The New York Islanders kept trying to kill a penalty Thursday night, and it just kept killing them.
Vladimir Malakhov received a major penalty for high-sticking Boston's Adam Oates in the first period, and by the time the penalty was served the Bruins had three goals en route to a 3-2 victory.
"The penalty was the only part of the game that was tough for us," said Islander forward Derek King, whose third-period power-play goal made the score close.
Cam Neely, Sandy Mogan and Steve Leach scored within 4:10.
It was the second time New York shot itself in the foot lately.
On March 14 in Hartford, Brett Lindros took a high-sticking major, and the Whalers scored three times on the penalty.
Quebec 5, New York Rangers 4--Owen Nolan had his sixth hat trick and Adam Deadmarsh scored goals 19 seconds apart at New York as the league-leading Nordiques scored five times in the second period to hand the Rangers their seventh loss in a row.
New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3--Bill Guerin and Sergei Brylin each had a goal and an assist for the Devils in winning at Philadelphia.
Detroit 3, Dallas 2--Sergei Fedorov had a goal and an assist as the Red Wings' won at home.
Buffalo 7, Ottawa 0--Donald Audette had a hat trick to lead the Sabres to a victory at Buffalo.