Derek King's power-play goal with 1:06 left in regulation on Saturday gave the New York Islanders a 5-5 tie with the Philadelphia Flyers on "Denis Potvin Night."
The Islanders retired Potvin's No. 5 in pre-game ceremonies at Uniondale, N.Y., before an emotional crowd of 11,715, but their third-period defense was hardly up to the standards of Potvin's great Stanley Cup teams of the early 1980s.The Islanders led 4-2 entering the final period, then gave up goals by Mark Pederson, Rod Brind'Amour and Claude Boivin before King tied it with a power-play deflection of a pass by Tom Kurvers.
Capitals 5, Flames 2
At Landover, Md., Randy Burridge had two power-play goals as Washington handed Calgary its fourth straight loss.
Burridge's first goal, which bounced into the net off his nose, gave Washington a 3-0 lead early in the second period. His other goal, scored in a more conventional manner, made it 5-2 with 14:37 left. Nick Kypreos, Peter Bondra and John Druce also scored for Washington.
Calgary managed only 23 shots - 13 in the first two periods - and only Gary Roberts and Paul Ranheim beat goalie Don Beaupre. The four-game slide matches the Flames' longest of the season.
Penguins 4, Blues 1
At Pittsburgh, Kevin Stevens had a goal and two assists in a four-goal, 26-shot first period that carried Pittsburgh past St. Louis, ending the Penguins overall three-game losing streak and their four-game slide at home.
Stevens opened the scoring at 1:50, then set up Mark Recchi's goal at 4:57. Joe Mullen scored on a breakaway and Larry Murphy made it 4-0 on the Penguins' 18th shot before starting goaltender Curtis Joseph was lifted for Guy Hebert.
Sabres 2, Bruins 2
At Boston, Donald Audette scored his 25th goal, tops among NHL rookies, early in the third period as Buffalo rallied to tie Boston.
Canucks 4, Whalers 4
At Vancouver, British Columbia, the struggling Hartford Whalers got a confidence boost as third-period goals by Yvon Corriveau and Zarley Zalapski gave them a tie with the Vancouver Canucks.
Zalapski tied the score with a blast from the point at 14:51 of the third period after rookie James Black won a faceoff in the Vancouver zone. Geoff Sanderson and Mark Hunter also scored for the Whalers to silence a sellout crowd of 16,123 at the Pacific Coliseum.
Despite the tie, the Whalers are winless in their last 11 games (0-7-4).
Maple Leafs 6, Devils 4
At Toronto, Doug Gilmour and Glenn Anderson continued to spark Toronto's revival, combining for eight points as the Maple Leafs hung on to defeat the New Jersey Devils for their fourth straight victory.
Canadiens 4, Red Wings 3
At Montreal, Kirk Muller scored 2:14 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a victory over the Detroit Red Wings on in a meeting between struggling division leaders.
Rangers 2, North Stars 1
At Bloomington, Minn., John Vanbiesbrouck made 41 saves, 20 in the third period, and set up Darrin Turcotte's game-winning goal as the New York Rangers won their fourth straight road game, 2-1 over the Minnesota North Stars.