NHL ROUNDUP \ Monday’s games
Sabres 3, Capitals 1
WASHINGTON — Jochen Hecht had two goals and an assist to lead the Buffalo Sabres to their season-high fifth straight victory. Hecht scored Buffalo’s first two goals, with the second snapping a 1-1 tie in the second period. He then assisted on Jason Pominville’s insurance goal later in the period at the end of a 2-on-1 breakaway. Washington had won consecutive games since Bruce Boudreau took over as interim coach last Thursday. The Capitals beat Philadelphia and Carolina after Boudreau replaced the fired Glen Hanlon.
Stars 3, Islanders 2, OT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Mike Modano scored his second goal of the game 35 seconds into overtime, Marty Turco made 23 saves and Dallas won its sixth straight. Modano knocked in a rebound from the slot of Stephane Robidas’ shot to give the Stars’ their first win over the Islanders since March 23, 2001 (1-5-0-1). Jeff Halpern had given Dallas a 2-1 lead in the third period, but that was erased with 2:38 left in regulation when Miroslav Satan tied it for New York.
Bruins 6, Flyers 3
PHILADELPHIA — Glen Murray scored two goals and Marc Savard added a goal and three assists to help the Bruins. Glen Metropolit, Peter Schaefer, and Chuck Kobasew also scored for the Bruins, who built leads of 4-0 and 5-2. Boston bounced back from a 2-1 loss at the New York Islanders last Saturday to win for the fifth time in seven games. Mike Knuble, Mike Richards, and Scottie Upshall scored power-play goals for the Flyers.