NEW YORK (AP) — William Eklund scored in the closing seconds of overtime, Tomas Hertl had a hat trick and the San Jose Sharks erased a three-goal, third-period deficit to defeat the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Julien Gauthier, Brock Nelson, Mike Reilly and Ryan Pulock scored for the Islanders who began a six-game NHL homestand with a loss. Simon Holmstrom and Bo Horvat each added two assists and Ilya Sorokin finished with 27 saves.
Mikael Granlund set up Eklund for a one-time shot with five seconds to play in the three-on-three overtime period.
Hertl recorded the equalizer and completed his sixth career hat trick at 18:30. He buried a rebound 1:49 before that to pull the Sharks to within a goal.
Elsewhere in the NHL on Tuesday:
SENATORS 6 RANGERS 2
The Rangers came into the game with points in 17 of their last 19. They had chances throughout the night, but Forsberg was solid when called upon.
AVALANCHE 3 DUCKS 2
Kurtis MacDermid scored early in the first and Logan O’Connor made it 3-0 in the third before the Ducks staged their comeback bid.
Sam Carrick scored a short-handed goal and Leo Carlsson added a power-play goal with 5:49 remaining in the third. The Ducks pulled goaltender John Gibson for an extra skater with under a minute remaining, but couldn’t tie it up.
Alexandar Georgiev finished with 32 saves for Colorado.
Gibson made 29 saves for the Ducks, who have lost nine of 10.
KINGS 4 BLUE JACKETS 3 (OT)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Drew Doughty scored 33 seconds into overtime and Los Angeles rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period, beating Columbus for their NHL record-tying 10th straight road win.
Phoenix Copley stopped 26 for the Kings, who have won seven of their last eight games and matched the road win record of the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres.
RED WINGS 5 SABRES 3
The Red Wings jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but had to hold off a late Sabres comeback try. Buffalo scored three unanswered goals but was unable to complete the comeback.
PREDATORS 4 BLACKHAWKS 3 (SO)
Gustav Nyquist and Filip Forsberg also converted their chances as Nashville went 3 for 3 in the tiebreaker against Chicago goaltender Arvid Soderblom. Connor Bedard scored in the shootout for Chicago, but Tyler Johnson was stopped by Juuse Saros.
The Predators won for the eighth time in 10 games. It was the first shootout game for each team this season.
DEVILS 6 CANUCKS 5
Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes had two third-period assists as the Canucks rallied from three goals down to tie the game.
J.T. Miller had a power-play goal and an assist for the Canucks. Brock Boeser, Nils Hoglander, Sam Lafferty and Dakota Joshua also scored for Vancouver. Vancouver goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped 26 shots.
WILD 5 FLAMES 2
Minnesota has outscored its opponents 18-5 in the four games since the coaching change. Wild goalie Filip Gustavsson had 28 saves and improved his career mark against Calgary to 4-0-1.
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