John Tavares scored two power-play goals in the third period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 win over Washington on Saturday, ending the Capitals’ three-game win streak.
Tavares scored his 15th goal at 12 minutes, 13 seconds and his team-leading 16th — the 100th of his career — 30 seconds later, and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for the Islanders. Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Islanders, who won for the third time in four games and improved to 11-11-3.
Tavares’ first goal came as Washington’s Mike Ribeiro was serving a four-minute penalty for high sticking and unsportsmanlike conduct. His second came with Jeff Schultz in the box — also for a double-minor — as Tavares beat Washington’s Philipp Grubauer, who faced 45 shots in his first NHL start.
Mathieu Perreault and Nicklas Backstrom scored for the Capitals, who came in with eight wins in 11 games since starting the season 2-8-1 under first-year coach Adam Oates.
BLUE JACKETS 3, RED WINGS 0
In Columbus, Ohio, Sergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves in his first career shutout, and Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno took advantage of Detroit giveaways to score goals in leading the suddenly hot Columbus Blue Jackets to a victory over the Red Wings.
Jack Johnson also picked up a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets, who have won four in a row and earned points in their last six. For a change, they did not work overtime. They had gone to extra time in their previous five games.
Bobrovsky, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia last summer, picked up his first career shutout in his 99th NHL game and 16th with Columbus.
BRUINS 3, FLYERS 0
In Boston, Tyler Seguin scored his third goal in two games and the Boston Bruins added two more in a span of just over 2 minutes in a win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Tuukka Rask made 23 saves in his second shutout of the season as the Bruins won the first of three meetings with Philadelphia. Goals scored by Seguin, Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille in the first period were all Boston needed against the slumping Flyers.
In other NHL action, it was:
‧ Blues 4, Sharks 3, OT
‧ Penguins 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO
‧ Hurricanes 6, Devils 3
‧ Canadiens 4, Lightning 3
‧ Coyotes 2, Stars 1
‧ Wild 2, Predators 1, SO
‧ Kings 6, Flames 2