Bruins continue their mastery of Islanders

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UNIONDALE, N.Y.— Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Bruins continued their dominance of the Islanders with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night – Boston’s 16th win in its past 20 games against New York.

Boston's Brad Marchand (63) blocks New York's Andrew MacDonald (47) as a goal by Adam McQuaid goes in during the first period.  KATHY WILLENS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Boston's Brad Marchand (63) blocks New York's Andrew MacDonald (47) as a goal by Adam McQuaid goes in during the first period.

Adam McQuaid, David Krejci and Greg Campbell also scored for the Bruins, who won their fourth in a row to bolster their best start since the 1976-77 season.

Casey Cizikas scored for the Islanders.

CAPITALS 3, HURRICANES 0

In Washington, the Capitals shut down former teammate Alexander Semin, scored a goal with a one-of-a-kind combo and put together a second consecutive impressive performance, beating Carolina in their quest to make a quick last-to-first move in the Southeast Division.

Nicklas Backstrom scored in the first period and supplied the pass for John Erskine’s goal in the second. John Carlson scored in the third.

The victory moved the Capitals within four points of the Hurricanes, who led the NHL’s weakling division at the start of the day’s play.

JETS 4, RANGERS 3

In New York, Olli Jokinen scored twice and Evander Kane had a goal and assist in the second period for surging Winnipeg, which completed a dominant road trip with a victory over the injury-riddled and slumping Rangers.

After a scoreless first period, Jokinen broke the deadlock 5:55 into the second off an assist from Kane, who then gave Winnipeg a 2-0 lead 1:07 later with his eighth goal of the season.

Kane added his second of the game and ninth of the season in the third period.

PANTHERS 6, PENGUINS 4

In Sunrise, Fla., Tomas Kopecky recorded his first career hat trick and Tomas Fleischmann netted the go-ahead score for his 100th career goal, lifting Florida.

Brian Campbell and Marcel Goc also scored goals.

WILD 2, FLAMES 1 (OT)

In St. Paul, Minn., Zach Parise scored 27 seconds into overtime to lift Minnesota.

With the Wild sputtering on offense, Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota with 4:19 left in regulation to send it to overtime.

SABRES 2, LIGHTNING 1

In Tampa, Fla., Tyler Myers scored a go-ahead goal early in third period, helping Ron Rolston win for the first time as the Buffalo’s interim coach.

Myers made it 2-1 from the top of the left circle 52 second into the third after a Tampa Bay turnover. Rolston replaced long-time Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff on Feb. 20.

The Sabres also got a goal from Cody Hodgson.

Steven Stamkos extended his goal-scoring streak to six games with a goal in the third.

STARS 5, BLUE JACKETS 4 (OT)

In Columbus, Ohio, Loui Eriksson fought off two defenders to get his stick on a rebound and jammed it in 3:03 into the extra period to give Dallas a victory.

Cody Eakin had given the Stars a 4-3 lead with 6:24 left in regulation when his shot from the right wing handcuffed goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and trickled through his leg pads.


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