It was the fifth consecutive loss for the Canadiens, who are two losses away from tying their all-time record for most losses at the start of a season. The Canadiens, who have won more Stanley Cups than any team in the NHL, dropped their first seven at the start of the 1938-39 season.
Tommy Soderstrom turned back 26 shots for his first shutout of the season, and Dennis Vaske and Scott Lachance scored second-period goals for the Islanders.
N.Y. Rangers 3, Buffalo 1--The Rangers scored three goals in the second period and withstood Mark Messier's ejection in the third at Buffalo.
With Calgary goaltender Rick Tabaracci down and out of his crease during a scramble, Benoit Hogue shot at the vacated net. Craig took a swing at the puck, which struck his leg and bounced over the line to complete a Toronto comeback from a 3-1 deficit.
Pittsburgh 2, Hartford 2--Petr Nedved scored a power-pay goal midway through the third period to give the Penguins a tie against the previously undefeated and untied Whalers at Hartford.
Hartford did not get a shot off in overtime against Tom Barrasso, who stopped 35 shots. Hartford goalie Sean Burke, 4-0 entering the game, stopped 25 shots, including several in the final minutes of regulation.