PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.
Sidney Crosby and New York’s Frans Nielsen scored in the second round and Islanders goaltender Chad Johnson stopped Brandon Sutter. Okposo deked to his forehand, slipping a shot that hit off Marc-Andre Fleury’s pad and into the net for the win.
Fleury, who was seeking his 300th career win, had 29 saves.
Matt Martin, Nikolay Kulemin and Ryan Strome scored in an impressive flurry in the first, helping the Islanders to the early lead. Strome also had two assists.
The Islanders have won seven of eight.
Patric Hornqvist forced overtime with his 10th goal of the year for the Penguins, who had won three in a row. Brandon Sutter, Blake Comeau and Nick Spaling also scored.
BRUINS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3, SO
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh shootout round in his second NHL game, leading Boston to the road win.
Khokhlachev was called up from the minors on Thursday for insurance up the middle. His forehand goal came after Niklas Svedberg stopped all seven Columbus shooters, including the final one, Matt Calvert.
The Bruins got three goals in the third period to overcome a 2-0 deficit, and then got the win after Columbus pulled even on Jack Johnson’s goal with 7:13 left in regulation.
Dennis Seidenberg scored on a 78-foot shot from the neutral zone, and Matt Fraser and Daniel Paille also scored for Boston.
Ryan Johansen had a goal and two assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky had 38 saves for the Blue Jackets.
DEVILS 2, OILERS 0
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — New Jersey’s Cory Schneider made 29 saves in his second shutout of the season.
Adam Henrique and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Devils, who won for the third time in their last nine games. Eric Gelinas had two assists, and Schneider recorded his 14th career shutout.
The Oilers have lost five in a row for the second time this season.
Viktor Fasth had 24 stops for Edmonton.