Ryan Strome had two goals and an assist to lead the New York Islanders to a 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. John Tavares, Andrew Ladd, Casey Cizikas and Jason Chimera also scored to help the Islanders improve to 9-0-2 in their last 11 at home. Jean-Francois Berube stopped 26 shots as New York pulled into a tie with Boston for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
After giving up a tying goal in the waning seconds of regulation, the Vancouver Canucks could have been discouraged. Chris Tanev's goal 34 seconds into overtime gave Vancouver a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Tanev converted a 2-on-1 with Daniel Sedin after Flames captain Mark Giordano scored on a long shot from the boards with 5.6 seconds left in the third period to tie it.
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux has no doubt about why his team is struggling lately. The Flyers are 2-4-1 in their last seven games and have been outscored 17-10 in those games. In today's tight-checking NHL, such a gap can be considered a canyon and Philadelphia will try to improve its offensive game Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena.