Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games

Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:46pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games:

Penguins 4, Lightning 2

Rookies Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin scored their first career goals as the Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh Penguins registered a 10th consecutive victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie also scored for the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins (20-6-4) as Crosby sat out his third game because of mumps. The star is one of 14 NHL players to have contracted the illness in recent weeks.

Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in winning his seventh straight start against the Lightning (19-10-3), who are tied for the Atlantic Division lead with the Detroit Red Wings.

Islanders 3, Devils 2 (SO)

Josh Bailey's goal in the fifth round of the shootout capped a two-goal comeback by the New York Islanders, who edged the New Jersey Devils. The win was the second in a row for the Islanders (21-10-0), who are the only NHL team yet to lose in overtime.   Continued...

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (36) reacts with right wing Craig Adams (27) after Rust scored his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports