UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the game with 10.7 seconds left in overtime and the surging Washington Capitals beat New York 5-4 on Tuesday night, sending the Islanders to their seventh straight loss.
The Islanders managed to salvage a point thanks to third-period goals by Andy Sutton and Jon Sim that wiped out a 4-2 deficit. Sim tied it with 2:13 left in regulation with his first goal since being placed on waivers last week.
Ovechkin ended it with a snapper past Joey MacDonald, Washington's 40th shot of the game and his 19th goal this season. He gave the Capitals a 4-2 lead with 3:25 left in the second period.
The Capitals have won four straight and eight of 11 to open a 10-point lead in the Southeast Division.
Boyd Gordon and Brooks Laich scored in the first period, and defenseman Milan Jurcina added a goal in the second. Brent Johnson made 35 saves to win his fifth consecutive start.
Doug Weight and Richard Park scored power-play goals - while Capitals defenseman Sean Collins sat in the penalty box - that brought the Islanders within one each time.
The Islanders, who matched their longest losing streak of last season, have dropped nine of 10 (1-8-1).
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mike Richards and Simon Gagne each had a goal and two assists, and Philadelphia won its fifth straight game by beating Colorado.
Mike Knuble added a goal and an assist, and Jeff Carter and Joffrey Lupul also scored for the Flyers, unbeaten in regulation in their last 10 home games (8-0-2).
Carter is second in the NHL with 22 goals, two behind Buffalo's Thomas Vanek.
Paul Stastny and David Jones scored for the Avalanche, who had won three of four - including a 2-1 victory Monday at Detroit.
The Avalanche had beaten the Flyers five straight times. Philadelphia's previous win over Colorado was 2-1 in overtime in 2002.
Philadelphia's Antero Niittymaki, who started in place of flu-ridden Martin Biron, stopped 29 shots for his sixth win in his last seven games.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Eric Staal scored two power-play goals and Carolina took advantage of the penalty-prone Montreal Canadiens.
Joe Corvo added another power-play goal and Sergei Samsonov had two assists for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game skid. Cam Ward made 22 saves, including one on a point-blank chance by Montreal's Alex Kovalev with 10 seconds remaining.
Kovalev scored a short-handed goal for the Canadiens and Guillaume Latendresse connected on a penalty shot. Montreal has lost three in a row.
The Canadiens were called for 11 of the game's first 12 penalties.
TORONTO (AP) - Vesa Toskala stopped Travis Zajac on a breakaway in the final seconds of overtime and Jason Blake had the winning goal in a shootout to lead Toronto over New Jersey.
Nik Antropov and Jeremy Williams scored in regulation for the Maple Leafs, who have won three straight for the first time this season. Toskala finished with 25 stops.
Toronto has consistently struggled in the shootout since it was introduced in 2005 but Blake's spinaround deke past Scott Clemmensen led to a rare win in the tiebreaker.
Williams also converted in the shootout. Patrik Elias had the Devils' only successful attempt.
Mike Rupp and Zach Parise scored regulation goals for New Jersey.
OTTAWA (AP) - Colby Armstrong scored a pair of goals 31 seconds apart in the third period and Atlanta ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Ottawa.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 28 shots, losing a bid for his first career shutout on Chris Kelly's goal with 1:18 remaining. The 21-year-old Pavelec was pulled in the first period of Friday's 7-3 loss to Boston after allowing three goals on four shots.
Slava Kozlov scored his 14th goal midway through the first, and Armstrong increased the lead to 3-0 when he beat Martin Gerber twice early in the third.
Todd White scored into an empty net for the Thrashers, who ended a 0-2-1 skid and won for just the third time in 14 games (3-9-2).
The Senators have been held to four goals in their last four games.