UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Vinny Lecavalier scored three goals in Philadelphia’s biggest offensive outburst of the season, and Steve Mason made 26 saves to lift the Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
The Flyers (3-7) hadn’t scored more than two goals in any of their first nine games. One more and they would have become the first NHL team to have a season-opening run of 10 games without three goals since the 1940 New York Americans.
Now Philadelphia has won two straight since a franchise-worst 1-7 start.
Jakub Voracek and Matt Read also scored, and former Islanders captain Mark Streit added two assists.
Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen had goals, and Kevin Poulin made 27 saves for the Islanders, who couldn’t build on a come-from-behind win at Pittsburgh on Friday.
Rangers 3, Red Wings 2, OT
DETROIT — Derick Brassard’s breakaway goal in the closing seconds of overtime gave the New York Rangers a win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Brassard scored his first of the season with only 12.9 seconds showing on the OT clock.
Benoit Pouliot had a goal and an assist and Mats Zuccarello also scored for New York, which rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits in the final game of its season-opening, nine-game road trip. Cam Talbot stopped 32 shots while filling in for injured regular Henrik Lundqvist.
The Rangers (3-6), who went to overtime for the first time this season, will host Montreal in the opener at renovated Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Drew Miller and Daniel Alfredsson scored for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight. Jimmy Howard made 37 saves.
Devils 4, Bruins 3
BOSTON — Marek Zidlicky and Andy Greene scored power-play goals 23 seconds apart late in the third period, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a win over the Boston Bruins.
Torey Krug, Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic scored first-period goals for Boston (7-3).
Adam Henrique and Damien Brunner also had power-play goals for the struggling Devils. Martin Brodeur stopped 25 shots after a rough start.
Lightning 3, Sabres 2
TAMPA, Fla. — Ondrej Palat and Martin St. Louis scored third-period goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning rally.
Coyotes 5, Oilers 4
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored on a power play in the third period after Keith Yandle made a spectacular play to keep the puck in the zone, lifting the Phoenix Coyotes to a win.