UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Frans Nielsen and John Tavares finally solved Philadelphia’s Steve Mason in a shootout, and the New York Islanders outlasted the Flyers 1-0 on Monday night to post the best 21-game start in franchise history.
Mason stopped 46 shots before the tiebreaker, but after denying Kyle Okposo, he was beaten twice. New York has a team-record 15 wins through 21 games (15-6) and is 5-0 in shootouts.
Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves for his third shutout this season. He has won seven straight, allowing only eight goals. The Islanders have won four in a row and nine of 10.
Philadelphia has dropped five of six overall, and five straight on the road. The Flyers managed only 20 shots in regulation.
PENGUINS 3, BRUINS 2, OT
BOSTON (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving Pittsburgh a win over Boston.
Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including a crossing pass for Malkin’s one-timer past goalie Tuukka Rask. Kris Letang had three assists for the Penguins, who had lost their last two against the Bruins.
Marc-Andre Fleury recovered after Boston scored two quick goals early in the second period and finished with 27 saves for his 300th NHL win.
Joe Morrow had his first career goal and Milan Lucic also scored for the Bruins.
WILD 4, PANTHERS 1
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored two goals to lead Minnesota over Florida.
Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, and Mikko Koivu had two assists. Zach Parise added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 29 shots to help the Wild win for the fifth time in six games.
Shawn Thornton scored for the Panthers, and Roberto Luongo made 35 saves.
RED WINGS 4, SENATORS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Stephen Weiss scored twice during Detroit’s three-goal second period to help the Red Wings beat Ottawa.
Playing his second game this season after missing much of it with injuries, Weiss had a pair of rebound goals late in the second to lift Detroit to its third victory in four games.
Riley Sheahan gave the Red Wings the lead for good during an early power play in the second when he knocked home a rebound of Tomas Tatar’s shot.
Gustav Nyquist also scored for the Red Wings, and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for his ninth win.
Craig Anderson stopped 39 shots in Ottawa’s second consecutive loss. Mike Howard, Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson scored for the Senators.