Highly touted Islanders rookie centre Ryan Strome scored the first goal of his NHL career.
With the Islanders on the power play early in the second period trailing 2-0, Strome got his squad on the board by putting a wrist shot past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen — one of four Islanders goals in the period. That goal opened the floodgates for the Islanders, who went on to score six goals over a 24:38 span. Peter Regin, Brock Nelson, and Brian Strait also scored for New York.
Dallas built its lead on first-period goals by Jamie Benn and Erik Cole. But Lehtonen couldn't make the margin stick. In total, he gave up seven goals on 43 shots. Valeri Nichushkin added a second-period power-play goal for the Stars.
BLUE JACKETS 4, RANGERS 3, SO
NEW YORK — Sergei Bobrovsky made 40 saves through overtime and two more in the shootout in his first action in over a month, and Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and assist against his former team in Columbus' victory over New York.
Nash had tied it with his second power-play goal of the night, and ninth tally this season, at 6:55 of the third period as David Savard served a penalty for delay of game.
Brian Boyle cut the deficit to 3-2 at 4:53 of the third, and Lundqvist made 36 saves through overtime for New York, which had won three of four on the road before returning home.
CANADIENS 2, PANTHERS 1
David Desharnais also had a goal for Montreal.
The win was Montreal's first against Florida this season. The Panthers beat the Habs twice last month.
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