UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Radek Martinek scored the tiebreaking goal eight minutes into the third period and the New York Islanders handed Montreal its first regulation loss in nearly a month with a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.
Martinek’s shot from the left point on a pass from Kyle Okposo eluded goaltender Carey Price at 7:56.
Montreal hadn’t lost in regulation since a 6-0 defeat at home against Toronto on Feb. 9.
BLACKHAWKS 5, WILD 3
In Chicago, the Blackhawks set a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory and extended their points streak to 29 games.
Bryan Bickell scored twice in the first period and Patrick Kane added a goal in the third as Chicago (20-0-3) remained the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss. It also snapped a tie with the 1977-78 Canadiens for the second-longest points streak in league history.
HURRICANES 4, SABRES 3
In Raleigh, N.C., Alexander Semin had a goal and two assists, linemate Eric Staal added three assists for Carolina.
Jiri Tlusty, Joe Corvo and Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Hurricanes, who were playing for the first time since goalie Cam Ward went on IR with a torn MCL.
LIGHTNING 5, DEVILS 2
In Newark, N.J., Nate Thompson scored twice and Martin St. Louis and rookie Alexander Killorn had a goal and an assist as Tampa Bay snapped a five-game losing streak.
CAPITALS 4, BRUINS 3 (OT)
In Washington, Eric Fehr scored 37 seconds into the extra period, and
the Capitals rallied from a three-goal,
first-period deficit to beat Boston.
RED WINGS 2, AVALANCHE 1
In Detroit, Niklas Kronwall scored in the second period thanks to a fluky bounce, and the Red Wings held on to beat Colorado.
RANGERS 4, FLYERS 2
In New York, Rick Nash snapped a third-period tie and then added an insurance goal as the Rangers won their third in a row.
BLUE JACKETS 4, OILERS 3 (SO)
In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky made two spectacular short-handed saves in overtime and stopped both shots he faced in the shootout to lift the Blue Jackets.
PANTHERS 4, JETS 1
In Sunrise, Fla., Tomas Kopecky, Shawn Matthias and Mike Santorelli scored for Florida and Jonathan Huberdeau converted a penalty shot in the Panthers’ victory over Winnipeg.