PHILADELPHIA – Jason Blake scored three times and Brad Lukowich had the go-ahead goal 4:43 into the third period, leading the New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Garth Snow stopped 34 shots for the Islanders, who snapped a two-game skid.

R.J. Umberger scored both goals for Philadelphia. The Flyers have lost five of seven, including two overtime losses, after winning six in a row. Lukowich put in his own rebound after a centering pass from Mark Parrish during a delayed penalty to give New York a 3-2 lead.

It was Lukowich’s first goal this season.

Blake added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his 11th goal this season.

Leafs 4, Canadiens 3

TORONTO – Mats Sundin scored a power-play goal at 1:29 of overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

Montreal’s Craig Rivet was called for tripping Nik Antropov at the end of regulation, giving Toronto the man advantage in overtime.

Thrashers 7, Panthers 4

ATLANTA – Marc Savard scored two goals, including one of Atlanta’s three goals in the third period, and added two assists to help the Thrashers end a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Florida Panthers.

Florida lost a night after the Panthers had snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Atlanta’s Vyacheslav Kozlov broke a 4-4 tie early in the final period, scoring his sixth goal on a pass from Ilya Kovalchuk.

Rangers 3, Capitals 2

NEW YORK – Marek Malik ended the NHL’s longest shootout in the 15th round Saturday night, fooling goalie Olie Kolzig with a trick shot to give the New York a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals.

With only two available skaters left on the Rangers’ bench, the lanky defenseman took a shot with his stick between his skates and beat Kolzig to give the Rangers their longest winning streak in nearly four years.

New York has won five straight, its best stretch since a five-game run from March 30-April 8, 2002.

The Rangers, who also got shootout goals from Michael Nylander, Ville Nieminen and Jason Strudwick, improved to 4-1 in the new tiebreaker.

Washington fell to 3-2 in shootouts despite goals from Andrew Cassels, Brian Willsie and Bryan Muir.

Strudwick kept the shooutout going, matching Muir’s 14th-round score.

Chris Clark and Willsie scored second-period goals to rally Washington from a 2-0 deficit after Jason Ward and Jed Ortmeyer scored for the Rangers.

It was the sixth straight meeting between the clubs decided by one goal.

Blue Jackets 4, Blues 3

ST. LOUIS – Aaron Johnson’s first goal of the season snapped a third-period tie and the Columbus Blue Jackets ended a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Stars 3, Predators 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Stu Barnes had a goal and an assist and Marty Turco made 23 saves to help the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 3-1.


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