RALEIGH, N.C. — Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Capitals rallied to beat the Hurricanes 4-3 Friday night.
Washington’s Brett Connolly notched the tying goal with 3:08 left, and Alex Ovechkin added his league-leading 28th goal and two assists.
Carolina appeared headed for its second regulation victory over the Capitals in two nights, but T.J. Oshie pressured Hurricanes All-Star defenseman Noah Hanifin into a turnover behind the net and Connolly snapped the loose puck between Cam Ward’s legs.
Beagle then stuffed in a rebound past an outstretched Ward in the closing seconds.
The Hurricanes got power-play goals from Jordan Staal and Sebastian Aho — with each player assisting on the other’s goal — and an even-strength goal from Jeff Skinner. They were down a handful of regulars for the rematch of their 3-1 victory Thursday night. Forward Derek Ryan didn’t play after taking a hit from Washington’s Tom Wilson the night before, defenseman Brett Pesce was placed on injured reserve earlier in the day, and key forwards Joakim Nordstrom and Elias Lindholm were scratched with illnesses.
The game came hours after Carolina introduced Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon as the new majority owner. Dundon took control of the team Thursday after the sale closed.
Game highlights: Mikael Backlund had an empty-net goal and a pair of assists, and the Flames won their sixth straight, 4-2 over the host Panthers. Calgary has the longest active winning streak in the league. … Sven Baertschi sparked a four-goal second period for Vancouver and the Canucks beat the host Blue Jackets 5-2. The Canucks snapped a five-game slide (0-4-1).