Penguins Beat New York Islanders + More NHL News
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins coughed up a two-goal lead to a division rival before winning for the fifth time in six games.
Matt Hunwick scored 89 seconds into overtime to complete the Pens' 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. Phil Kessel and Riley Sheahan tallied 32 seconds apart in the third period to put the Penguins ahead 3-1. However, the Isles forced OT on goals by Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson in the final 4:53 of regulation.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— Vladislav Namestnikov scored the game-winner and had two assists in the Lightning's 5-2 victory over the Avalanche. Steven Stamkos also had a goal and two assists as Tampa Bay won for the fourth time in five games and improved to a league-best 20-6-2.
— The Kings picked up their seventh consecutive victory on Drew Doughty's goal 32 seconds into overtime of a 4-3 triumph over the Senators. Ottawa earned a point on Ryan Dzingel's goal with about 10 seconds left in regulation.
— Jake Allen stopped 29 shots in his 16th career shutout and Brayden Schenn scored for the fourth time in two games as the Blues knocked off the Stars 3-0. Schenn opened the scoring with his team-high 14th goal of the season to help St. Louis take over first place in the Central Division by one point over Nashville.
— David Backes scored his first two goals of the season and David Krejci added a goal and an assist as the Bruins ripped the Coyotes 6-1. The game was tied 1-1 before Backes tallied twice in a 5:12 span late in the second period of Boston's seventh win in nine games.
— The Canadiens lost their second straight since a five-game winning streak as Sean Monahan's second goal of the night gave the Flames a 3-2 overtime win at Montreal. Garnet Hathaway tied it in the third period with his first goal of the year, and David Rittich stopped 35 shots to get the victory over Carey Price.
— Vincent Trochek provided two power-play goals while the Panthers scored three times in the third period to beat the Jets 6-4 and stop a three-game skid. Florida netminder James Reimer handled 35 shots in his first start since No. 1 goaltender Roberto Luongo suffered a right leg injury on Monday.
— The Sharks beat the Hurricanes 5-4 on Brett Burns' goal 22 seconds into OT. Carolina hauled a 4-2 lead into the third period before Logan Couture scored with the man advantage and Barclay Goodrow tied it with a short-handed goal.
— The Flyers were 4-1 winners at Vancouver as Shayne Gostisbehere and Claude Giroux each furnished a goal and an assist. Brian Elliott notched his 200th career victory with 36 saves for the Flyers, who have won three in a row since a team record-tying 10-game skid.
Penguins put Schultz on IR
UNDATED (AP) — Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says defenseman Justin Schultz will be out at least two weeks, the result of an upper-body injury suffered in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
The Penguins recalled defenseman Frank Corrado from their American Hockey League affiliate.
In other NHL news:
— Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk was suspended by the NHL for Thursday's game in Montreal following his spearing incident against Toronto the previous night. Tkachuk forfeits more than $11,000 in salary.
— Canucks forward Bo Horvat is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The team says a more concrete timeline will be determined after he sees a specialist.
— Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says Lovejoy is the first active NHL player to make such a pledge.
— Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon has signed a purchase agreement to buy a majority stake in the Carolina Hurricanes from longtime owner Peter Karmanos. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the franchise will not move.
— Bettman also says the league's board of governors has agreed to consider an expansion application from Seattle. He says the expansion fee has been set at $650 million for Seattle, which would become the league's 32nd team, if approved.