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NHL capsules: John Tavares scores in OT, lifting Islanders to 3rd straight win

New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates near teammate defenseman Thomas Hickey after scoring against Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the overtime period Monday night in Montreal. (Graham Hughes / Associated Press)
New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates near teammate defenseman Thomas Hickey after scoring against Canadiens goaltender Carey Price during the overtime period Monday night in Montreal. (Graham Hughes / Associated Press)
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MONTREAL – John Tavares scored his second goal of the game 1:51 into overtime, lifting the New York Islanders to a 5-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.

Mathew Barzal, coming off his second five-point game of the season, had a goal and two assists to keep up his scoring binge for New York. Anthony Beauvillier and Adam Pelech also scored to help the Islanders win their third straight after a season-high five-game losing streak, and Thomas Greiss finished with a career-high 52 saves.

Trailing 4-2, Drouin banged in a rebound of Jakub Jerabek’s shot with 44 seconds left in the second for his first goal in 14 games since Nov. 29. Pacioretty tied it on a power play as he tipped in Jeff Petry’s point shot with just under 7 minutes remaining in regulation.

Sharks 4, Kings 1

LOS ANGELES – Chris Tierney had a goal and an assist, and Martin Jones made 35 saves and San Jose beat Los Angeles for the third straight time.

Barclay Goodrow and Mikkel Boedker ended lengthy goal droughts for the Sharks, who built a three-goal lead during another strong game by Jones against his former Kings teammates.

Dylan DeMelo returned from a three-game injury absence with two assists for his second career multipoint game. Joonas Donskoi also had two assists, and Joe Thornton added an empty-net goal.

Trevor Lewis ended Jones’ shutout bid with 7:18 to play, but the Kings lost their fourth straight.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots in his first start since Dec. 16 for the Kings.

Avalanche 3, Ducks 1

DENVER – Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and Colorado won its seventh straight.

Matt Nieto and Colin Wilson also scored for the Avalanche, who are outscoring opponents 29-10 during their longest win streak since the 2005-06 season.

MacKinnon leads the league in scoring on home ice this season with 41 points (15 goals and 26 assists) in 24 games.

Chris Wagner had a goal in the second period for Anaheim. It was his first goal since Nov. 27.

Stars 3, Bruins 2, OT

BOSTON – Former Boston first-round draft pick Tyler Seguin scored on a delayed penalty in overtime, lifting Dallas past the Bruins.

Boston rallied from a 2-0 deficit to send the game into overtime and earn a point for the 13th consecutive game. But with about three minutes left in the 3-on-3 overtime, the referee signaled for a penalty.

The Stars pulled goalie Kari Lehtonen for an extra skater and spent the next minute holding the puck, knowing they could maintain a 4-on-3 advantage the rest of the way. With 2:01 showing on the clock, Seguin skated across the middle and beat Anton Khudobin with the game-winner.

Stephen Johns and Alexander Radulov also scored for Dallas, and Lehtonen stopped 30 shots.

Zdeno Chara and Ryan Spooner scored for Boston. Khudobin made 28 saves.

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