Islanders win 8th straight, beating Lightning 5-2
Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock scored in the second period, Josh Bailey and Derick Brassard had goals in the third, and Thomas Greiss stopped 33 shots for New York’s longest winning streak since a nine-game run in the 1989-90 season. The Islanders have not lost since opening the season 1-3-0.
Yanni Gourde and Ryan McDonagh scored for Tampa Bay, which lost two of three to New York area teams this week. The Lightning lost 4-1 at the New York Rangers on Tuesday before beating New Jersey 7-6 in overtime Wednesday.
Brendan Leipsic added his first goal for his new team and assisted on Chandler Stephenson’s goal as Washington scored four times in the first 11 minutes of the first period. T.J. Oshie also scored, and Braden Holtby made 29 saves. Henri Jokiharju scored his first NHL goal for the Sabres.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron scored eight seconds into overtime to lift St. Louis past Columbus.
The Stars are 5-1 since opening 1-7-1.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho had two goals and an assist to lead Carolina past Detroit.
Adam Gaudette got credit for Vancouver’s tying goal with 6:18 to play when his apparent pass toward a driving Brandon Sutter deflected in off the skate of Anaheim defenseman Korbinian Holzer. Jacob Markstrom finished with 27 saves.
In overtime, Getzlaf got behind all three Canucks skaters and received a beautiful pass from Troy Terry. He sidestepped a charging Markstrom and tapped in his seventh goal of the season in his 999th career game.