Streaking Islanders win again
Devon Toews scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday in New York.
Anthony Beauvillier also scored for Metropolitan Division-leading New York, which won for the fourth time in five games and ninth in 12 (9-1-2). The Islanders, who beat Colorado 4-3 in overtime Saturday, improved to 15-2-1 in backto-back games, including 9-0-0 on the back end.
Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild, who lost for the fifth time in six games (1-3-2). Devan Dubnyk, starting for the second straight game after facing just 18 shots in a 4-2 win at New Jersey on Saturday, had 32 saves.
Minnesota pressed for the tying goal in the third, outshooting New York 12-9 in the period after totaling just 15 shots over the first 40 minutes.
Greiss improved to 4-0-1 in his last five games, giving up just three goals on 157 shots in the stretch.
BLACKHAWKS 5, RED WINGS 2: Dominik Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and Chicago beat Detroit for its seventh straight victory.
BRUINS 2, AVALANCHE 1, OT: Brad Marchand scored 4:03 into overtime and Boston beat Colorado to extend its points streak to seven games.
JETS 3, SABRES 1: Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal with 3:55 remaining and Winnipeg beat Buffalo to snap an 0-2-1 skid.
BLUES 5, PREDATORS 4, OT: Vladimir Tarasenko completed a hat trick 16 seconds into overtime and St. Louis beat Nashville to sweep a home-and-home set with their season-best sixth straight victory.
DEVILS 3, HURRICANES 2: Marcus Johansson scored twice, Keith Kinkaid made 32 saves and New Jersey prevented Carolina from moving into a playoff spot.
LIGHTNING 5, PANTHERS 2: Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist to lift Tampa Bay over Florida.
RANGERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Alexandar Georgiev had a career-high 55 saves to lead New York over Toronto.
DUCKS FIRE COACH: The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle amid a sevengame losing streak. The Ducks announced general manager Bob Murray will take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season.
New York goalie Thomas Greiss made 26 saves to help the Islanders beat Minnesota on Sunday.