Islanders 4, Penguins 3, OT
NEW YORK — Brock Nelson scored his second goal of the game 4:16 into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games.
Nelson, who also scored the overtime winner at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, got a pass from Mathew Barzal on the left side on a rush. He cut across the front of a goal to avoid a defender and draw goalie Matt Murray out of position, and then backhanded the puck into the right side for his eighth.
Bruins 3, Sabres 2
BOSTON — David Pastrnak got his NHL-leading 20th goal, helping Boston to the victory.
Brad Marchand scored twice for the Bruins, who won for the third time in four games (3-0-1) following a four-game skid. Tuukka Rask stopped 35 shots.
Buffalo has dropped nine of 10 (1-7-2) after winning nine of its first 12 games. Rasmus Ristolainen and Brandon Montour scored for the Sabres, and Linus Ullmark had 24 saves.
Blue Jackets 5, Red Wings 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Oliver Bjorkstrand, Boone Jenner and Eric Robinson scored in the third period, powering Columbus to its third straight win.
Jenner beat Jimmy Howard with a sharp-angle shot 8:43 into the third, 63 seconds after Bjorkstrand’s tying power-play goal. Robinson made it 5-3 before Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi scored with 3:14 left.
Alexandre Texier and Cam Atkinson also scored for the Blue Jackets. Joonas Korpisalo made 22 saves.
Flyers 5, Hurricanes 3
RALEIGH, N.C. — Claude Giroux had two goals and two assists, helping the Flyers stop a four-game slide.
Philadelphia’s Morgan Frost had a goal and an assist in his second NHL game. Ivan Provorov also scored, Travis Konecny had three assists and Kevin Hayes added an empty-netter with 5.7 seconds left.
Canucks 6, Predators 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bo Horvat scored one of Vancouver’s five power-play goals, and the Canucks stopped a three-game slide.
Vancouver went 5 for 6 with the man advantage. Elias Pettersson had a goal and two assists, and Tyler Graovac, J.T. Miller and Brock Boeser also scored power-play goals before Tanner Pearson made it 6-3 with a short-handed goal with 2:02 remaining.
Blues 5, Flames 0
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis goaltender Jordan Binnington stopped 40 shots for his sixth career shutout, and Oskar Sundqvist scored twice.
Zach Sanford had a goal and three assists, helping the Blues improve to 9-1-2 in their last 12 games. David Perron and Vince Dunn also scored, and Robert Thomas had three assists.
David Rittich finished with 26 saves for Calgary, which has lost six in a row while being outscored 23-5.
Wild 3, Avalanche 2
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jason Zucker scored midway through the third period, and the Wild won consecutive games for the second time this season.
Mats Zuccarello and Jordan Greenway also scored for Minnesota. Alex Stalock made 25 saves and Ryan Suter added two assists as the Wild improved to 5-0-2 in their last seven home games.
Cale Makar scored two goals for the Avalanche. Andre Burakovsky had two assists, and Philipp Grubauer made 28 saves.
Lightning 4, Blackhawks 2
CHICAGO — Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point scored 2:39 apart midway through the third period, and Tampa Bay earned its eighth consecutive victory against Chicago.
Mikhail Sergachev scored a power-play goal in the first period, and Cedric Paquette added an empty-netter.
The Lightning played without NHL MVP Nikita Kucherov, who is day to day after suffering an upper-body injury in the second period of Tuesday’s 3-1 loss at St. Louis.
Stars 5, Jets 3
DALLAS — Jamie Benn scored with 4:21 left, and the rolling Stars got the win after they blew a three-goal lead.
Mattias Janmark returned from injury to score the first of three Dallas goals in the second period, all assisted by Corey Perry.
Patrik Laine got his 17th goal in 15 games against Dallas, and Luca Sbisa tied it with 4:46 left in the third.
Maple Leafs 3, Coyotes 1
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sheldon Keefe won his coaching debut with Toronto, and the Maple Leafs stopped a six-game slide.
Auston Matthews, Tyson Barrie and Pierre Engvall scored for Toronto, and Frederik Andersen stopped 30 shots. It was Barrie’s first goal of the season, and the first one of Engvall’s career.
Sharks 2, Golden Knights 1, OT
LAS VEGAS — San Jose’s Logan Couture scored 3:20 into overtime, and Aaron Dell made 37 saves.
Timo Meier scored early in the second period for San Jose, and Brayden McNabb tied it midway through the third.
Dell had perhaps his best performance of the season against a team that had given him fits in his three prior meetings. Dell came in 0-2-1 with a 4.28 goals-against average and an .868 save percentage against the Golden Knights.