Thomas Greiss, Islanders shut out Blue Jackets

Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the visiting New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Thursday night.

Casey Cizikas scored twice on breakaways and Josh Bailey also had a goal for the Islanders, who cruised to their fifth win in their past seven games.

Greiss was outstanding in getting his 12th career shutout and the Islanders’ defenders showed why they are tops in the NHL in keeping opponents’ pucks out of their net. New York snapped the Blue Jackets’ four-game win streak.

Lightning 6, Stars 0: Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist and Nikita Kucherov added a goal and three assists as Tampa Bay beat visiting Dallas.

Blackhawks 5, Devils 2: Patrick Kane scored his 34th goal and added two assists to lead Chicago over visiting New Jersey for its eighth victory in nine games.

Blues 4, Coyotes 0: Jordan Binnington matched a franchise rookie record with his seventh straight victory, Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and visiting St. Louis stretched its longest winning streak in 18 years to eight games.

Panthers 3, Flames 2: Vincent Trocheck scored in the third round of the shootout to lift Florida over visiting Calgary.

Avalanche 4, Jets 1: Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal of the season as Colorado won in Winnipeg to snap its season-high eight-game losing streak.

Predators 3, Canadiens 1: Pekka Rinne made 34 saves and Viktor Arvidsson scored to help Nashville beat visiting Montreal.

Red Wings 3, Senators 2: Andreas Athanasiou scored two goals, one on a penalty shot, and Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in his 500th game to lead Detroit over visiting Ottawa.

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