Mike Bossy scored his second goal of the game 3:28 into overtime yesterday, lifting the New York Islanders to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the visiting New Jersey Devils.
Bossy's 38th goal of the season beat goaltender Chico Resch on the glove side from about 50 feet. The Islanders are unbeaten in seven games (6-0-1) and the Devils are winless in nine (0-8-1).
Bossy tied with a power-play goal 51 seconds into the third period, only 58 seconds after Bryan Trottier's power-play score reduced New Jersey's lead to 2-1.
Both power-play goals came after referee Ron Fournier whistled Resch for tripping and, when he protested the call, unsportsmanlike conduct, at 19:43 of the second period. Maple Leafs 4, Black Hawks 3
Toronto has won only 14 games this season, but against Chicago it is 3-1.
Rick Vaive and Wendel Clark each got a goal and an assist to lead the Maple Leafs to victory in Chicago.
Toronto took the lead for good at 3-2 after Marian Stastny stole the puck and skated down the ice to the right of goalie Murray Bannerman, then got Bannerman out of position and passed to Vaive on the left. Vaive drilled in the 17-footer at 12:20 of the second period. Sabres 5, Nordiques 3
Mike Foligno scored twice and had two assists in Buffalo as the Sabres improved to 8-0-1 in their last nine home games against Quebec.
Dave Andreychuk, Don Lever and Paul Cyr also scored for Buffalo. Greg Malone, Dale Hunter and Wilf Paiement scored for the Nordiques. Bruins 3, Penguins 2
Charlie Simmer scored his first goal in six games with 7:10 remaining, helping Boston improve its home record to 19-3-4 by beating Pittsburgh.
Simmer scored his 19th goal of the season on a 10-foot shot after taking a pass from Ken Linseman.
With their fifth victory in six games, the third-place Bruins closed to within one point of second-place Quebec in the Adams Division at the annual break for Tuesday's All-Star Game in Hartford. Jets 6, Kings 3
Brian Hayward stopped 42 shots and Paul MacLean scored the winning goal early in the third period on a power play as Winnipeg beat visiting Los Angeles.
The victory avenged a 9-6 loss to the Kings on Saturday for the Jets, who had lost five straight to the Kings.
Also scoring for Winnipeg were Jim Nill, Dale Hawerchuk, Doug Smail, Tim Watters and Randy Carlyle. Phil Sykes scored two goals and Dave Taylor one for Los Angeles.