SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jaromir Jagr had three assists to pull into a tie for second place on the NHL’s career points list, Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck scored in the shootout, and the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Jagr pulled even with Mark Messier with 1,887 points, trailing only Wayne Gretzky (2,857).
Roberto Luongo stopped 33 shots, including both attempts in the shootout, to pull into a tie with Terry Sawchuk for fifth all-time in the NHL with 447 wins.
Nick Bjugstad had his first goal of the season, Keith Yandle also scored and Barkov had a goal and two assists for the Panthers.
Rasmus Ristolainen and San Reinhart each had a goal and an assist for the Sabres. Evander Kane also scored and Robin Lehner made 36 saves.
ISLANDERS 4, BRUINS 2
BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped 48 shots, Anders Lee scored twice and had an assist, and the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins to snap a five-game winless streak.
Thomas Hickey and Nikolay Kulemin also scored for the Islanders in their first win since beating St. Louis on Dec. 8. New York was outscored 24-12 while going 0-4-1 in the five games since.
Greiss took a shutout into the third period and was able to hold off the Bruins after they pulled to 3-2 on goals by Anton Blidh and Dominic Moore. Greiss made 23 saves in the third period and got a little cushion when Lee scored a power-play goal with 6:58 left to put the Islanders back up two.
PREDATORS 5, DEVILS 1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette had plenty of praise for rookie goaltender Juuse Saros.
James Neal scored twice in the first period, Saros stopped 27 shots and the Predators beat the New Jersey.
“He was outstanding,” Laviolette said. “He had a huge save in the first period, he saw the puck really well, he was in control of the crease, in control of the net, he had a half a dozen big saves tonight that were sharp.
Saros lost his bid for his first NHL shutout when Sergey Kalinin scored with 4:49 remaining.