Peter Bondra ended his slump with four goals, and Joe Juneau had four assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Colorado Avalanche, 6-3, Thursday at Landover, Md.
Bondra had been scoreless in the past six games, but he became the first player this season to get a hat trick against the Avalanche and the first to score four goals against the team since November 1993.
The Avalanche had won three in a row and nine of its last 11.
New York Islanders 5, Boston 2--At Uniondale, N.Y., Claude Lapointe and Marty McInnis each had a goal and an assist, and the Islanders won the battle between the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference.
Phoenix 5, Tampa Bay 0--Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin made 30 saves, and Mike Gartner scored goals against two Lightning goaltenders at Tampa.