Best of NHL: Islanders Hand Canucks 9th Straight Loss

NEW YORK -- Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd scored 1:39 apart midway through the third period to lift the New York Islanders over Vancouver 4-2 on Monday night, giving the Canucks their ninth straight loss.

Jason Chimera and Nikolay Kulemin also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 30 shots for the Islanders, who won for just the second time in seven games (2-3-2).

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Daniel Sedin scored and Ryan Miller had 28 saves for Vancouver, which fell to 0-8-1 with eight straight regulation losses since opening the season with four wins.

Clutterbuck backhanded the rebound of a shot by Johnny Boychuk past Miller's blocker side at 9:11 of the final period to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead. It was Clutterbuck's second of the season and first since the season-opener.

Ladd, the Islanders' big free agent signing last summer, got his first goal of the season with 9:10 remaining, firing a one-timer off a pass Nick Leddy (see full recap).

Bruins use 3 power-play goals to down Sabres
BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask rebounded from his first loss with 32 saves for his second shutout, Brad Marchand and David Krejci scored power-play goals in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Monday night.

David Pastrnak had a power-play goal and Riley Nash scored for the Bruins, who won for the fourth time in five games. Rask recorded his 32nd career shutout after losing 5-2 against the New York Rangers on Saturday. He improved to 7-1 this season.

Robin Lehner made 38 saves for Buffalo, but he fell to 3-7-3 lifetime against Boston. It was just the Sabres' second loss in six games (see full recap).

Reilly Smith's late goal helps Panthers knock off Lightning
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Reilly Smith scored a tiebreaking goal with 4:28 left, Roberto Luongo made 34 saves and the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Monday night.

Jonathan Marchessault got his seventh goal and Derek MacKenzie also scored for the Panthers.

Smith made it 2-1 after grabbing the puck inside the blue line away from Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman. His shot from the left circle beat goalie Ben Bishop on the stick side.

Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, and Bishop stopped 29 shots.

MacKenzie scored an empty-netter with 36 seconds left.

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