Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored in a shootout and the Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators, 5-4, on Tuesday night, giving Coach Barry Trotz his 800th career win.
Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, Devon Toews and Ross Johnston scored in regulation to help the Islanders recover after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, snapping a two-game skid. Robin Lehner stopped 21 shots before leaving with an injury late in the third period. Thomas Greiss came on, stopped both shots he faced through overtime and denied Thomas Chabot and Bobby Ryan in the shootout.
The Islanders pulled into a tie with Washington atop the Metropolitan Division with identical 38-21-7 records and 34 regulation/overtime wins.
Trotz became the fourth coach in N.H.L. history to reach the 800-win mark, joining Scotty Bowman (1,244), Joel Quenneville (890) and Ken Hitchcock (842).
STARS 1, RANGERS 0 Ben Bishop made 29 saves in his 28th career shutout, John Klingberg scored a second-period goal and the Dallas Stars beat the Rangers, 1-0, on Tuesday.
Dallas won its third straight to move one point ahead of Minnesota for the first wild card from the Western Conference.
Three of Bishop’s four shutouts this season have been by a 1-0 score. His other shutout was in a 2-0 game.
Klingberg provided the offense 1 minute 16 seconds into the second period. He took a cross-ice pass from Miro Heiskanen at the blue line, skated to the top of the right circle and sent a wrist shot into the net off the left goal post.
BLUE JACKETS 2, DEVILS 1 (SHOOTOUT) Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin scored in a shootout and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped both of the Devils’ attempts, helping lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win on Tuesday.
Atkinson also scored the Columbus goal in regulation. Bobrovsky had 29 saves as the Blue Jackets beat the Devils for the seventh straight time, including all four this season.
Travis Zajac scored for New Jersey in regulation and Cory Schneider had 17 saves as the Devils lost their fourth game in a row.
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