Voracek's OT goal helps Blue Jackets skate past slumping Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jakub Voracek scored a rebound goal 2:31 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night and send the New York Islanders to their 14th straight loss.

Antoine Vermette, Chris Clark and R.J. Umberger also scored for Columbus, which has won five straight. It is the Blue Jackets' best run since a five-game streak from Dec. 2-12, 2006.

The Islanders, 0-11-3 in their past 14 games, scored more than two goals for the first time in 12 contests and earned a point at home for the first time since Oct. 12. This is New York's longest stretch without a win since a 14-game skid in which the Islanders lost 11 times and tied three others between Feb. 13-March 15, 1990.

Penguins 1, Sabres 0

At Buffalo, N.Y., Marc-Andre Fleury made 30 saves and Pascal Dupuis scored in the first period to give Pittsburgh a victory over Buffalo.

Fleury recorded his 17th NHL shutout and first of the season. Five have been 1-0 victories.

Devils 2, Flames 1, SO

At Newark, N.J., Johan Hedberg stopped all three shots in a shootout, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored the only goal as New Jersey beat Calgary for its first winning streak of the season.

David Clarkson netted the Devils' only goal in regulation as New Jersey spoiled the return of former coach Brent Sutter, who now is in charge of the Flames.

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 2

At Raleigh, N.C., Brooks Laich scored a power-play goal on a deflection with 7:58 left and Washington snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Carolina.

Thrashers 5, Red Wings 1

At Atlanta, Andrew Ladd scored a short-handed goal and defenseman Dustin Byfuglien added a power-play tally to help Atlanta win its third straight game.

Anthony Stewart, Chris Thorburn and Bryan Little also scored for Atlanta, and Ondrej Pavelec won his third consecutive start, stopping 32 of 33 shots.

Canadiens 4, Kings 1

At Montreal, Andrei Kostitsyn had a goal and an assist, and Carey Price made 24 saves to lead Montreal over Los Angeles.

Price, the starter in all but one of Montreal's 22 games, has 13 wins to match his total from last season.

Stars 2, Senators 1

At Ottawa, Brenden Morrow scored the go-ahead goal at 1:13 of the third period, Andrew Raycroft made 18 saves, and Dallas topped Ottawa.

Lightning 5, Rangers 3

At Tampa, Fla., Steven Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 21st goal and had two assists, and Tampa Bay stretched its winning streak to five by beating the New York Rangers.

Stamkos also has 17 assists for a league-leading 38 points in 22 games. The center has had a point in all but three games.

Bruins 3, Panthers 1

At Sunrise, Fla., Mark Recchi scored two third-period goals to become the 13th NHL player to reach 1,500 career points and helped Boston rally past Florida.

Flyers 6, Wild 1

At St. Paul, Minn., Danny Briere, Ville Leino and Andreas Nodl each had a goal and an assist, and Philadelphia routed Minnesota.

Blues 2, Predators 1, SO

At Nashville, Tenn., Andy McDonald scored 9 seconds into the game and in the fifth round of the shootout to send St. Louis over Nashville.

After losing five straight, the Blues have won three in a row. The Predators have dropped two in a row.

Canucks 4, Avalanche 2

At Vancouver, British Columbia, Ryan Kesler's disputed goal 3:52 into the third period stood up as the game winner as Vancouver topped Colorado.

Sharks 5, Blackhawks 2

At San Jose, Calif., Antti Niemi made 30 saves in his first game against Chicago since leading the team to the Stanley Cup championship last season and helped San Jose snap a three-game losing streak.

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