Ryan Spooner scored his first NHL goal with 2:14 left in overtime and the Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night after blowing a two-goal third-period lead.
Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored for Boston, which won for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). Niklas Svedberg had 29 saves starting for the ailing Tuukka Rask, who had played in the last 18 games for Boston.
Travis Zajac and Jordin Tootoo tallied for New Jersey. Cory Schneider made 31 saves as the Devils lost their second straight and fell nine points behind Boston in the race for the last wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins, who swept the three-game season series, are four points ahead of idle Florida for the final wild-card position.
Islanders 2, Flames 1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jaroslav Halak set the Islanders' team record with his 33rd win of the season, and Ryan Strome scored a power-play goal in the first-period.
Halak stopped 26 shots, but lost his shutout bid with 20.9 seconds left on Josh Jooris' goal that cut Calgary's deficit in half. The Islanders made it 2-0 with 41.3 seconds remaining on Cal Clutterbuck's empty-net goal.
New York moved two points ahead of the rival Rangers for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Karri Ramo stopped 37 shots for the Flames, who without injured leading scorer Mark Giordano missed a chance to move into a wild-card position in the Western Conference playoff race.
Calgary dropped to 1-2 on its seven-game road trip.
Hurricanes 3, Capitals 0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Anton Khudobin stopped 28 shots to earn his first shutout of the season.
Brett Bellemore and Jeff Skinner scored, and Nathan Gerbe added an empty-netter with 10.4 seconds left as the Hurricanes won for the fourth time in six games.
Carolina, last in the Metropolitan Division, moved three points behind seventh-place Columbus in the division.
Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots for the Capitals, who have lost three straight since winning four in a row.
Khudobin had 10 saves in the third period to complete his fourth career shutout. It was just the second of the season for the Hurricanes and their first since Nov. 1, when Cam Ward blanked Arizona 3-0.