Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Milan Lucic's breakaway goal with 48.6 seconds remaining in overtime lifted the Boston Bruins to a fourth straight victory, a 3-2 decision over the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden. Chad Johnson helped extend Boston's streak with a sharp 32-save effort between the pipes, with Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton collecting goals in regulation for the Bruins. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots in the loss, the seventh in eight games and sixth in a row on the road for the Blue Jackets. Blake Comeau and Nick Foligno accounted for the lone Columbus goals.
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, NY Islanders 2
Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Kings exploded for three goals in the third period to beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday. Slava Voynov, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli lit the lamp for the Kings, who have won three of four. Ben Scrivens made 23 saves. Starting Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has a grade-2 groin strain and a timetable for his return is unknown. Casey Cizikas and Aaron Ness scored for the Islanders, who have dropped five of six. Kevin Poulin turned aside 21-of-24 shots. Poulin stopped all 15 shots he face over the first two periods to keep Los Angeles off the board. He made two more big saves early in the third stanza.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Anaheim 1
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Valtteri Filppula scored twice and added an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning thumped the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Thursday. Martin St. Louis had a goal and two assists, while Victor Hedman had a goal and a helper and Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning, who have won six of their last seven games. Ben Bishop posted 24 saves in the win. Emerson Etem scored for the Ducks, who have lost two straight. Jonas Hiller gave up all five goals on 20 shots.
Final Score: Chicago 5, Phoenix 4 (SO)
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Pirri tied the game in the third period and scored the deciding goal in the shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-4. Marian Hossa, Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks, who have won four straight games. Corey Crawford made 26 saves. Michael Stone had two goals for the Coyotes, who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Shane Doan and Lauri Korpikoski added one goal apiece. Mike Smith stopped 48-of-52 shots in defeat.
Final Score: St. Louis 7, Colorado 3
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Steen potted his league-leading 15th and 16th goals of the season to lead an offensive barrage that carried the St. Louis Blues to a 7-3 drubbing of the Colorado Avalanche at Scottrade Center. The Blues scored five straight times to break a 1-1 tie after one period and hand the Avalanche back-to-back losses for the first time under rookie head coach Patrick Roy -- this one by far the most lopsided of his 18 games behind the bench. David Backers and Derek Roy each had a goal and two assists in the rout, with T.J. Oshie posting a career-high four helpers for St. Louis. Vladimir Tarasenko added a goal and one assist, while Jaroslav Halak turned aside 21 shots in the Blues' fourth victory in five outings. St. Louis had little trouble against either Colorado goaltender. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped just 18-of-23 chances, while Semyon Varlamov allowed a pair of goals on six shots in a brief relief stint. Ryan O'Reilly recorded a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who began the season with six straight road wins prior to Tuesday's setback at Carolina. Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene also scored in defeat.