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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo scored in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Mikhail Grabovski tied it early in the third period for the Islanders, and Thomas Greiss, making his third start in four games, stopped 31 shots through overtime. He also denied both St. Louis shooters in the tiebreaker.

The Islanders improved to 10-2-1 against Western Conference teams this season and are 5-0-1 in their last six games. They also won by an identical score against the cross-town rival New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Kevin Shattenkirk scored late in the first period and Brian Elliott finished with 24 saves through overtime. Elliott was starting for the first time in 17 days after Jake Allen started the last seven games for St. Louis.

PANTHERS 2, BLUE JACKETS 1, SO

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Aleksander Barkov won it in the shootout and Florida extend its winning streak to five games.

The Panthers have also won five straight road games to tie the franchise mark set in 2007. Vincent Trocheck scored for Florida 1:16 into the second period and Al Montoya made 22 saves.

Michael Chaput scored midway through the second period and Sergei Bobrovksy had 31 saves for Columbus. The Blue Jackets have dropped three straight, all of which were tied 1-1 in the third period.

SABRES 5, COYOTES 2

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ??? Evander Kane scored twice in the third period and Chad Johnson made 18 saves to help Buffalo beat Arizona.

Sam Reinhart, Jamie McGinn and Marcus Foligno also scored for Buffalo. The Sabres have had at least four goals in four straight games for the first time in nine seasons, and have won three of their last four games.

Arizona has lost three in a row to begin a five-game trip. Max Domi scored both goals for the Coyotes, and Mike Smith made 23 saves.

Kane scored on a short-handed breakaway 2:40 into the third period for a 3-1 lead. It was the Sabres' first short-handed goal of the season. He later added an empty-net score and has four goals and two assists in his last three games.

FLYERS 4, DEVILS 3, OT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ??? Matt Read scored 3:24 into overtime and Philadelphia got its season-high fourth straight victory.

Jakub Voracek set up power-play goals by red-shot Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux, and Michal Neuvirth made 15 saves while helping the Flyers to their third regulation win over New Jersey since the start of the 2012-13 season.

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for Philadelphia.

Mike Cammalleri, Stefan Matteau and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Devils in a feisty game that featured a couple of scrums and one fight.

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