Hockey roundup

Bruins 4, Islanders 1

Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Boston beat New York Tuesday for the 16th time in the last 20 meetings.

Adam McQuaid, David Krejci and Greg Campbell also scored for the Bruins (12-2-2), who won their fourth straight to bolster their best start since the 1976-77 season. All four victories have come on the road, where the Bruins are 8-1-1.

Casey Cizikas scored for the Islanders, who are a league-worst 2-8 at home.

Boston is 16-3-1 in its last 20 games against the Islanders, who remain in the basement of the Atlantic Division.

Jets 4, Rangers 3

Olli Jokinen scored twice and Evander Kane had a goal and assist in the second period for surging Winnipeg, which closed a 4-1 road trip with a win over New York.

After a scoreless first period, Jokinen broke the deadlock 5:55 into the second off an assist from Kane, who then gave Winnipeg a 2-0 lead 1:07 later with his eighth goal of the season.

Kane added his second of the game and ninth of the season in the third period - in between a pair of Rangers tallies - as three goals were scored in a span of 1:13 that brought New York within 4-3.

Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves for the win.

Ryan Callahan, Taylor Pyatt and Anton Stralman scored for the Rangers.

Stars 5, Blue Jackets 4 (OT)

Loui Eriksson fought off two defenders to get his stick on a rebound and jammed it in 3:03 into overtime to give Dallas a victory over Columbus.

Cody Eakin had given the Stars a 4-3 lead with 6:24 left in regulation, but R.J. Umberger scored from the right hash with just 1:34 remaining to force overtime.

Eakin, Antoine Roussel and Derek Roy each had a goal and an assist. Brenden Morrow scored, and Stephane Robidas and Brenden Dillon each had two assists for the Stars.

Wild 2, Flames 1 (OT)

Zach Parise scored 27 seconds into OT to lift Minnesota over Calgary.

With the Wild sputtering on offense once again, Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota with 4:19 left in regulation to send it to overtime.

Calgary's Mark Giordano was then given a delay-of-game penalty with 43 seconds to go. The penalty carried over into the extra period, and Parise beat goalie Joey MacDonald for the 4-on-3 winner. Parise's goal was only Minnesota's fourth in its last 41 power-play opportunities.

Alex Tanguay scored for the Flames and MacDonald stopped 28 shots. Niklas Backstrom made 20 saves for the Wild.

Panthers 6, Penguins 4

Tomas Kopecky recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas Fleischmann had the go-ahead score, lifting Florida to a win.

Brian Campbell and Marcel Goc also scored, and Fleischmann added two assists for the Panthers.

Chris Kunitz, Dustin Jeffrey, Paul Martin and James Neal scored for the Penguins.

Sabres 2, Lightning 1

Tyler Myers scored a go-ahead goal early in third period, helping Ron Rolston win for the first time as Buffalo's interim coach with a victory over Tampa Bay.

Myers made it 2-1 from the top of the left circle 52 seconds into the third after a Tampa Bay turnover. Rolston replaced long-time Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff on Feb. 20.

Ryan Miller made 30 saves for Buffalo.

Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa Bay.

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 0

Nicklas Backstrom scored in the first period and assisted on John Erskine's goal in the second, leading Washington over Carolina.

John Carlson scored in the third and Braden Holtby made 33 saves to earn his fifth career shutout for the Capitals.

Deal to keep AHL in Hartford to 2016

A deal has been struck to keep the American Hockey League's Whale playing at the XL Center in Hartford until 2016.

The multi-year deal was announced Tuesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. It calls for the New York Rangers' minor-league affiliate to play at the XL Center for the 2013-2016 seasons and includes a provision that could extend that by another two years.

The deal was reached between Global Spectrum and the Madison Square Garden company.

The governor's office described the agreement as a critical milestone in contract negotiations for management of the XL Center and Rentschler Field that are under way between the Capital Region Development Authority and Global Spectrum.

Development authority director Michael Freimuth said securing a professional hockey team was a big factor in selecting Global Spectrum to manage the XL Center.


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