WASHINGTON -- After scoring twice in his return from a shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin supplied the assist on Tom Wilson's first NHL goal. After the game, he stunned the 19-year-old rookie mid-interview with a red pillow smothered with blue shaving cream right in the face.
"Ohhh! My eyes!" said Wilson, who doubled over and had to retreat from the locker room to the shower room to get a towel and get the sting out.
Wilson returned moments later to discuss his role in the Capitals' 6-2 win Tuesday night over the New York Islanders.
It is hard to overshadow Ovechkin, but Wilson gave it his best shot with his first assist, first goal and first wise decision to pass up a fight against Matt Carkner, who was baiting the youngster in the game's final minutes.
"He kind of joked around that he was trying to get me the Gordie Howe (hat trick), but I don't think my first Goldie Howe would want to be against him - he's a pretty tough character," said Wilson, who kept pausing between answers to put his hand to his burning eyes (see full recap).
Seguin, Peverley lead Stars over Bruins
BOSTON -- Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley made the Bruins pay for trading them away.
The Dallas forwards scored in a shootout in their first game in Boston since the Stanley Cup finals to lift the Stars to a 3-2 win over the slumping Bruins on Tuesday night.
"I have to say it's a special game," Seguin said. "I knew where this was on the calendar. I knew my first time in Boston."
Bruins coach Claude Julien brushed off a question about whether the loss hurt more because Seguin and Peverley played such big roles.
"I don't care about that. Give it a break," he said. "I'm mad because we lost," (see full recap).
Blues beat Canadiens for fourth straight win
MONTREAL -- T.J. Oshie and the St. Louis Blues found a way to beat the Montreal Canadiens - again.
Oshie beat Carey Price in the shootout and the Blues won 3-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory against the Canadiens.
"(Price) is a great goaltender," Oshie said. "He's proven that. We were just trying to get shots through any way that we could. And when they did get through, it seemed as though he was a wall back there.
"He was good in the shootout as well. I think I got a little lucky. I just tried to flip it upstairs," (see full recap).
Coyotes extend winning streak to five
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Antoine Vermette scored the deciding goal in the shootout for the second straight game and the Phoenix Coyotes won their fifth in a row, 3-2 over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Vermette, who gave the Coyotes a victory at San Jose on Saturday, trickled the puck just past the line in the sixth round of this tiebreaker. Henrik Sedin lost control of the puck on his chance after Vermette's goal, and the Coyotes skated off with their third consecutive shootout win.
Radim Vrbata and Shane Doan scored in regulation for the Coyotes, 7-0-1 at home. Dan Hamhuis and Ryan Kesler had goals for Vancouver (see full recap).