UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night for forward Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a second-round pick in 2015.
The 29-year-old Vanek, a former University of Minnesota star from Austria, had four goals and nine assists in 13 games this season for Buffalo. In nine seasons with Buffalo, he had 254 goals and 243 assists in 598 games. He’s in the last year of his contract.
Moulson, also 29, had six goals and three assists in 11 games this season. He has 124 goals and 109 assists in 333 games in seven seasons with the Los Angeles Kings and Islanders.
Lightning 4, Panthers 3, SO
SUNRISE, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Valtteri Filppula both scored in the shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.
Stamkos made some nice moves and slipped the puck past Jacob Markstrom on his left side for the deciding goal.
Stamkos, Radko Gudas, and Martin St Louis all scored in regulation for Tampa Bay, which has won five of six. Anders Lindback stopped 29 shots and turned aside three of four Florida shooters in the tiebreaker. Stamkos also had an assist.
Brad Boyes, Nick Bjugstad and Shawn Matthias scored, and Markstrom made 25 saves for Florida. Boyes also had a shootout goal. Jonathan Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov, and Dmitry Kulikov all missed.
The Panthers lost for the fifth time in seven games, including two shootouts.
Sharks 5, Senators 2
OTTAWA, Ontario — Alex Stalock stopped 38 shots in his first NHL start to lead the San Jose Sharks to a victory against the Ottawa Senators.
The 26-year-old Stalock was solid throughout, including making 16 saves in the first period to help the Sharks jump out to a 3-1 lead.
Tomas Hertl, Andrew Desjardins, Tommy Wingels, James Sheppard and Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks (10-1-1), who played the fourth game of a five-game road trip.
The Senators (4-5-2) got goals from Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot, who netted his first of the season. Craig Anderson made 24 saves.
Maple Leafs 4, Penguins 1
TORONTO — Dave Bolland scored two goals and James Reimer had 37 saves to lead Toronto past Pittsburgh.
Making his first start since Oct. 17, when he left with a head injury after 32 seconds, Reimer was stellar after giving up a power-play goal to Kris Letang at 6:52 of the first.
Nazem Kadri and Phil Kessel also scored for Toronto.