NEW YORK — Hampus Lindholm scored his third goal of the game in overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Lindholm's sixth of the season came at 4:03 of the extra period, snapping a three-game losing streak for Anaheim.
The Ducks tied the game with goalie Ryan Miller pulled for an extra skater when Rickard Rakell scored at 18:45 of the third period. Brandon Montour and Ryan Getzlaf assisted. Getzlaf had four assists overall and has points in five games since returning from a facial fracture.
Andrew Ladd put the Islanders ahead 4-3 at 7:52 of the third as New York rallied from a 3-1 deficit.
Ladd's rebound shot for his ninth goal beat Miller at 7:52 after Islanders captain John Tavares tied the game with his second goal of the night at 5:44 of the third. The goal was the 21st of the season for Tavares (see full recap).
Birthday boy McAvoy sends Bruins past Jets in shootout
BOSTON — Charlie McAvoy celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring the decisive goal in the shootout, Tuukka Rask made 37 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Thursday night.
After Winnipeg's Nikolaj Ehlers' first attempt of the sudden-death portion of the shootout clanged off the post, McAvoy took the puck and meandered up the ice before firing his shot past Connor Hellebuyck.
Torey Krug scored his sixth goal of the season for Boston (18-10-5), which won its third straight game and sixth of its last seven.
Rask recorded a point for his eighth straight game (7-0-1) as the Bruins beat the Jets for the fourth straight meeting (see full recap).
Boyle leads Devils to shootout win over rival Rangers
NEWARK, N.J. — Brian Boyle scored the tying goal in the third period and the game-winner in a shootout against his former team, and the New Jersey Devils overcame a season-high 45 saves by Henrik Lundqvist to beat the rival New York Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night.
John Moore and Blake Coleman also scored in regulation, and Kyle Palmieri converted in a four-round shootout for the Devils on the way to their third straight victory.
Cory Schneider made 25 saves and stopped three of four attempts in the tiebreaker, denying Jimmy Vesey when the Rangers had a chance to win. Schneider also turned aside defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to end it after Boyle put New Jersey ahead.
Vesey, Nick Holden and Kevin Hayes scored for the Rangers, who had won three in a row. Mika Zibanejad had a goal in the shootout (see full recap).
Letang gets winning goal in shootout as Pens top Blue Jackets
PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Thursday night.
Letang scored in the fourth round of the shootout, beating Sergei Bobrovsky to the glove side after a series of dekes. Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh in the shootout.
Cam Atkinson scored in the shootout for Columbus, but Matt Murray stopped Artemi Panarin, Jack Johnson and Oliver Bjorkstrand. Murray made 29 saves, while Bobrovsky stopped 39 shots.
Patric Hornqvist and Malkin both scored their 12th goals of the season on the power play for the Penguins, who have two wins in their last three games following a three-game losing streak. Pittsburgh scored twice on the power play after a 0-for-15 slump (see full recap).