NHL Wrap: Islanders pound Penguins

NHL Wrap: Islanders pound Penguins
January 30, 2013, 12:00 am
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The Flyers' troubles on special teams continued as they went 1 for 6 on the power play and fell to the Rangers in New York (see story).

Here's a look at what else went on around the league on Tuesday night:

Islanders trounce Pens
PITTSBURGH -- The New York Islanders are done playing pushovers for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Matt Moulson scored a goal and assisted on another, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37 shots and the Islanders dominated listless Pittsburgh 4-1 on Tuesday night.

John Tavares scored for the second straight game for New York while Michael Grabner collected his fourth goal of the season and Casey Cizikas found the net for the first time in his career.

"I don't consider any win easy but we came out and played the game we wanted to play and I think we didn't make the game easy for them," Tavares said.

The Islanders have won three straight against the Penguins dating back to last season, their longest winning streak in the series in more than five years. (See full recap.)

Bruins still unbeaten
BOSTON -- Brad Marchand scored the decisive shootout goal after teammate Nathan Horton forced overtime late in the third period and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

Boston's Tyler Seguin and New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk scored on their teams' first shot during the shootout. Then both teams failed on their next four attempts.

But Marchand put the puck between goalie Johan Hedberg's pads and the Bruins won when Marek Zidlicky's shot hit Tuukka Rask's left pad.

David Clarkson had put New Jersey ahead with his fourth goal of the season on a power play at 8:30 of the second period. Horton tied the game with his third goal with 4:05 left in regulation.

The Bruins are 5-0-1 and lead the Eastern Conference with 11 points. That matches their best start since 1970-71, the last time they earned points in each of their first six games. (See full recap.)

Red Wings win at home
DETROIT -- Pavel Datsyuk stickhandled around a defender and sent a perfect pass across the front of the goal.

All Valtteri Filppula had to do was shoot into an open net, and he had no problem scoring his second goal of the game.

"Whenever he has the puck, you can always expect it's going to come your way," Filppula said. "I've obviously played with him for a while now, but still, every once in a while you get surprised."

Filppula was alert enough to score twice off passes from Datsyuk, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner also added goals, helping Detroit rally after Loui Eriksson opened the scoring in the second period for Dallas. (See full recap.)