NHL Roundup

Canadiens 4, Bruins 3

David Desharnais scored the winner with his second goal of the game less than four minutes after Max Pacioretty tied it earlier in the third period, lifting Montreal to a comeback win over Boston in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's top teams Sunday night.

Tomas Plekanec also scored for the Canadiens, who jumped two points ahead of Boston for first overall in the conference.

Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron and Dougie Hamilton had Boston's goals.

Peter Budaj made 31 saves for Montreal, which played the first of five straight road games.

Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots for the Bruins, who had a six-game winning streak halted.

Rangers 3, Sabres 2

Rick Nash had a goal and assist and also scored in the shootout to lead New York to a win over Buffalo.

Ryan Callahan also scored for New York in the shootout. Derek Stepan added a goal, and Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves. New York has won two in a row.

Drew Stafford and Nathan Gerbe scored for Buffalo. Ryan Miller stopped 26 of 28 shots. The Sabres' season-high three-game winning streak was ended.

New York received a scare 3:28 into the third when Brad Richards was shoved from behind into the half boards by Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta. Kaleta was assessed a five-minute major for checking from behind and was given a game misconduct.

Richards was on the ice for nearly two minutes before being helped to the bench. He returned to the game.

Blackhawks 2, Red Wings 1

Patrick Kane kept the Chicago Blackhawks' record streak alive.

Chicago extended its NHL-record, season-opening points streak to 22 games when Kane scored the tying goal on a power play with 2:02 left in regulation and had the only goal in a shootout. That lifted Chicago to a win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Corey Crawford was perfect in the shootout and finished with 32 saves to help his team win a ninth straight game.

The Blackhawks (19-0-3) have earned at least a point in 28 straight games - dating to a March 25, 2012, loss in regulation to Nashville - to tie the second-longest streak in league history. They've matched Montreal's multi-season points streak from the 1977-78 season and trail only Philadelphia's run of 35 straight games with at least a point during the 1979-80 season.

It looked as if the streak of success might end when Detroit's Tomas Tatar broke a scoreless tie early in the third period and Jimmy Howard stopped every puck that came his way.

The Red Wings, though, were called for delay of game for putting the puck out of play twice toward the end of regulation.

Islanders 3, Senators 2

John Tavares and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, lifting New York over Ottawa.

Evgeni Nabokov made 29 saves as the Islanders earned their third win in 12 home games this season. He also stopped Jakob Silfverberg and Daniel Alfredsson in the shootout.

The Senators have lost three in a row.

Nielsen scored to open the shootout against backup Robin Lehner. Tavares' goal came after Nabokov made his two stops.

Michael Grabner's unassisted goal late in the third period put the Islanders up 2-1. Grabner intercepted a clearing attempted by the Senators and rifled the puck past Lehner for this eighth goal of the season at 16:31.

Blue Jackets 2, Avalanche 1

Artem Anisimov scored on a hard wrist shot on an overtime power play, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves to lead Columbus over Colorado.

Vinny Prospal had the other goal for the Blue Jackets, thanks to Ryan O'Reilly, who inadvertently tapped it in while making his Avalanche season debut after a contract dispute.

P.A. Parenteau scored for Colorado, but also had the hooking call that led to the decisive power play for Columbus.

Hurricanes 3, Panthers 2

Jordan Staal, Alexander Semin, and Justin Faulk scored in Carolina's win over Florida, giving the Hurricanes their second victory over the Panthers in as many nights.

Dan Ellis made 19 saves for Carolina after replacing Cam Ward with 11:04 left in the second. Ward stopped all 15 shots he faced before leaving the game with what appeared to be a leg injury.

Stars 4, Blues 1

Derek Roy had a goal and two assists and Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves to help lead Dallas over St. Louis.

Loui Eriksson, Jaromir Jagr and Erik Cole also scored for Dallas.

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