The struggling Atlanta Thrashers took a valuable point from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored his second goal of the game with 15 seconds left in overtime last night as the visiting Thrashers beat the Southeast Division-leading Lightning, 3-2.

Kovalchuk scored his 24th goal from the right circle soon after Atlanta goalie Byron Dafoe stopped Vincent Lecavalier on a breakaway.

"The kid is money when he's anywhere near their net," Dafoe said of Kovalchuk.

Atlanta has just four wins in the last 18 games (4-10-1-3).

"Everybody feels good," Kovalchuk said. "Especially I feel good. I scored goals and we won the game. That's all we need."

Lecavalier and Dave Andreychuk scored power-play goals in the third period as the Lightning rallied to a 2-2 tie. Tampa Bay has a two-point lead over the Washington Capitals.

"Absolutely giddy about getting one point," Lightning Coach John Tortorella said. "Things like this happen. If I have to say something to the club about the game, we really have problems. So nothing had to be said."

* FLYERS 4, ISLANDERS 0: Roman Cechmanek made 24 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Eric Desjardins had a goal and assist in Uniondale, N.Y.

The Flyers have won five straight, and they snapped New York's seven-game streak of earning at least one point (6-0-0-1).

Pavel Brendl, Jeremy Roenick and Marty Murray also scored for the Flyers, who won both visits to Long Island this season by a combined score of 10-2.

"I think our overall play right now is great," Roenick said. "And I think our defensive play is stellar."

* MAPLE LEAFS 4, PENGUINS 2: Toronto allowed Pittsburgh's league-leading power play to convert only 1 of 9 chances without the injured Mario Lemieux, and Nik Antropov scored the decisive goal on the road.

"Thank God Mario was out," Maple Leafs Coach Pat Quinn said. "We kind of gave up a couple of easy ones and the disparity in penalties was tremendously frustrating and puzzling. It's tough to end up with that many penalties against the best power play in the league."

* BLUES 4, SHARKS 1: Keith Tkachuk scored two goals, and Brent Johnson made 21 saves as visiting St. Louis beat slumping San Jose. Pavol Demitra added a power-play goal for the Blues, who capitalized on penalties by the hotheaded Sharks to win for just the second time in seven road games.

Late in the second period, the Blues were handed a 5-on-3 power play when Sharks captain Owen Nolan punched Barret Jackman in the face with a gloved hand, and Scott Thornton shoved Jackman after the whistle. Tkachuk needed nine seconds to score unchecked on a close-range shot, snapping a 1-1 tie.

* STARS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3: Pierre Turgeon scored with 16 seconds left in overtime as host Dallas extended its unbeaten streak to eight game (6-0-2).

Sergei Berezin scored twice for Chicago, including the tying goal with 12:18 left in the third period, as the Blackhawks rallied from a two-goal deficit. But Turgeon scooped up a loose puck in the slot and fired his 84th career game-winning goal past goalie Jocelyn Thibault.

* MIGHTY DUCKS 5, AVALANCHE 3: Petr Sykora's second goal of the game broke a tie with 1:18 left as Anaheim rallied in Denver.

Anaheim, which trailed 2-0 late in the first period and 3-2 late in the second, accounted for the final margin on Keith Carney's empty-net goal at 19:30.

* OILERS 5, KINGS 4: Mike York scored twice and Todd Marchant and Shawn Horcoff each had two assists as Edmonton won on the road. Marty Reasoner, Ales Hemsky and Eric Brewer also scored, helping extend the Oilers' unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1).

* CANADIENS 3, RANGERS 2: Marcel Hossa scored his second goal in as many games since being recalled from the minors to lift Montreal at home.

* SENATORS 1, FLAMES 0: Wade Redden scored the only goal in the first period and Patrick Lalime made 21 saves for his third shutout of the season for visiting Ottawa.