Game recaps plus updates on Marian Gaborik, Kris Versteeg, Dennis Seidenberg and Chris Porter.

WASHINGTON POST: Nicklas Backstrom capped the Capitals comeback in a shootout as they rallied to edge the Detroit Red Wings 4-3. The Capitals are now 6-1-1 in their last eight games, while the Red Wings winless skid at home has stretched to seven games.

Brandon Sutter (right) celebrates his goal against the Predators.

Brandon Sutter (right) celebrates his goal against the Predators.

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game losing skid with a 4-1 win over the struggling Nashville Predators.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: Chris Terry’s shootout goal lifted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Ben Scrivens (filling in for a sidelined Jonathan Quick) picked up his fourth career shutout as the Kings blanked the New Jersey Devils 2-0. Quick suffered a groin strain earlier in the week and could miss up to four weeks.

TWINCITIES.COM: Charlie Coyle potted the game winner as the Minnesota Wild nipped the Florida Panthers 3-2 for their ninth win of the season.

NOTE: Recaps of games involving Canadian NHL teams can be found in “Canadian Corner”.

NBC SPORTS: Columbus Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik is out four-six weeks with a sprained knee.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Kris Versteeg is excited about returning with the Chicago Blackhawks. Versteeg was dealt to the ‘Hawks on Thursday night by the Florida Panthers.

DENVER POST: A humbled Colorado Avalanche team hopes to retain their winning ways after dropping two straight games for the first time this season.

BOSTON HERALD: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg could face suspension for a late hit against Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan.

STLTODAY.COM: The Blues have placed veteran Chris Porter on waivers.