NHL Roundup: Wallin’s goal wins for Hurricanes
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TORONTO ó Niclas Wallin scored 1:52 into overtime as Carolina Hurricanes blew a three-goal lead before pulling out a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Tuomo Ruutu, Dennis Seidenberg, Chad LaRose and Ryan Bayda also had goals for Carolina (7-3-2).
Mikhail Grabovski had two goals and Niklas Hagman and Mike Van Ryn also scored for the Maple Leafs (5-4-4).
The Hurricanes grabbed a 3-0 lead before the first period was half over.
Ruutu beat Vesa Toskala with a low shot at 2:20, Seidenberg scored on a power play at 5:06 and LaRose tallied his fourth goal of the season at 8:53 after the puck bounced out from the end boards.
Islanders 2, Rangers 1
NEW YORK ó Nate Thompson scored a short-handed goal to break a scoreless deadlock in the third period, and goalie Joey MacDonald held on after a barrage of shots in the New York Islanders’ 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers.
Just 4:42 after Thompson scored, during a different Rangers power play, Richard Park also netted a short-handed tally ó the Islanders’ league-leading sixth ó to make it 2-0. The Islanders got out of a frustrated Madison Square Garden with their best win of the season despite being outshot 36-19.
Thompson’s goal was his first NHL point and it gave the Islanders a two-game winning streak following six straight losses.
Senators 2, Capitals 1, OT
OTTAWA ó Mike Fisher scored his first goal of the season with just under 40 seconds left in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win.
Fisher took Daniel Alfredsson’s pass and shot past Brent Johnson into an open left side with 39.9 seconds remaining in the extra period.
Dany Heatley scored his eighth goal of the season for Ottawa.