NHL Capsules

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Anze Kopitar scored with 4:23 left, defenseman Alec Martinez had two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings won their third straight on their road trip by beating the slumping New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.

Kopitar, who had a goal and five assists in his previous three games, got to a deflected puck off a drive by defenseman Andrej Sekera and fired it past Jaroslav Halak for his 16th goal.

Jonathan Quick made 25 saves in his 400th NHL game. He has won at New Jersey, the New York Rangers, and the Islanders on this trip that has two games left. Nick Shore netted his first career goal in his 28th game, and Tyler Toffoli also scored for the playoff-hopeful Kings.

PREDATORS 3, LIGHTNING 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division.

Mike Ribeiro, Paul Gaustad and Mike Santorelli scored for the Predators, who took a one-point lead over St. Louis. The Blues have played one fewer game.

Rinne made a pad save on Alex Killorn’s in-close backhand early in the third. The goalie had a career-best 43 wins in 2011-12.

Tampa Bay got goals from Vladislav Namestnikov and Brian Boyle.

DUCKS 3, BRUINS 2

BOSTON (AP) – Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to victory.

Getzlaf, who also assisted on Corey Perry’s tying goal late in the third period, beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask from the slot with a wrist shot over his shoulder to snap the Ducks’ two-game skid.

Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots.

Loui Eriksson and Ryan Spooner scored for the Bruins. Rask finished with 29 saves.

Boston dropped its sixth straight (0-4-2) but tied Ottawa for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

RANGERS 5, SENATORS 1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Chris Kreider had two goals and an assist and the New York Rangers clinched a playoff spot.

Dan Boyle, Mats Zuccarello and Tanner Glass also scored for the Rangers, who have 101 points.

Cam Talbot made 23 saves for New York, which handed Ottawa’s Andrew Hammond his first regulation-time loss.

Curtis Lazar scored for the Senators.

HURRICANES 5, PENGUINS 2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Eric Staal had a goal and two assists for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ryan Murphy, Jay McClement, Alexander Semin and Andrej Nestrasil also scored for Carolina, which had been 0-3-3 in its last six home games since a 7-4 win over Edmonton on March 8. Brad Malone had a pair of assists as Carolina won for the first time in its last five home games against the Penguins.

Brandon Sutter and Ian Cole scored for the Penguins. Carolina goalie Cam Ward had 27 saves.

CAPITALS 3, DEVILS 2, OT

WASHINGTON (AP) – On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby.

Defenseman Niskanen’s fourth goal of the season came 73 seconds into the extra period, off an assist from Alzner.

Washington led 2-0, but the Devils got one goal on Travis Zajac’s short-handed score with a little more than five minutes left in the second period, then tied it on Steve Bernier’s goal with 29.2 seconds remaining in regulation.

Ovechkin entered leading the NHL in goals, Backstrom came in No. 1 in assists, and both were in the top five in points.

COYOTES 4, SABRES 3

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Sam Gagner scored 56 seconds into overtime to lift the Arizona Coyotes to the win over Buffalo on, earning cheers from the last-place Sabres’ fans hoping to get the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft.

Jordan Szwarz, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and David Moss also scored for Arizona, which has won consecutive games for just the second time in 2015.

The 29th-place Coyotes moved six points ahead of the Sabres, delighting the home crowd clamoring for the best odds at the top pick.

Tyler Ennis, Brian Gionta and Rasmus Ristolainen scored in the Sabres’ fourth-consecutive loss.

SHARKS 6, RED WINGS 4

DETROIT (AP) – Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Matt Nieto, Chris Tierney and Logan Couture also had goals for San Jose, which ended a two-game skid.

Detroit got goals from Tomas Jurco, Tomas Tatar, Stephen Weiss and Justin Abdelkader as it dropped its second straight at home. Jimmy Howard made seven saves, but allowed three goals in the first before being pulled for backup Petr Mrazek.

PANTHERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1

TORONTO (AP) – Brandon Pirri scored twice for the Florida Panthers to send Toronto to its seventh straight loss.

Roberto Luongo delivered a solid performance in goal and Jonathan Huberdeau, Steven Kampfer and Pirri scored second-period goals to put Florida in front. Pirri added a late empty-netter for his 20th of the season.

Toronto’s Jonathan Bernier was replaced with 5:26 remaining in the second period after allowing three goals on 16 shots. The Leafs No. 1 goalie has been pulled seven times this season.

JETS 5, CANADIENS 2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) – Ondrej Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win.

Mark Scheifele and Jim Slater each had a goal and an assist and Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, and Adam Lowry also scored for the Jets.

Dustin Tokarski stopped 17 of 22 shots for the Canadiens, who were resting starter Carey Price. Andrei Markov and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal.

AVALANCHE 4, CANUCKS 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves for the Avalanche.

Jarome Iginla also scored and Ryan O’Reilly added two assists as Colorado snapped a three-game losing streak. John Mitchell added a late empty-net goal.

Yannick Weber scored his third goal in as many games for Vancouver, which had won three in a row, but came out flat before rebounding in the third period with 18 shots. Eddie Lack stopped 34 shots in taking the loss.