Panthers down Pittsburgh; Predators lose out to Dallas

The Florida Panthers and Pittsburgh Penguins needed to be separated by overtime for the third time this season with the Panthers coming out on top in a 2-1 shootout win on Monday.

Jussi Jokinen scored in the fifth round of the shootout to secure victory but earlier forward Nick Bjugstad had scored in regulation for the Panthers (33-18-6), while Al Montoya made 31 saves for the hosts. 

Chris Kunitz levelled for Pittsburgh in the third but were unable to claim the shootout falling to 28-19-8 on the season.

Elsewhere, the Detroit Red Wings were defeated by the New York Islanders 4-1, the Chicago Blackhawks stormed to a 7-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Minnesota Wild ran out 5-2 Vancouver Canucks.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Stars secured a overtime 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators and won their fourth straight game on Monday night.

Craig Smith gave the Predators the lead before Cody Eakin tied the affair up in the second period, Ales Hemsky then put the Stars on top for the first time before they were pegged by by Filip Forsberg ahead of a goalless third period.

Mattias Janmark's goal 3:49 into overtime then secured the win for the hosts as then continued their winning streak.

Also, Anaheim Ducks downed the Calgary Flames 6-4 and the Arizona Cayotes beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-2.