December 12, 2017 / 6:57 AM / 10 months ago

Highlights of Monday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Monday:

Dec 11, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders left wing Andrew Ladd (16) plays the puck in front of Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer (31) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders 3, Capitals 1

Andrew Ladd and John Tavares scored less than a minute apart early in the second period as the New York Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals at Barclays Center.

Brock Nelson scored in the first period for the Islanders, who vaulted past the idle New Jersey Devils into a tie for second place in the Metropolitan Division with the Capitals. Jaroslav Halak recorded 31 saves.

Dmitry Orlov scored in the third period for the Capitals, who had their season-high, four-game winning streak halted as they lost for the second time in the past nine games (7-2-0).

Braden Holtby made nine saves before being chased after Tavares’ goal. Philipp Grubauer stopped all 17 shots he faced.

Avalanche 2, Penguins 1

Defenseman Mark Barberio’s goal at 6:17 of the third period broke a scoreless tie, and Colorado downed Pittsburgh.

Blake Comeau added an empty-net goal with 1:29 left before Phil Kessel broke up what would have been a shutout by Avalanche goaltender Jonathan Bernier with 11.8 seconds left.

Bernier made 39 saves. Tristan Jarry stopped 26 shots for the Penguins and is on a 1-2-0 stretch plus a no-decision after getting pulled following one period Saturday.

Stars 2, Rangers 1 (SO)

Jason Spezza scored the decisive goal in the third round of a shootout as Dallas edged New York.

The Stars, who snapped their second three-game losing streak of the season, got a goal from Julius Honka.

The Rangers’ Rick Nash forced overtime by scoring his eighth goal of the season on a deflection with 3:41 remaining in regulation.

Panthers 2, Red Wings 1 (OT)

Mike Matheson scored 2:02 into overtime as Florida rallied past Detroit.

After Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard sprawled to make a save on Nick Bjugstad, Matheson pounded a rebound into the net for his first goal of the season.

Vincent Trocheck also scored for the Panthers, while Henrik Zetterberg had the Red Wings’ goal.

Jets 5, Canucks 1

Mathieu Perreault scored two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner, and assisted on an insurance goal to help Winnipeg beat Vancouver.

Nikolaj Ehlers, Josh Morrissey and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for the Jets.

The Canucks, who lost their third straight, got a goal from rookie Brock Boeser, his team-leading 16th of the season. Boeser matched Tony Granato’s 1988-89 mark for the most goals by a U.S.-born rookie through his first 30 games.

Ducks 3, Hurricanes 2

Logan Shaw had a goal and an assist, and John Gibson recorded 28 saves as Anaheim defeated Carolina.

The Ducks celebrated the return of Ryan Getzlaf to the lineup after the captain missed 19 games due to facial fractures. However, Anaheim’s Corey Perry left in the first period with an apparent knee injury.

Derek Grant and Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks. Justin Williams and Victor Rask had the goals for the Hurricanes, who went winless on their three-game California road trip, though they took both the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings to overtime.

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