OTTAWA, Ontario // Ottawa came from two goals down to force overtime and beat the New York Islanders 3-2 in the NHL on Saturday, with Erik Karlsson scoring the winner.
The Islanders missed a chance to gain ground on Metropolitan Division leader Washington, who lost in overtime at Winnipeg to end a six-game winning streak.
Ottawa remained a point behind Detroit in the fight for second in the Atlantic Division, with the Red Wings staying ahead courtesy of a gritty come-from-behind overtime win against Nashville, while Los Angeles boosted its lead in the Pacific Division by defeating Pittsburgh.
Ottawa’s Karlsson finished off a cross-ice pass from Bobby Ryan at 3:34 of the extra period to secure the win.
Mike Hoffman had forced overtime with 37 seconds left in regulation and Mark Stone also scored for the Senators.
Matt Martin and Josh Bailey gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead before Ottawa stormed back, but New York did extend its run of games with points to seven.
Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele scored with 20 seconds left in overtime to secure a 2-1 win against Washington.
Scheifele got his goal after Jacob Trouba cycled down low with the puck. Trouba passed to Scheifele in the left faceoff circle, and Scheifele fired by Braden Holtby’s glove side.
Captain Andrew Ladd scored on the power play for Winnipeg while Nicklas Backstrom also scored with the man advantage for Washington.
Detroit overcame a pair of two-goal deficits and won 5-4 in overtime against Nashville, with Gustav Nyquist scoring 1:41 into the extra period.
Shea Weber had a hat trick and put Nashville up 4-2 with his third score 8:03 into the third period.
Dylan Larkin scored for Detroit about a minute later, and then Justin Abdelkader tied it with a power-play goal with 2:23 left.
Brad Richards and Tomas Tatar scored the Red Wings’ earlier goals.
Los Angeles scored four goals in the second period to set up a 5-3 win against Pittsburgh.
Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists in that period, Milan Lucic scored twice in the Kings’ fifth straight home win and Drew Doughty and Christian Ehrhoff also scored for the Kings, who scored five for the first time this season.
Chris Kunitz had a goal and two assists for Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby had a third-period goal and an assist, and Olli Maatta scored in his return from a six-game injury absence.
Carolina’s Jeff Skinner netted his second goal of the game late in the third period to lift the Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over Montreal.
Joakim Nordstrom also scored for Carolina.
Daniel Carr and Sven Andrighetto had goals for the Canadiens, currently the runaway leaders in the Eastern Conference.
Boston goaltender Tukka Rask stopped 17 shots for his third shutout of the season and the 29th of his career to lead the Bruins past Vancouver 4-0.
Toronto’s Nazem Kadri scored twice and Roman Polak had two assists against his former team to lead the Maple Leafs to a 4-1 victory over St. Louis.
Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov scored twice as the Lightning beat San Jose 4-3.
Minnesota goalie Darcy Kuemper stopped all nine shots he faced in relief of injured Devan Dubnyk, helping the Wild beat Colorado. 3-0.
Columbus’ Nick Foligno scored twice and Scott Hartnell had a goal and two assists in the Blue Jackets’ 4-1 win against Philadelphia.
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