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Islanders 4, Rangers 3 (SO)

John Tavares scored one of the Islanders' three-second period goals and then netted the winner in a shootout as New York broke a five-game losing streak with victory over the Rangers on Thursday night.

Tavares followed Frans Nielsen's goal in the opening round of the tiebreaker with one of his own, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped Marian Gaborik and Rick Nash to give the Islanders the elusive win.

The Rangers (7-5-1) squandered a 2-0 lead and had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Dan Girardi and Gaborik staked the Rangers to the lead in the first period against Nabokov. Carl Hagelin tied it in the second.

Martin Biron gave Rangers' workhorse goalie Henrik Lundqvist a break by making just his second start of the season. He was touched for goals by Colin McDonald, Tavares and Brad Boyes in the second when the Islanders grabbed the lead.

Nabokov made 36 saves through overtime, and Biron had 28.

Canadiens 1, Panthers 0, OT

Rene Bourque scored 2:10 into overtime and the Montreal beat Florida.

Bourque's winner came on a tip-in just in front of the net. The puck drifted in front of the crease and Shawn Matthias couldn't clear it for Florida. Instead, it bounced off goalie Jose Theodore's pad and Bourque poked it in.

Carey Price made 26 saves for the Canadiens.

Theodore stopped 31 shots for the Panthers.

Avalanche 4, Wild 3 (SO)

Milan Hejduk and Matt Duchene scored in the shootout and Colorado beat Minnesota.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu in the shootout to get the win.

Hejduk beat Niklas Backstrom with a backhand move and Duchene beat the Minnesota goaltender with a wrist shot.

Hejduk, Duchene and Aaron Palushaj scored in regulation for Colorado.

Parise, Koivu and Mike Rupp scored for Minnesota.

Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 1

Joe Corvo had a goal and an assist and Carolina won its third consecutive game.

Jussi Jokinen scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeff Skinner had two assists for Carolina.

Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, and his brother Eric Staal assisted on Corvo's goal.

Nazem Kadri scored for Toronto.

Dan Ellis made 22 saves for Carolina. Ben Scrivens made 30 saves for Toronto.

Capitals 4, Lightning 3

Eric Fehr scored two goals, Mathieu Perreault had three assists, and Washington won its third straight game.

Troy Brouwer and Jay Beagle had the other Washington goals.

Martin St. Louis, Teddy Purcell and Nate Thompson scored for the Lightning.

Predators 3, Coyotes 0

Pekka Rinne made 19 saves for his second consecutive shutout, leading Nashville to victory.

Gabriel Bourque, Nick Spaling and Mike Fisher had Nashville's goals.


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