UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Matt Puempel and Kyle Turris scored second-period goals, and backup Andrew Hammond made 34 saves as the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Friday night.

Ottawa improved to 9-1-1 in its last 11 games to remain within striking distance of Boston for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Senators trail the Bruins by five points, with both teams having 15 games remaining.

The Islanders lost their third straight at home, including Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to the New York Rangers and a 5-3 setback against Carolina on Feb. 28. They are 23-11 at Nassau Coliseum this season. New York will host Montreal on Saturday to complete a back-to-back.

Tyler Kennedy cut the Islanders’ deficit to 2-1 with 8:01 to go. Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots.

STARS 4, CAPITALS 2: Vernon Fiddler notched a goal and an assist, and Dallas scored three power-play goals to win at Washington.

Shawn Horcoff and Tyler Seguin also had man-advantage goals, and Colton Sceviour also scored as Dallas completed its season-high, five-game road trip with three straight victories and a 4-1 record.

The three power-play goals are the second most the Stars have scored this season.

BLUE JACKETS 5, OILERS 4: Alexander Wennberg scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift host Columbus over Edmonton.

Wennberg, who scored his first NHL shootout goal on his third try, also had two assists for the Blue Jackets, who ended a five-game losing streak at home.

Fellow rookie Marko Dano had a goal and an assist, and Cam Atkinson, Artem Anisimov and Scott Hartnell scored for Columbus, which has won its last three. Nick Foligno also had two assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves.

DUCKS 2, WILD 1: Jakob Silfverberg had the go-ahead goal and an assist, and John Gibson stopped 32 shots, helping Anaheim end a three-game skid with a victory at Minnesota.

Francois Beauchemin scored first for the Ducks, who improved to 27-1-7 in one-goal games, including three such wins against the Wild.

FLAMES 6, MAPLE LEAFS 3: Surprising Calgary continued its push to the postseason with an impressive win at home against Toronto.

Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau, the club’s red-hot top line, combined for four goals and nine points to lift the Flames (38-25-5) over Vancouver for second place in the Pacific Division and fifth place in the Western Conference.