ANAHEIM (AP) — John Tavares scored his second goal on a power play 2:18 into overtime, and the New York Islanders snapped their three-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the injury-depleted Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.
Kyle Okposo also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for the Islanders, who blew an early two-goal lead in their third stop on a five-game trip.
Captain Ryan Getzlaf and NHL goals leader Corey Perry were sent home before the game with the flu, leaving the league-leading Ducks to open a four-game homestand without their two best players.
After Sami Vatanen was sent off for elbowing in the Ducks’ offensive zone, Tavares’ long shot deflected off an Anaheim defender and past Jason LaBarbera for his sixth goal of the season.
Red Wings 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard scored a power-play goal 1:50 into overtime, after Detroit tied it in the closing seconds of regulation, to give the New York Rangers their fifth straight victory over the Red Wings, 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Lee Stempniak gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead with 7:50 left in the third period, but Detroit got even for the second time when Tomas Tatar scored on a power play with 7.7 seconds left and goalie Jonas Gustavsson off for an extra skater.
Pavel Datsyuk tripped Martin St. Louis 46 seconds into overtime, and Brassard took advantage when he slammed in a rebound of Dan Girardi’s shot.
SABRES 1, SO
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — P.A. Parenteau scored in regulation and added the shootout winner in Montreal’s victory over Buffalo.
Dustin Tokarski made 31 saves to help Montreal end a three-game losing streak.
Parenteau opened the scoring 19 seconds into the third period with the Canadiens’ first goal in 107 minutes, 1 second. In the third round of the shootout, Parenteau beat Michal Neuvirth with a wrist shot.