NHL: The Pittsburgh Penguins fall short in record attempt
Buffalo Sabres ended the Pittsburgh Penguins' 15-match winning run as they recorded a 4-1 victory.
Last Updated: 03/04/13 6:15am
The Penguins had been aiming to overhaul their own NHL record of 17 straight wins from 1993.
However Kevin Porter scored twice and Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also netted as the Sabres romped to victory, while Jarome Iginla was on target for Pittsburgh.
The New York Islanders leapfrogged the NY Rangers into the eighth play-off place in the Eastern Conference thanks to a 5-2 home win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Anders Lee, Colin McDonald, Frans Nielsen, Matt Moulson and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, with Paul Postma netting twice for Winnipeg.
Nathan Horton scored the decider as the Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2, while Jiri Tlusty netted three times but finished on the losing side as the Carolina Hurricanes were beaten 5-3 by the Washington Capitals.
The Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2, with Peter Mueller deciding the outcome in a shoot-out, and late goals from David Legwand and Paul Gaustad delivered a 3-1 win for the Nashville Predators against the Colorado Avalanche.
Keith Yandle struck twice for the Phoenix Coyotes in their 3-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings.