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Martin Gelinas also scored twice for Nashville, which improved to 7-2-2 in its last 11 games. Chris Mason finished with 31 saves.
Brad Boyes, Dan Hinote and Keith Tkachuk scored for the Blues, who have lost five straight.
Boyes put St. Louis in front with his 27th goal of the season at the 3:56 mark in the first. He got a pass from Andy McDonald and converted from the low slot.
Shea Weber had a power-play goal and Scott Nichol also beat Manny Legace to help Nashville take a 2-1 lead into the second period. Nichol scored two short-handed goals against Legace on Saturday in the first game of the home-and-home series between the teams.
Hurricanes 3, Islanders 2, OT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Defensemen Mike Commodore and Niclas Wallin scored in the third period, and Cory Stillman had the power-play winner in overtime for Caroline.
New York carried a 2-0 lead into the third period, but Commodore and Wallin each broke 11-game goal droughts to get the Hurricanes even.
Stillman took a pass in front from Eric Staal, during Andy Sutton's cross-checking penalty, and scored past Rick DiPietro with a second whack 52 seconds into overtime.
New York, which blew a two-goal lead for the second straight game, is 3-3-4 in its last 10. Not even the return from injury of Radek Martinek and fellow defenseman Brendan Witt was enough to help. The Islanders had been 15-0 when leading after two periods.
Andy Hilbert and Miroslav Satan scored second-period goals for the Islanders.
Rick DiPietro finished with 26 saves for the Islanders. Cam Ward stopped 23 shots for the Hurricanes.
Coyotes 6, Sabres 2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Shane Doan skated through defenders to score one of three Phoenix goals in a span of just over 5 1/2 minutes of the second period and the Coyotes handed Buffalo its franchise-record eighth consecutive road loss.
The Sabres have five more games left on a seven-game trip.
Doan, who also had an assist, extended his career-best points streak to 11 games. Six Coyotes scored as the team matched its highest-scoring game of the season.
Niko Kapanen and Derek Morris also scored in the second-period barrage against backup Buffalo goalie Jocelyn Thibault. Peter Mueller, Phoenix's 19-year-old center, scored his 13th goal and extended his points streak to seven games.
Daniel Winnik and Ed Jovanovski also scored for Phoenix. Paul Gaustad and Thomas Vanek had goals for Buffalo.