway through the second with a lower-body injury.


GOLDEN KNIGHTS: The U.S. Army has filed a challenge opposing the application of the NHL’s newest franchise to register the trademark “Vegas Golden Knights.”

The Army claims it will be damaged if the trademark is registered and says it has acquired exclusive rights to Golden Knights that predate any rights claimed by the NHL team.

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