Thomas Hickey set up a third-period goal and scored 3 minutes, 6 seconds into overtime as the host New York Islanders started December just as they ended November, with a victory - by 3-2 over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

The defenseman netted his second of the season with a wraparound goal to help the Islanders improve to 8-0 in games decided after regulation. The Islanders have won seven of eight and 12 of 14.

Penguins 1, Devils 0 - Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his NHL-leading fifth shutout as host Pittsburgh edged New Jersey. Evgeni Malkin scored the game's only goal 3:32 into the third period.

Canucks 4, Capitals 3 - Daniel Sedin scored two of Vancouver's three power-play goals and assisted on the other, and the Canucks defeated host Washington.

Panthers 4, Red Wings 3 - Sean Bergenheim and Florida ended host Detroit's four-game winning streak as Roberto Luongo made 38 saves to secure his eighth win of the season.

Hurricanes 2, Predators 1 - Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to lead host Carolina over Nashville, snapping the Predators' four-game winning streak.

Brodeur signs

The St. Louis Blues signed 42-year-old goalie Martin Brodeur to a one-year contract, picking up the NHL's career leader in games, wins and shutouts while Brian Elliott is out with a knee injury.

Elliott is out indefinitely and Brodeur likely will share duties with 24-year-old Jake Allen.

Howe hospitalized

Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe has suffered his third stroke since October and was hospitalized early this week in Lubbock, Texas, his daughter said.

Cathy Purnell said her father suffered a "significant stroke" on Monday. Howe was stable and "a little bit alert" Tuesday morning, and doctors were scheduled to do additional tests, she said.

"He's a fighter," Purnell said. "The man is tough. He has this will to keep going, all things considered." - Associated Press

NHL Report

Age: 42

Stanley Cups won: 3

Vezina Trophies: 4

Years in NHL: 21

NHL Records



Career Goals: 3

Wins: Regular season, career: 688

Season: 48 (2006-'07)


Regular season: 124

Playoffs: 24