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Matt Moulson broke through for the Islanders with his third of the season on the power play with 1:07 left in the second. John Tavares assisted, giving him a seven-game point streak. The Islanders captain has four goals and six assists during the streak.
Tlusty scored his second of the game 11:06 into the third.
New York’s Frans Nielsen scored his fourth on a power play at 13:19 of the third before Kyle Okposo made it 4-3 with 1:01 left.
The Islanders (3-3-2) sustained their first regulation loss in five home games. New York had posted two wins and two shootout losses at Nassau Coliseum.
The Hurricanes are 21-5-5 in their last 31 games against New York and 10-1-2 in their past 13 visits to Long Island.
BRUINS 5, LIGHTNING 0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots and five Boston players against Tampa Bay.
Rask made a nifty glove save on Steven Stamkos’ point-blank redirection in the third period. It was the goalie’s first shutout this season and 17th in the NHL.
David Krejci, Adam McQuaid, Patrice Bergeron, Chris Kelly and Shawn Thornton scored for the Bruins, who have won six in a row against Tampa Bay. Boston leads the all-time series 50-20-9.
Krejci stopped a nine-game goal drought to put the Bruins up 1-0. He has a point in four straight games.
After McQuaid scored his first goal in 24 games at 4:37 of the second, goals 55 seconds apart later in the period by Bergeron (14:52) and Kelly (15:47) made it 4-0.
Thornton extended Boston’s advantage to 5-0 just 34 seconds into the third as the left wing ended his 29-game goal drought.
Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop allowed four goals on 17 shots before being replaced.
CAPITALS 4, BLUE JACKETS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Braden Holtby made 37 saves, and Martin Erat assisted on three Washington goals in a win over Columbus.
Joel Ward and Brooks Laich scored in the second period for the Capitals, and Troy Brouwer and Alex Ovechkin gave Washington a cushion early in the third.
Artem Anisimov spoiled Holtby’s shutout bid at 15:05 of the third.
The Capitals snapped a two game skid and finished their five-game homestand 2-3.
Sergei Bobrovsky had 35 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four straight.Next Page >
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