OTTAWA (AP) — The Ottawa Senators overcame the loss of their goaltender to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 after a shootout on Thursday, staying within two points of the NHL Eastern Conference lead.
Ottawa lost Craig Anderson to a sprained ankle early in the third period when Rangers forward Chris Kreider slid into him, but replacement Ben Bishop earned the victory when Kaspars Daugavins scored in the seventh round of the shootout.
Elsewhere, Boston continued its strong road form with a win at Tampa Bay, the New York Islanders won in overtime to end Montreal's six-game winning streak, Vancouver scored twice in the third period to overcome Dallas, and New Jersey notched a comeback win over Washington.
Ottawa's Daugavins appeared to mishit his winning shootout attempt that beat Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist between the legs. Kreider was then stopped by Bishop to end the game.
Jakob Silfverberg scored in the shootout and regulation for Ottawa, and Mika Zibanejad in regulation.
Ryan Callahan and Ryan McDonagh scored 51 seconds apart in the third period for the Rangers.
Boston's Nathan Horton scored twice as the Bruins won 4-2 at the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which improved to 6-1-1 on the road.
Tampa Bay got goals from Steven Stamkos and Cory Conacher.
New York Islanders' rookie defenseman Thomas Hickey scored in overtime for his first NHL goal, securing the 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Matt Moulson scored twice and Frans Nielsen added a goal in the third period for the Islanders, who trailed 2-0 and 3-1.
Max Pacioretty had two goals, and Travis Moen added one for the Canadiens . After going his first 10 games without a goal, Pacioretty has four in three games.
Vancouver's Jason Garrison and Henrik Sedin scored third-period goals to help lead the Canucks over the Dallas Stars 4-3.
Alex Burrows and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canucks, who ended a three-game losing streak, including a 4-3 defeat to the Stars in Vancouver last week.
Jamie Benn, Michael Ryder and Brenden Morrow scored for Dallas.
New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk scored the tiebreaking goal on a 5-on-3 power play with about 8½ minutes left to complete the Devils' 3-2 comeback victory over the Washington Capitals.
Washington led 2-1 entering the third period on power-play goals by Mathieu Perrault and Mike Ribeiro.
Andrei Loktionov made it 2-2 midway through the last period, and Kovalchuk put New Jersey ahead for the first time. Patrick Elias had scored a short-handed goal in the second period.
The East-worst Capitals dropped to 0-7-1 against the conference's top six teams.
Toronto's James van Riemsdyk scored twice to lead the Maple Leafs past the Buffalo Sabres 3-1, spoiling the NHL head coaching debut of Ron Rolston.
Minnesota's Matt Cullen had two goals and an assist to lift the Wild over the Edmonton Oilers 3-1.
Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game with 4:54 remaining to lift the Jets over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3.
Florida's Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller each had two goals to help the Panthers snap a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Columbus' Vinny Prospal scored with 24.7 seconds left, capping a comeback that lifted the Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.