ISLANDERS SCORE THREE TYING GOALS IN OVERTIME VICTORY
The New York Islanders came back from three separate deficits before Brock Nelson (2-1-3) scored the first overtime goal of his career, giving New York a 7-1-2 record in its last 10 games.
* At 23-18-10 (56 points), the Islanders sit three points back of the Flyers (26-21-7, 59 points) for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from in the Eastern Conference. New York holds three games in hand. The teams play in Philadelphia on Thursday.
* The Toronto Maple Leafs took a 5-4 lead with 2:01 remaining in regulation, but Andrew Ladd tied the game 32 seconds later. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that New York, which also tied the game at 2-2 and 4-4, overcame three separate deficits to win for the first time since Oct. 17, 2015 vs. the San Jose Sharks (6-3 W).
* Thomas Greiss (27 saves) improved to 6-1-1 with a 2.23 GAA, .923 SV% and two shutouts in his past eight decisions. He has 11 of his 16 wins this season at Barclays Center (2.42 GAA, .918 SV%, 1 SO).
Video: Nelson nets OT winner to rally Isles past Leafs, 6-5
Home Team in Caps
NEW JERSEY 2, Buffalo 1
NY ISLANDERS 6, Toronto 5 (OT)
St. Louis 2, PHILADELPHIA 0
PLAYOFF RACES CONTINUE TO HEAT UP
The St. Louis Blues (26-22-5, 57 points) and New Jersey Devils (23-21-10, 56 points) earned victories as they compete for wild card spots in the Western and Eastern Conference, respectively:
* Carter Hutton stopped all 26 shots he faced as the Blues reclaimed the second wild card position in the West. Hutton posted his third shutout of the season (23 GP), all in his last six starts; he had four in 76 games from 2012-16.
* Adam Henrique scored a goal on his 27th birthday to extend his point streak to five games (4-3-7) and 19-year-old Pavel Zacha (1-1-2) scored the first game-winning goal of his career as the Devils moved within three points of the Flyers for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Video: Hutton, Agostino lead Blues past Flyers, 2-0
DID YOU KNOW?
The Maple Leafs' five goals on Monday were scored by five different rookies: Zach Hyman, Mitchell Marner, Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Nikita Soshnikov. Elias notes that it's the first time in franchise history five different rookies scored in the same game; it's also the first time any NHL team has accomplished the feat since March 31, 1984, when Tim Hunter, Rich Kromm, Al MacInnis, Dan Quinn and Carey Wilson all scored for the Calgary Flames in a 10-3 victory against the Minnesota North Stars.
Kenny Agostino , a native of Morristown, New Jersey, scored in his debut with the Blues. It was his first NHL goal since April 4, 2014, with Calgary and came with his father and brother in attendance at Wells Fargo Center. … Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald skated with Shane Doan and other Arizona Coyotes players after practice on Monday. … Colorado Avalanche players held a skills clinic for a local Pee Wee team and hosted a sledge hockey game as part of Hockey Is For Everyone month. … Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho , Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Peter Budaj were named the NHL's Three Stars of the Week. … ICYMI: The NHL unveiled original portraits of Brett Hull and Bobby Hull, two of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian.
Video: STL@PHI: Agostino nets break for first goal as a Blue
SNEAK PEEK AT TUESDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
San Jose @ Buffalo, 7 p.m., MGG-B, CSN-CA
Anaheim @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., SNO, MSG, PRIME
Calgary @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., TVA Sports, ROOT, SNW
Carolina @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, FS-CR
Dallas @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TSN4, FS-SW+
St. Louis @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., RDS2, TSN5, FS-MW
Columbus @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., FS-D, FS-O
Los Angeles @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Vancouver @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, SNP
Minnesota @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TSN3, FS-N, FS-WI
Montreal @ Colorado, 9 p.m., ALT, SNE, RDS
CROSBY NEARS 1,000 POINT MILESTONE
Sidney Crosby (368-629-997 in 752 GP) looks to become the 86th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points, and the third to do so with the Penguins, when Pittsburgh (33-13-5, 71 points) hosts Calgary (27-25-3, 57 points). Crosby (30-29-59) leads the League in goals and is second in points, one behind Connor McDavid (18-42-60). The Penguins have won three straight games and are tied with the Blue Jackets (33-13-5, 71 points) for second in the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference.