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Flyers get another win over Islanders

Islanders center Frans Nielsen gets a glove to the face from Flyers center Blair Betts during a first-period faceoff in their NHL game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Sunday.

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jeff Carter snapped a second-period tie and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Islanders for the 13th straight time, 2-1 on Sunday night.

The Flyers, who have won three in a row overall for the first time in two months, haven’t lost to the Islanders since Feb. 12, 2008. It is the longest active streak in the NHL, one win more than Washington’s current 12-game run over Tampa Bay.

Danny Briere also scored, and Michael Leighton made 28 saves.

Jon Sim scored for the Islanders.

Maple Leafs 4, Penguins 3

PITTSBURGH — Defenseman Ian White broke a tie with 1:22 to play with his third goal in four games and Toronto held on for a victory over the Stanley Cup champion Penguins.

White gave the Maple Leafs their fourth lead of the game, beating Marc-Andre Fleury with a slap shot from the right point.

Lee Stempniak had a goal and two assists, and Luke Schenn and Jason Blake also scored for the Maple Leafs, who gained at least a point for the fourth time in five games. The victory was only Toronto’s second in its past seven games.

Pittsburgh’s Mike Rupp tied it 53 seconds before White’s goal.

Matt Cooke and Sidney Crosby also scored for the Penguins, who lost in regulation for only the third time since Nov. 27.

Bruins 2, Panthers 1

SUNRISE, Fla. — Marco Sturm broke a tie early in the third period, Michael Ryder also scored, and Tim Thomas made 25 saves for Boston.

Dominic Moore scored for Florida. Scott Clemmensen started in goal in place of Tomas Vokoun, the Florida regular who shut out the Bruins in their last two meetings.

Sabres 5, Blues 3

ST. LOUIS — Tim Connolly scored twice in Buffalo’s three-goal third and had an assist in the Sabres’ victory over St. Louis.

Mike Grier also had two goals and an assist, and Jochen Hecht added a goal for the Sabres, down 3-2 after two periods. Tim Kennedy, Jason Pominville and St. Louis product Chris Butler each had two assists.

Blackhawks 5, Predators 4

CHICAGO — Patrick Kane scored with 43.4 seconds to play, his second goal of the game, capping a wild third period and lifting Chicago to victory.

John Madden scored twice in the third for the NHL-leading Blackhawks, who beat Nashville on consecutive nights to open an eight-point lead in the Central Division over the second-place Predators.

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