John Tavares broke a third-period tie as the New York Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 to even their National Hockey League series at two games apiece, while the San Jose Sharks completed a four-game sweep of the Vancouver Canucks.
The New York Islanders overcame two first-period goals by Sidney Crosby, who was playing for the first time in more than a month, and defeated the host Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to even their playoff series at 1-1.
Pascal Dupuis scored twice and Pittsburgh defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-0 for their 14th straight National Hockey League victory, three off the league record for consecutive wins set by the 1992-93 Penguins.
Kyle Turris got his first goal of the playoffs to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 overtime victory against the New York Rangers, while the Pittsburgh Penguins avoided elimination with a 10-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
The National Hockey League has locked out its players for the second time in seven seasons and All-Stars Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar already signed contracts to play in Russia during the work stoppage.