Islanders win 6th straight in shootout, now 4-0 vs Bruins
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored the deciding goal in the shootout and the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
Brock Nelson scored in regulation for the Islanders, and Semyon Varlamov stopped 32 shots as Barry Trotz became the third coach in NHL history to reach 1,700 games behind the bench. New York beat Boston for the fourth time in four meetings this season.
The Islanders also improved to 11-0-2 at Nassau Coliseum, remaining the league’s only team without a regulation loss at home.
David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which lost its second straight and fell to 3-5-2 in its last 10 games. Jaroslav Halak finished with 26 saves.
Beauvillier beat Halak top shelf with a backhand in the third round of the tiebreaker. Varlamov then denied Brad Marchand to preserve the Islanders’ first win in five games beyond regulation this season. Jordan Eberle scored for New York, and Pastrnak converted for Boston in the first round.
PENGUINS 4, RANGERS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen got his fourth goal in his last five games and surging Pittsburgh held off New York.
Teddy Blueger and Jake Guentzel also scored for the Penguins, who went 4-1 on their homestand to gain ground in the hyper-competitive East Division. Sidney Crosby’s empty-net goal with 32 seconds to go helped Pittsburgh escape.
Tristan Jarry finished with 33 saves — including a couple of scrambling stops on his belly in the final minutes to preserve a one-goal lead. He improved to 8-3 in his last 11 starts.
New York defenseman Jack Johnson — making his first appearance in Pittsburgh since the Penguins released him during the offseason — scored his first goal in more than a year. Ryan Strome picked up his ninth with a power-play score early in the third period. Keith Kinkaid made 23 stops while withstanding an early barrage but the Rangers dropped their second straight, both in Pittsburgh.
CAPITALS 5, DEVILS 4, OT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jakub Vrana scored his second goal of the game in overtime to help Washington beat New Jersey after squandering a three-goal lead.
Washington has won six of seven, including two in a row since Tom Wilson was suspended for hitting Boston’s Brandon Carlo in the head, but New Jersey earned a point with a dominant third period that featured a 16-5 shot disparity. The Capitals went up 4-1 before the Devils tilted the ice, scoring three consecutive goals to force OT.
T.J. Oshie ended a teamwide 0-for-12 power-play drought with a deflection goal, Vrana scored his first of the night 4-on-4 and Washington got goals from Daniel Sprong and Dmitry Orlov. Vitek Vanecek made 27 saves and just held on amid the Devils’ onslaught in the third.
After Janne Kuokkanen scored in the second period, Miles Wood, Yegor Sharangovich and Damon Severson beat Vanecek in the third to shock the Capitals. Scott Wedgewood stopped 25 shots in his second consecutive start for the Devils, two nights after a 40-save shutout at Boston.
STARS 6, BLACKHAWKS 1
DALLAS (AP) — Joel Kiviranta scored 100 seconds in and added an assist, rookie Jason Robertson had four assists for his first four-point game and Dallas dominated Chicago.
Joe Pavelski got his team-best 13th goal for the Stars. Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist, and defensemen Jamie Oleksiak, John Klingberg and Esa Lindell also scored. Anton Khudobin stopped 21 shots for Dallas, which has won two of three by a combined 11-1 after dropping four straight games.
Mattias Janmark scored for the Blackhawks, who have allowed six goals each in losing their last two games. Malcolm Subban made 31 saves.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane played his 1,000th NHL game nine days after scoring his 400th career goal.
FLYERS 5, SABRES 4, SO
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shayne Gostisbehere tied it late in regulation, Sean Couturier and Nolan Patrick scored shootout goals, and Philadelphia handed Buffalo its NHL-worst eighth straight loss.
The Flyers rallied from a 3-1 hole to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Gostisbehere ripped one from the point on one knee past Jonas Johansson with 5:46 left in the third to make it 4-all.
The Sabres lost without Jack Eichel. Buffalo’s captain is out with an unspecified injury, though he favored his neck after being checked into the end boards over the weekend. With a league-low six wins, Buffalo is in jeopardy of extending its playoff drought to an NHL record-matching 10th straight season.
LIGHTNING 4, RED WINGS 3, OT
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Coleman scored 2:17 into overtime to lift Tampa Bay over Detroit, extending the Stanley Cup champions’ season-high point streak to nine games.
Coleman’s goal was set up by Tyler Johnson, who also scored. Detroit’s Dylan Larkin had a tiebreaking goal midway through the second period, and the rebuilding team kept the lead against an NHL power for 20-plus minutes.
Erik Cernak pulled Tampa Bay into a 3-all tie 9:40 into the third. Detroit’s Adam Cerne and Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point also scored power-play goals, and Patrik Nemeth had Detroit’s other goal.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 20 shots for the Central Division-leading Lightning. Thomas Greiss made 25 saves for the last-place Red Wings.
HURRICANES 3, PREDATORS 2, OT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored his second goal of the game with 34.9 seconds left in overtime to give Carolina a win over Nashville as the Hurricanes stretched their winning streak to six games.
Staal scored unassisted in the extra period, carrying the puck into the zone and beating Pekka Rinne to give the Hurricanes their first six-game win streak in 10 years.
Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes. Vincent Trocheck finished with two assists.
Matt Benning and Ryan Johansen scored for Nashville.
Hurricanes goalie Alex Nedeljkovic made 21 saves. Rinne was credited with 32 saves.
PANTHERS 4, BLUE JACKETS 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patric Hornqvist and Owen Tippett scored power-play goals in the second period, Sergei Bobrovsky made 40 saves and Florida beat Columbus.
Juho Lammikko and Carter Verhaeghe also scored for the Panthers, who have won three of four.
Michael Del Zotto and Oliver Bjorkstrand had goals for the Blue Jackets, and Joonas Korpisalo stopped 29 shots. Columbus has lost five of seven.
JETS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 3
TORONTO (AP) -- Connor Hellebuyck made 36 saves, leading Winnipeg over North Division-leading Toronto in the opener of a three-game series.
Andrew Copp had a goal and an assist and Josh Morrissey, Kyle Connor and Mason Appleton also scored for the Jets. Neal Pionk finished with three assists and Nikolaj Ehlers had two.
Auston Matthews scored twice, raising his NHL-leading goal total to 20, and Zach Hyman added a goal for Toronto. Frederik Andersen stopped 19 shots as the Maple Leafs dropped their third straight in regulation.
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