PITTSBURGH — John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.

Beauvillier opened the shootout with a goal, and Tavares snapped a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury in the next round. Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout for Pittsburgh, but Jaroslav Halak, making his first start since Dec. 29, stopped Phil Kessel and Nick Bonino.

Anders Lee scored his 28th goal of the season, while Brock Nelson got his 17th and Casey Cizikas his eighth for the Islanders, who moved into the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. New York is tied with Boston at 82 points, but the Islanders have a game in hand on the Bruins, their opponent Saturday night in New York.

LIGHTNING 2, RED WINGS 1: Nikita Kucherov scored 3:28 into overtime to lift Tampa Bay at Detroit, moving the Lightning one point back of the Bruins and Islanders for the second Eastern Conference wild card.

Situated on the edge of the crease, Kucherov redirected a hard pass from Brayden Point into the net.

STARS 6, SHARKS 1: Adam Cracknell notched his first career hat trick and host Dallas poured it on against struggling San Jose, which dropped a season-worst fifth straight game.

The Pacific Division-leading Sharks entered the day just two points ahead of Anaheim and Edmonton.


GLOBAL SERIES: The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL’s first regular-season games in Europe since 2011.

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Friday announced their new Global Series games, Nov. 10 and 11 in Stockholm. This is the NHL’s sixth trip to Europe and the seventh and eighth games played in Sweden.

Colorado’s captain is 24-year-old Swedish forward Gabriel Landeskog. Ottawa’s captain is 26-year-old Swedish defenseman Erik Karlsson, winner of the 2012 and 2015 Norris Trophy.

Commissioner Gary Bettman said with more Swedish players than ever, this is a good chance to showcase the game in the country. Eighty-four Swedes have played in the NHL this season, roughly 9 percent of the league.

OLYMPICS: Bettman says the International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the league sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next February.

For now, Bettman says, “assume we’re not going.”

Bettman made it clear owners don’t want to stop their season for three weeks and put their star players at risk of injury without what they consider a tangible return.