Penguins hold off Islanders
James Neal staked Pittsburgh to an early lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury and the rest of the Penguins then held on to beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Pittsburgh looked plenty comfortable when it took a 3-0 lead 1:44 into the third period on Brandon Sutter's goal, but the Islanders suddenly stormed back just as it seemed they would be shut out at home for the second straight game.
Michael Grabner began the comeback at 3:14, and Brad Boyes -- moved up to the top line for this game -- made it 3-2 just 35 seconds later when he flung a shot past Fleury, who was sprawled on the ice.
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma called timeout and settled down his club, which won its fourth straight dating to a home loss against the Islanders last Tuesday. Defenseman Simon Despres added a second-period goal for Pittsburgh.
Pascal Dupuis finally put away the Islanders with an empty-net goal with 39 seconds left.
Maple Leafs 3, Capitals 2: James Van Riemsdyk scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season, while Korbinian Holzer scored on just the fourth shot of his NHL career to lead Toronto over slumping Washington.
Ben Scrivens made 24 saves for the Maple Leafs, who broke a two-game losing streak and maintained their road-ice advantage in the early part of the season. Toronto is 4-1 on the road -- and only 1-4 at home.
Devils 3, Rangers 1: David Clarkson scored twice and set up New Jersey's other goal, and Pat Elias matched his career best with three assists to lead New Jersey.
The Devils got 24 saves from Martin Brodeur.
Kings 4, Blue Jackets 2: Mike Richards provided late insurance with his first goal of the season and Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots to pace Los Angeles.
Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Slava Voynov also scored while Justin Williams had three assists for the reigning Stanley Cup champions, who began the night 14th in the Western Conference with six points -- two more than last-place Calgary and one fewer than Columbus.
Flames 4, Red Wings 1: Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist to lead Calgary.
Jarome Iginla, Curtis Glencross and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary. Mike Cammalleri had two assists and Miikka Kiprusoff made 19 saves before being replaced by Leland Irving to start the third period because of a lower-body injury. Irving stopped six shots.
Senators 4, Sabres 3: Chris Neil scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the second period and Craig Anderson made 20 saves as Ottawa hung on for the win.
Predators 6, Blues 1: Martin Erat had a goal and two assists, Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots and Nashville broke out of a season-long scoring slump.