By The Associated Press
PITTSBURGH — Brock Nelson’s second goal of the game 2:55 into overtime capped a frantic comeback to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 Tuesday night to extend their points streak to 15 games.
The Islanders trailed by two late in the third period before goals by Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock in the final 4:29 of regulation forced overtime. Nelson won it when he fired a shot at Matt Murray that trickled to the goaltender’s right. Nelson tapped the rebound into the open net for his sixth goal of the season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist and David Perron scored to lead St. Louis past Tampa Bay, spoiling Pat Maroon’s much-anticipated return after helping his hometown team to a Stanley Cup title last season.
Maroon, a St. Louis native, made his first trip back to the city since signing a one-year contract with the Lightning in the offseason. He scored the winning goal in double overtime of Game 7 against Dallas in the second round of the 2019 playoffs to send the Blues to the Western Conference final for the second time in four years.
BRUINS 5, DEVILS 1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — David Pastrnak and Matt Grzelcyk scored two goals apiece, and Brad Marchand added three assists to lead Boston over New Jersey.
Tuukka Rask made 25 saves and New Jersey native Connor Clifton added a goal as the Bruins beat the Devils for the eighth time in nine meetings.
BLUE JACKETS 5, CANADIENS 2
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois had two goals and an assist, rookie Emil Bemstrom added a goal and an assist, and Columbus beat Montreal.
Joonas Korpisalo stopped 30 shots for his eighth win as Columbus improved to 8-8-4. Eric Robinson and Boone Jenner also scored for the Blue Jackets.
WILD 4, SABRES 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Parise scored twice, Alex Stalock made 30 saves and Minnesota beat Buffalo.
Jason Zucker had a goal and an assist, and Jonas Brodin also scored for the Wild, who improved to 4-2-1 in their last seven.
STARS 6, CANUCKS 1
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn scored twice, Ben Bishop made 32 saves and Dallas beat Vancouver for its fourth straight victory.
The Stars have a nine-game point streak (8-0-1) and are 11-1-1 in their last 13 games. Benn has three goals in the last two games after scoring only once in his first 20 games.
AVALANCHE 3, FLAMES 2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andre Burakovsky stayed hot with another two goals, leading Colorado over slumping Calgary.
Burakovsky has five goals in three games. The 24-year-old forward was promoted to the top line, and center Nathan MacKinnon assisted on both goals. MacKinnon has five goals and eight assists in his past six games.
HURRICANES 4, BLACKHAWKS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, and Carolina beat Chicago for its fourth straight victory.
Andrei Svechnikov and Martin Necas also scored as Carolina earned the franchise’s first sweep of a regular season road trip of at least three games. Sebastian Aho had an empty-netter, and Petr Mrazek made 30 saves.
RED WINGS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Anthony Duclair had two goals and an assist, and Ottawa held on to beat Detroit.
John Gabriel Pageau and Brady Tkachuk also scored for Ottawa. Anders Nilsson made 35 saves, including 15 in the third period when the Senators were outshot 16-3. The Senators scored three goals in a 5:22 span in the second period to take a 4-2 lead.
JETS 2, PREDATORS 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers scored, Connor Hellebuyck made 38 saves and Winnipeg defeated Nashville.
The teams are heading in opposite directions in the tough Central Division. Winnipeg has won three in a row and five of six. The reeling Predators have lost five straight and seven of eight.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov and Brett Connolly each had a goal and an assist to lift Florida over Philadelphia.
Jonathan Huberdeau, Colton Sceviour and Mike Hoffman also scored and Evgenii Dadonov had two assists. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 35 shots. The Panthers are 6-2-1 in their past nine games.
GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4,
MAPLE LEAFS 2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves for his 450th win, including a diving stop late in the game, and Vegas held off Toronto.