Sabres 3, Lightning 2, OT
Sabres 3, Lightning 2, OT
In Tampa, Florida, Michal Grosek scored with 2:34 left in overtime as Buffalo beat the host Lightning.
Grosek's backhander appeared to hit off Tampa Bay defenseman Ben Clymer and went past Lightning goalie Dan Cloutier.
Tampa Bay's Petr Svoboda had tied the game at 2 midway through the third period. Svoboda scored on a slapshot from the blue line during a power-play.
Vincent Lecavalier assisted on Svoboda's goal and has two goals and five assists during a four-game point streak.
Islanders 2, Bruins 1
In Boston, goaltender Roberto Luongo made a spectacular debut by stopping 43 shots to lead New York past the red-hot Bruins.
Luongo, the highest drafted goalie in NHL history, was the Islanders' first pick and fourth overall in 1997. He made 31 saves in the first two periods, allowing only Anson Carter's goal 6:02 into the second.
The 20-year-old first-year player was barely tested in the final period, but dropped to make a nice stop on Mikko Eloranta's close wrist shot midway into the period.
Jorgen Jonsson and Zdeno Chara scored for New York, which entered the game with the league's third-worst record. It was just Boston's third loss in its last 17 games (11-3-3).
Stars 4, Thrashers 2
In Atlanta, Joe Nieuwendyk scored twice for Dallas and the struggling Stanley Cup champions rallied for three goals in the third period to beat expansion Atlanta.
The Thrashers, who have the worst record in the NHL after losing nine of their last 11 games, led 2-1 after scoring two goals against Ed Belfour just 37 seconds apart in the second period.
But the Stars bounced back for only their second victory in eight games, stunning the Thrashers by scoring three times within a span of 4:40 in the final period.
Sharks 4, Devils 3, OT
In San Jose, California, Patrick Marleau's goal with 5.6 seconds left in overtime gave the San Jose Sharks a victory over the New Jersey Devils.
Marleau got the puck at center ice and skated in on goalie Martin Brodeur. He missed the puck with his first shot, from about 10 feet away, but put it past Brodeur on his second shot from point-blank range.
Despite getting outshot 43-20, the Sharks moved into a first-place tie in the Pacific Division with Los Angeles and Phoenix.
Coyotes 4, Red Wings 3
In Detroit, Shane Doan scored two of Phoenix's four straight goals in the third period as the Coyotes won their sixth straight game, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 Sunday.
Doan broke a 2-2 tie with 6:10 remaining on a wrist shot from the left point that went over the right shoulder of Detroit goalie Ken Wregget. Doan added an empty-net goal with 53 seconds left that allowed the Coyotes to survive a goal from the Red Wings' Steve Duschesne with 19.2 seconds remaining.
Phoenix's winning streak matches Boston for the longest in the NHL this season.
Senators 3, Flyers 3
In Kanata, Ontario, Shawn McEachern's power play goal with 18 seconds left in the third period gave Ottawa a tie with Philadelphia.
With Luke Richardson off for hooking, McEachern took Marian Hossa's centering pass during a goal-mouth scramble and beat John Vanbiesbrouck for his seventh of the season.
Hossa and Joe Juneau also scored for the Senators, who have only one win in their last six games. Juneau and McEachern each had an assist.Reuse content