Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games

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Posted: Dec 15, 2014 10:46 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games:

Penguins 4, Lightning 2

Rookies Bryan Rust and Brian Dumoulin scored their first career goals as the Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh Penguins registered a 10th consecutive victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie also scored for the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins (20-6-4) as Crosby sat out his third game because of mumps. The star is one of 14 NHL players to have contracted the illness in recent weeks.

Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in winning his seventh straight start against the Lightning (19-10-3), who are tied for the Atlantic Division lead with the Detroit Red Wings.

Islanders 3, Devils 2 (SO)

Josh Bailey's goal in the fifth round of the shootout capped a two-goal comeback by the New York Islanders, who edged the New Jersey Devils. The win was the second in a row for the Islanders (21-10-0), who are the only NHL team yet to lose in overtime.

Bailey and left winger Matt Martin scored for the Islanders in regulation, while Halak made 26 saves in total and four more in the shootout. Defenseman Marek Zidlicky and center Scott Gomez scored for the Devils (11-15-6), who have lost 12 of their last 15 games.

Sabres 5, Senators 4 (SO)

Matt Moulson scored the lone goal in the shootout to lead the Buffalo Sabres to victory over Ottawa.

Moulson also scored in regulation. Defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, left winger Marcus Foligno and center Brian Flynn added goals for Buffalo (13-16-2). Goalie Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves and stopped all three Ottawa shootout efforts.

Bobby Ryan, Mark Stone, Curtis Lazar and Alex Chiasson scored for the Senators (12-13-5). Goalie Robin Lehner made 29 saves.

(Compiled by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)