Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck each had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss stopped 38 shots, and the Islanders beat the league-leading Lightning 5-1 on Sunday in New York.
New York scored three goals in the opening five minutes as it won for the 11th time in its past 14 games.
“It just shows what type of team we are when we play the right way, and how successful we can be,” Cizikas said.
Ryan McDonagh had a goal for Tampa Bay, which was 18-1-1 in its previous 20. The Lightning — the NHL leaders in wins (35), points (72) and road wins (16) — lost in regulation for just the ninth time this season, but for the second in their past five games.
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman left the game in the second period after being accidentally hit in the face by an official. Hedman did not return.
Flames 7, Coyotes 1: Mark Giordano had two goals and an assist and Matthew Tkachuk also scored twice as Pacific Division-leading Calgary won its fifth in a row by snapping visiting Arizona’s three-game winning streak.
Hurricanes 6, Predators 3: Sebastian Aho had three goals and an assist to help host Carolina win for the seventh time in eight games. Filip Forsberg scored two goals for Nashville, which entered with a seven-game points streak.
Blue Jackets 7, Rangers 5: Nick Foligno scored twice and host Columbus held off New York for its fourth win in five games. Mats Zuccarello had two goals for the Rangers, who have lost six of their past seven games.
Jets 4, Ducks 3: Bryan Little scored at 4:49 of overtime as host Winnipeg extended Anaheim’s losing streak to a franchise-record 11 games. Ducks general manager Bob Murray issued a statement after the game, saying he isn’t considering firing head coach Randy Carlyle.
Canucks 5, Panthers 1: Loui Eriksson had a goal and two assists to help host Vancouver deal Florida its sixth consecutive loss.
Briefly: Washington goalie Braden Holtby practiced with the team Sunday, the Washington Post reported. Holtby left Saturday’s game after the end of Columbus forward Cam Atkinson’s stick went through a hole in Holtby’s mask, injuring his left eye. … Tampa Bay defenseman Mikhail Sergachev was fined $2,403.67 by the NHL, the maximum allowed, for cross-checking Buffalo’s Johan Larsson on Saturday.
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