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Tavares scores in OT, lifting Islanders to 3rd straight win
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MONTREAL (AP) — John Tavares scored his second goal of the game 1:51 into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.

Mathew Barzal, coming off his second five-point game of the season, had a goal and two assists to keep up his scoring binge for New York. Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech also scored to help the Islanders win their third straight after a season-high five-game losing streak, and Thomas Greiss finished with a career-high 52 saves.

Trailing 4-2, Drouin banged in a rebound of Jakub Jerabek’s shot with 44 seconds left in the second for his first goal in 14 games since Nov. 29. Pacioretty tied it on a power play as he tipped in Jeff Petry’s point shot with just under 7 minutes remaining in regulation.



DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and Colorado won its seventh straight.

Matt Nieto and Colin Wilson also scored for the Avalanche, who are outscoring opponents 29-10 during their longest win streak since the 2005-06 season.

MacKinnon leads the league in scoring on home ice this season with 41 points (15 goals and 26 assists) in 24 games.

Chris Wagner had a goal in the second period for Anaheim. It was his first goal since Nov. 27.



BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston first-round draft pick Tyler Seguin scored on a delayed penalty in overtime to lift Dallas past the Bruins.

Boston rallied from a 2-0 deficit to send the game into overtime and earn a point for the 13th consecutive game. But with about three minutes left in the 3-on-3 overtime, the referee signaled for a penalty.

The Stars pulled goalie Kari Lehtonen for an extra skater and spent the next minute holding the puck, knowing they could maintain a 4-on-3 advantage the rest of the way. With 2:01 showing on the clock, Seguin skated across the middle and beat Anton Khudobin with the game-winner.

Stephen Johns and Alexander Radulov also scored for Dallas, and Lehtonen stopped 30 shots.