TAMPA, Fla. - Mike Sillinger scored a power-play goal with 27.7 seconds left in overtime to help the New York Islanders snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning last night.
Sillinger scored from the left circle during New York's second power play in overtime.
Rick DiPietro made 32 saves, and Bill Guerin snapped his 16-game goal drought for the Islanders. Andy Hilbert had the other New York goal.
Tampa Bay got a pair of goals from Brad Richards. Johan Holmqvist made 30 saves.
Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 1
TORONTO - Chuck Kobasew and Dennis Wideman scored goals and new goalie Alex Auld earned his first victory with Boston as the Bruins shut down Toronto.
The Maple Leafs, who had won four in a row, outshot the Bruins but solved Auld just once. The goalkeeper made his first start since being acquired from Phoenix on Thursday to fill in for the injured Tim Thomas, and finished with 25 saves, allowing only Jason Blake's goal.
Toronto could have tied the game if its power play had been clicking. Andrew Alberts was sent off for tripping at 6 minutes, 45 seconds of the third period, but the Leafs were unable to get anything going. When Glen Murray took an interference penalty at 14:22 and a tripping penalty at 19:13, Toronto still couldn't take advantage.
Capitals 6, Thrashers 3
WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom and Jeff Schultz scored a minute apart in the first period, and Washington got two goals from Mike Green in a win over Atlanta.
Alex Ovechkin added a goal and an assist for the Capitals. Matt Pettinger scored his second goal for Washington, and Backstrom had two assists.
Todd White had two goals for the Thrashers.
The Thrashers earlier claimed veteran forward Mark Recchi off waivers from the Penguins. Pittsburgh had assigned the 39-year-old Recchi to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on Thursday and the former Flyer was placed on re-entry waivers Friday, meaning any team making a claim to him was only responsible for half of the remaining portion of his $1.75 million contract.
Hurricanes 5, Canadiens 1
MONTREAL - Ray Whitney scored twice and Matt Cullen had three assists to lead Carolina over Montreal.
Whitney scored a power-play goal on Canadiens rookie Carey Price with 33.8 seconds remaining in the middle period. He added another goal 6:28 into the third against Jaroslav Halak, who replaced Price to begin the period.
Cam Ward made 35 saves, and Erik Cole, Eric Staal and Rod Brind'Amour also scored for Carolina.
Andrei Kostitsyn scored a power-play goal in the second, the lone tally by Montreal.
Montreal's Mike Komisarek spent most of the second sitting in the penalty box. He fought Scott Walker 37 seconds in after he was checked headfirst into the boards by the Carolina right winger. The Canadiens defenseman was given a minor for instigating, a major for fighting, and an automatic misconduct for a total of 17 minutes in penalties.
Predators 4, Ducks 2
NASHVILLE - Jordin Tootoo recorded a "Gordie Howe hat trick" with a goal, an assist and a fight in Nashville's win over Anaheim.
Wild 2, Blue Jackets 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Brian Rolston's third-period goal and Niklas Backstrom's 31 saves helped Minnesota beat Columbus.
Penguins 2, Canucks 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Defenseman Kris Letang scored his second straight shoot-out winner in the sixth round, lifting Pittsburgh over Vancouver.
Coyotes 4, Kings 2
LOS ANGELES - Radim Vrbata scored on a power play after Kings captain Rob Blake was ejected, and Phoenix ended a four-game road losing streak by downing Los Angeles.
Sabres 7, Sharks 1