Panthers hand Islanders 12th straight loss

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Mike Santorelli scored two of Florida's four goals in a 7:54 span of the second period and the Panthers sent the New York Islanders to their 12th straight loss with a 4-1 victory on Saturday night.

The Islanders have gone 0-11-1 in their past 12 games, scoring only 11 goals in the last 10. Even a coaching change hasn't helped as New York has dropped two straight at home since AHL coach Jack Capuano was promoted on an interim basis to replace the fired Scott Gordon.

Matt Moulson scored the only goal for the Islanders (4-12-3), who have an NHL-worst 11 points.

Marty Reasoner and Stephen Weiss also scored for the Panthers. Tomas Vokoun made 39 saves.

For only the second time during their skid, the Islanders scored first.

Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 0

At Montreal, Carey Price made 30 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Jeff Halpern and Michael Cammalleri scored, leading Montreal over Toronto.

Price recorded his eighth NHL shutout and third in six games as Montreal bounced back from a 3-0 loss to Nashville on Thursday.

Predators 2, Hurricanes 1, SO

At Raleigh, N.C., Martin Erat and Cal O'Reilly scored in the shootout to push Nashville past Carolina.

After O'Reilly matched Carolina's Jeff Skinner in the first round, each team failed on its second opportunity. Patrick O'Sullivan then missed for the Hurricanes, setting up Erat's winner.

Lightning 2, Sabres 1

At Buffalo, N.Y., Mike Smith made 29 saves to lift Tampa Bay over Buffalo.

Smith, in his first start since Nov. 12, helped the Lightning (11-7-2) to their third straight victory, tying a season high. He turned aside all 12 shots he faced in the third period.

Teddy Purcell and Adam Hall scored for Tampa Bay, which defeated Philadelphia 8-7 on Thursday night in the highest scoring game in the NHL in almost three years.

Kings 4, Bruins 3, SO

At Boston, Michal Handzus scored in the sixth round of the shootout and Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick made 38 saves through overtime to beat Tim Thomas and Boston.

Quick (11-2), who along with Thomas won a silver medal with the U.S. team at this year's Vancouver Olympics, helped the Kings snap a season-high, three-game losing streak.

Flyers 5, Capitals 4, SO

At Washington, Danny Briere scored the only goal in the shootout, Brian Boucher stopped all three Washington attempts and Philadelphia beat the Capitals.

Boucher blocked Nicklas Backstrom's drive, gloved Alex Ovechkin's shot and slid as Alexander Semin's try glanced off the left post. Briere put the puck between Michal Neuvirth's pads.

Rangers 5, Wild 2

At St. Paul, Minn., Marian Gaborik marked his first game as an opposing player in Minnesota with an assist during a three-goal second period for the New York Rangers, and Martin Biron made 26 saves in a win over the Wild.

Over the last 12 minutes of that lopsided middle frame, Artem Anisimov, Michael Del Zotto and Alex Frolov scored for the Rangers and the Wild went without a shot.

Blues 3, Devils 2

At St. Louis, Brad Winchester scored the winning goal 5:15 in the third period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots to lift St. Louis past slumping New Jersey.

Alex Pietrangelo and Eric Brewer also scored and Matt D'Agostini had two assists for the Blues, who won their 12th in a row over an Eastern Conference opponent — including 7-0 this season.

Avalanche 4, Stars 3, SO

At Dallas, Kevin Porter scored in the fifth round of the shootout, and Colorado recovered after wasting a three-goal lead to beat Dallas.

Chris Stewart had a goal in the second round for Colorado, but Dallas' Mike Ribeiro countered in the third.

Milan Hejduk had two power-play goals, and David Jones scored at even strength for Colorado.

Blackhawks 7, Canucks 1

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Jonathan Toews, Troy Brouwer, Brent Seabrook and Patrick Sharp scored quick second-period goals to chase goalie Roberto Luongo and spark Chicago's romp over Vancouver.

Fernando Pisani scored twice early in the third, and Patrick Kane added a goal with 8:31 left, after posting two assists, as Chicago bounced back from a 7-2 loss at Calgary on Friday. Corey Crawford lost his shutout bid when Mikael Samuelsson netted a power-play goal with 6:33 left.

Blue Jackets 3, Sharks 0

At San Jose, Calif., Rick Nash scored three goals, Mathieu Garon recorded his third shutout in four games, and Columbus earned a rare win in San Jose.

Nash extended his goal-scoring streak to five games and his point streak to eight as the Blue Jackets earned their seventh road victory in eight games, the quickest they've reached that win total in the team's 10-season history. Garon made 35 saves.

The Blue Jackets (12-6), off to the best start in team history, also recorded their first regulation win at San Jose and their first win of any kind there since Jan. 8, 2004.

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