John Tavares leads Islanders past Capitals

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New York's John Tavares beats Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer for his first goal of the third period. He added another in the Islanders' 5-2 victory.  PAUL J. BERESWILL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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New York's John Tavares beats Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer for his first goal of the third period. He added another in the Islanders' 5-2 victory.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Tavares scored two power-play goals in the third period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 win over Washington on Saturday, ending the Capitals’ three-game winning streak.

Tavares scored his 15th goal at 12:13 and his team-leading 16th – the 100th of his career – 30 seconds later, and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for the Islanders.

Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Islanders.

BLUE JACKETS 3, RED WINGS 0

In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves in his first career shutout, and Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno took advantage of Detroit giveaways to score goals in leading the suddenly hot Blue Jackets over the Red Wings.

Jack Johnson also picked up a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets.

PENGUINS 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4 (SO)

In Toronto, Sidney Crosby and James Neal scored shootout goals, and Pittsburgh beat the Maple Leafs for their NHL-leading 11th road win.

Neal opened the shootout with a goal against James Reimer before Crosby sealed the win on Pittsburgh’s second attempt after Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Toronto’s Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri.

Neal, Crosby, Beau Bennett and Pascal Dupuis scored in regulation for Pittsburgh.

BRUINS 3, FLYERS 0

In Boston, Tyler Seguin scored his third goal in two games and the Bruins added two more in a span of just over 2 minutes in a win over Philadelphia.

Goals scored by Seguin, Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille in the first period were all Boston needed.

BLUES 4, SHARKS 3, OT

In San Jose, Calif., Vladimir Sobotka recorded his first career hat trick and Patrik Berglund scored 72 seconds into overtime to lift St. Louis.

CANADIENS 4, LIGHTNING 3

In Tampa, Fla., Brendan Gallagher broke a tie with Montreal’s third goal of the third period, and the Canadiens rallied to beat the Lightning.

HURRICANES 6, DEVILS 3

In Raleigh, N.C., Jiri Tlusty had two goals, and Carolina downed slumping New Jersey.


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