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Isles beat Pens in OT as streak hits 16

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NEW YORK (AP) Brock Nelson came through in overtime again for the New York Islanders.

Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of the extra period, lifting the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games.

Nelson, who also scored the overtime winner at Pittsburgh two nights earlier, got a pass from Mathew Barzal on the left side on a rush, cut across the front of a goal to avoid a defender and draw goalie Matt Murray out of position, and then backhanded it into the right side for his eighth.


Leafs end 6-game skid, win Keefe's debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Tyson Barrie and rookie Pierre Engvall came through to help new Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe get a win in his NHL coaching debut.

Barrie scored his first goal of the season, Engvall got the first of his career and the Maple Leafs snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.


Stars recover, move to 12-1-1 in last 14

DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn used a lesson from his youth baseball days to help score the tiebreaking goal Thursday night.

Benn backhanded the winner with 4:21 left, and the rolling Dallas Stars beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 after blowing a three-goal lead.


Panthers net 5 straight, top Ducks in OT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers are showing a capacity for comebacks the NHL hasn't seen since Wayne Gretzky's prime.

Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday night.


Pastrnak scores 20th, Bruins down Sabres

BOSTON (AP) Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak again showed they are one of the NHL's most dangerous duos.

Marchand scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season, Pastrnak got his league-leading 20th and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday night.


Makar scores 2 but Wild edge Avalanche

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild are managing to succeed for the short stretches they've been home this season.

Jason Zucker scored midway through the third period and Minnesota beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Thursday night.


Canuck score 5 on power play, beat Preds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vancouver Canucks hurt the Nashville Predators with their power play.



Binnington stops 40, Blues blank Flames

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis defenseman Vince Dunn set the tone for the Blues with a crunching hit that drew a retaliation penalty.

"I think it energized everybody in the whole city of St. Louis," goalie Jordan Binnington said after stopping 40 shots for his sixth career shutout in St. Louis' 5-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. "It was big."


Giroux has 4 points, Flyers beat 'Canes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Claude Giroux and Morgan Frost have only been playing together for a few days. The Philadelphia Flyers might want to keep them together for a while.

Giroux had two goals and two assists and Frost, his young linemate, had a goal and an assist in his second NHL game, leading the Flyers past the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Thursday night.


Couture scores in OT, Sharks top Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Logan Couture isn't always following the calendar enough to know who's next on the San Jose Sharks' schedule. He knew the Golden Knights were coming, though, because the team uses the Las Vegas trip as part of its annual Father's Trip.

He made some dads plenty happy Thursday night, scoring in overtime to back 37 save from Aaron Dell in San Jose's 2-1 victory.

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