WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 24 hours after their worst defeat of the season Nathan MacKinnon Jersey , the Arizona Coyotes hoped they’d get some better breaks against the defending Stanley Cup champions.They came in the form of plentiful power-play opportunities.Richard Panik and Alex Galchenyuk each had a goal and an assist, and the Coyotes capitalized on two of five Washington penalties to add to the Capitals’ penalty-killing struggles in a 4-1 victory on Sunday.“Getting a couple of power-play goals helped,” said Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet. “I thought we skated pretty good. They came out in the second and I think we withstood that pressure by them.”Vinnie Hinostroza and Galchenyuk scored the fifth and sixth goals Washington’s penalty kill has allowed over its last four games, helping Arizona snap a three-game skid and erase the frustration of a 4-0 defeat in Pittsburgh on Saturday night.Darcy Kuemper made 38 saves for the Coyotes in his third start in four days. In front of him, Arizona’s own league-leading penalty kill improved to 20 of its last 21 after stifling two chances for a Capitals power play that entered Sunday ranked second in the NHL.Derek Stepan added an empty-net goal with 1:32 remaining, sealing one of Arizona’s most important victories so far this season.“Big bounce-back game, big win for us,” Kuemper said. “We get back on track now, and that’s what we needed.”Nicklas Backstrom scored an even-strength goal in the second period for Washington, which ended a five-game homestand 2-2-1. Braden Holtby stopped 18 shots for the Capitals, who sustained five penalties, the eighth time in 16 games they’ve taken at least four.“We’ve taken too many penalties throughout the first part of this year for sure,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden said. “It’s one of the areas we have to clean up too Authentic Alexander Wennberg Jersey , is the discipline and penalties, especially in the offensive zone.”Hinostroza put Arizona ahead at the tail end of their second man advantage of the game, sending in a one-time wrister of Dylan Strome’s feed. Panik also contributed on the crisp odd-man rush by the Coyotes, created when three Capitals players were caught up ice trying to score short-handed.Arizona caught Washington in transition again when Panik beat Holtby above his left shoulder to make it 2-0 just beyond the midpoint of the second period.Backstrom answered less than a minute later with a one-timer off Alex Ovechkin’s feed from the left corner that left Kuemper little chance.But the Coyotes made it a two-goal lead again with another power-play goal with 5:22 left in the period. This time, Galchenyuk stood strong to poke in a second effort from just in front of the crease after Brendan Perlini sent the puck toward the net.“We had everyone going, and that’s what we need to be successful,” Kuemper said. “Everyone was just doing their jobs tonight, and when that happens, good things happen for us.”NOTES: Kuemper has made every start while Antti Raanta recovers from a lower body injury, with current backup Hunter Miska still awaiting the chance for his NHL debut. Raanta last played on Nov. 2. … Capitals D John Carlson returned after missing Friday’s loss against Columbus with a lower-body injury. … Backstrom has a point in five consecutive games. … The Coyotes have yet to preserve a shutout, but have allowed just one goal in seven games this season.UP NEXTCoyotes: Conclude their trip on Tuesday night at Detroit.Capitals: Begin a four-game road trip on Tuesday night at Minnesota COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drama-filled day for the Columbus Blue Jackets started with the public reprimand and benching of the No. 1 goaltender and ended with an overtime goal in a game that nearly slipped away.Sergei Bobrovsky, who has rebuffed the Blue Jackets’ efforts to re-sign him Chris Terry Jersey Womens , was scratched for Thursday’s game for disciplinary reasons, with the team citing an unspecified “incident” but making it clear in a public statement that he failed to meet team “expectations and values.”That put backup Joonas Korpisalo in the net and required the call-up of another goalie from the AHL team in Cleveland.Some 12 hours later, Artemi Panarin scored his second goal of the game 1:22 into overtime to lift the Blue Jackets to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators, who had surged back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie the score and force the extra time.“It’s just a funny league,” said Columbus coach John Tortorella, who picked up his 600th career NHL win. “There’s nothing safe. You go up 3-1 with five, six minutes left, you think you’re going to get things finished but you just never know. But I like the way we just kept our composure, and found a way to win in overtime.”Boone Jenner also had two goals, Zach Werenski had a pair of assists and Korpisalo had 32 saves for the Blue Jackets, who had lost five in a row to Nashville dating to November 2015.“We had a fun tonight, and I think a lot of guys chipped in and played really well,” said captain Nick Foligno Dennis Cholowski Jersey Womens , who returned after missing four games while he was at the side of his 5-year-old daughter who had heart surgery in Boston.The game was marked by offensive surges by both teams.Panarin and Jenner scored in an 11-second span of the third period, only to have Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson and Mattias Ekholm answer with quick goals to knot the game.In overtime, Panarin ripped a shot past Pekka Rinne from the left circle on a 4-on-3 power play to snap a three-game winning streak for the Predators.Rinne, who was forced to play on consecutive nights because his backup was sick, had 29 saves.“It was not what was scheduled, but those are the cards we were dealt,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. “And I thought he played great.”The Predators stayed in first place in the Central Division, one point ahead of Winnipeg.The team hasn’t provided any more details of Bobrovsky’s situation, but Tortorella said he’s pleased with the way the team has managed to gel despite the contract situations of the Vezina Trophy-winning goalie and Panarin both hanging in the air. They are in playoff contention in the rugged Metropolitan Division.“There’s stuff around our team,” Tortorella said. “It started right from camp when (Panarin) and Bob stated they’re not sure if they want to be here. We’ve been very honest in that locker room about the situations that have come our way, and I think that’s the best way to do it so players aren’t tip-toeing.”NOTES: Nashville recalled G Troy Grosenick from Milwaukee of the AHL to back up Renne … Columbus recalled G Jean-Francois Berube from Cleveland after the announcement that Bobrovsky would be benched. … Blue Jackets forwards Brandon Dubinsky (hamstring) and Markus Hannikainen (elbow) were put on injured reserve Thursday. Both are expected to miss about a week. …A Columbus restaurant put up a billboard offering Panarin free meals for life is he re-signs with the Blue Jackets. … Columbus is 12-0 on Thursday nights this season.UP NEXT:Nashville: At Carolina on Sunday.Columbus: At Washington on Saturday night.