Parise’s goal beats Pens, helps Islanders snap skid
Zach Parise scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee each scored twice and the Islanders beat the Penguins 5-4 on Friday night.
Anders Lee had two goals and an assist, Ilya Sorokin finished with 40 saves and the Islanders snapped a three-game skid that included two overtime losses. Mathew Barzal added two assists.
Rickard Rakell scored twice and Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist as the Penguins lost for the second time in three games. Casey Desmith made 23 saves.
Kyle Palmieri bumped Penguins defender Brian Dumoulin off the puck and Nelson picked up the loose puck before feeding a darting Parise, who gave the Islanders a 5-4 edge at 17:17 of the third. With the win, the Islanders moved past the Washington Capitals and temporarily secured the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. BLACKHAWKS 4, SENATORS 3, OT
Andreas Athanasiou scored at 2:52 of overtime and Chicago beat Ottawa.
The Blackhawks overcame a two-goal deficit in the third period, tying it with 3:05 left on Patrick Kane’s second goal of the game. The goal was Kane’s 1,217th point, giving him the third-most points among U.s.-born players.
Mads Sogaard stopped 28 shots for Ottawa.
The Senators raised Chris Neil’s No. 25 jersey to the rafters in a pregame. Neil played 1,026 games across 15 seasons with Ottawa. A number of former teammates were on hand, including Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Phillips, who are the only other two former Senators to have their numbers retired. Chicago head coach Luke Richardson, a former teammate and coach of Neil’s, stood to watch the ceremony. WILD 2, STARS 1, SO
Matt Boldy scored in the shootout and Filip Gustavsson turned back the tying attempt to help Minnesota to a win over Dallas.
After the Stars Jason Robertson and the Wild’s Frederick Gaudreau traded shootout scores, Boldy beat Jake Oettinger with a backhand shot and Gustavsson stopped Wyatt Johnson’s attempt to seal the win.
Gustavsson also stopped Dallas’ Joe Pavelski and Tyler Seguin in the shootout to set up Boldy’s chance to score the go-ahead tally.
Minnesota went to overtime for the third time in four games. The Wild have not won in regulation in 12 games.
Johnson had a good look at an open net with just seconds left in overtime, but missed wide, sending the game to a shootout.