PITTSBURGH — James Neal beat Carolina’s Cam Ward on the stick side in the shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 22nd goal of the season for the Penguins and scored leading off the shootout as Pittsburgh won its third in a row.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 saves and stopped Carolina’s Eric Staal’s backhand bid to extend the shootout as Pittsburgh has rebounded following a six-game losing streak.
ISLANDERS 3, CAPITALS 0
In Washington, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 17 shots to hand Washington its first shutout of the season, and New York got two goals from PA Parenteau in a win.
The last-place Islanders ended Washington’s seven-game, home winning streak and denied the Capitals’ bid to move past idle Florida into first place in the Southeast Division.
RANGERS 3, PREDATORS 0
In New York, Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, and New York stayed atop the NHL standings with a victory over Nashville that stopped the Predators’ winning streak at five.
The Rangers had lost two of three entering Tuesday’s game after a five-game winning streak.
LIGHTNING 5, BRUINS 3
In Tampa, Fla., Dominic Moore scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:45 remaining, and Tampa Bay beat Boston.
Moore stopped an 11-game goal drought. Steven Stamkos added his NHL-leading 31st goal into an empty net during the final minute.
FLYERS 5, WILD 1
In Philadelphia, Sean Couturier had a short-handed goal to lead a balanced attack, and Philadelphia topped Minnesota.
Kimmo Timonen, Scott Hartnell, Braydon Coburn and Jakub Voracek also had goals, and Jaromir Jagr had two assists for the Flyers, who got points from 11 players.
DEVILS 5, JETS 1
In Newark, N.J., Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals, giving him seven in six games as New Jersey routed Winnipeg.
Patrik Elias had a goal and two assists, and Petr Sykora and David Clarkson also scored to give the Devils their third consecutive win and fifth in six games. Martin Brodeur made 20 saves in recording his 14th win of the season.
SENATORS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2
In Toronto, Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza scored, Craig Anderson made 37 saves, and Ottawa edged Toronto.
Anderson is 7-1-1 with a .945 save percentage this month.
Matthew Lombardi and Joffrey Lupul scored for the Maple Leafs.
BLUE JACKETS 4, OILERS 2
In Columbus, Ohio, Derek MacKenzie scored 32 seconds into the third period to help Columbus rally from a two-goal deficit and beat Edmonton.