|Sunday, January 12, 2014 8:56 PM|
DALLAS — John Tavares scored with 1:24 to go and Brock Nelson added an empty-netter, leading the streaking New York Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the slumping Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Kyle Okposo had two goals in New York's fourth consecutive victory. The Islanders (18-22-7) also have won seven straight road games.
The Islanders rallied past the Stars after trailing 2-0 after one period for the second time in a week. This time, New York scored three goals in the final 4:16.
Dallas (20-18-7) has lost six in a row for the first time since March 2011.
Ray Whitney and Sergei Gonchar scored first-period goals for the Stars against goalie Kevin Poulin, who finished with 29 saves.
Dallas goaltender Dan Ellis stopped 27 shots.
SABRES 2, CAPITALS 1, SO
WASHINGTON — Cody Hodgson decided a lackluster game with the only goal in the shootout and Buffalo avoided matching the longest road losing streak in franchise history.
Hodgson, returning after missing eight games with a hand injury, beat Philipp Grubauer in a skills contest that mirrored the rest of the game — not many quality chances, hardly any pucks in the net.
Tyler Ennis scored in the first period, and Ryan Miller made 28 saves for the Sabres, whose 11-game road skid was the second-longest in club history, behind a 12-game streak in the 2011-12 season.
Jason Chimera also scored in the opening period and Grubauer made 30 saves for the Capitals, who have lost five out of seven.