Tyler Bozak scored on a penalty shot then got the winning goal 1:51 into overtime.
St. Louis, the former Lightning captain swapped for Ryan Callahan, received an ovation when he hopped over the boards for his first shift 38 seconds in. He created a surge of excitement when he fired a hard shot on goal from the top edge of the left circle. Before the game, his jersey was flying off the racks in the team store at Madison Square Garden.
"I know this is going to be a challenge for me, but I love challenges and I like to rise to the occasion," St. Louis said after his 20 minutes, 11 seconds of ice time. "This is a chance to play the game in one of the biggest markets, and I know what comes with it. … I always felt if I was going to leave Tampa, the first place I'd want to play would be in New York. It's been in the back of my mind for a long time, but I wouldn't trade those 14 years in Tampa for anything."
Canadiens add Vanek
MONTREAL — The Canadiens acquired winger Thomas Vanek from the Islanders in a deadline day deal. Montreal gave up forward prospect Sebastien Collberg, a 2014 second-round pick and a fifth-rounder. The picks will change hands only if Montreal makes the playoffs.
Vanek, 30, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, becomes the Canadiens' leading scorer with 53 points. He is in the final season of a $50 million, seven-year contract.
In other deals of note:
• The Predators traded forward David Legwand, who was expansion Nashville's first pick in 1998, to the Red Wings for Patrick Eaves, a prospect and a third-round pick. Legwand is the Predators' career leader in points, goals, assists, winning goals and overtime points.
• The Blue Jackets traded their highest-paid player, winger Marian Gaborik, to the Kings for right wing Matt Frattin and two conditional picks.
• In a swap of goalies, the Panthers sent Tim Thomas to the Stars for Dan Ellis, who was with the Lightning in 2010-11.
• The Devils traded center Andrei Loktionov and a conditional third-round pick in 2017 to the Hurricanes for left wing Tuomo Ruutu.
• The Flyers traded defenseman Andrej Meszaros to the Bruins for a 2014 third-round pick.
• The Sabres traded forwards Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to the Wild for forward Torrey Mitchell and two second-round picks.
First Period—None. Penalties—van Riemsdyk, Tor (goaltender interference), 19:21.
Second Period—1, Toronto, Bozak 13 (penalty shot), 1:44. Penalties—None.
Third Period—2, Tor, Kadri 16 (Kulemin), 2:00. 3, NYR, McDonagh 10 (D.Moore, Boyle), 5:34 (sh). 4, NYR, D.Moore 5 (Stepan), 6:53 (sh). Penalties—Richards, NYR (tripping), 5:18; Kreider, NYR (hooking), 12:47; Kulemin, Tor (slashing), 19:03; Brassard, NYR (slashing), 19:03.
Overtime—5, Tor, Bozak 14 (Kessel, Ranger), 1:51. Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—Tor 11-5-10-3—29. NYR 12-9-13-3—37. Power-play opps—Tor 0 of 2; NYR 0 of 1. Goalies—Tor, Bernier 23-16-7 (37 shots-35 saves). NYR, Lundqvist 22-20-4 (29-26). A—18,006. T—2:40.
First Period—1, Phi, Giroux 22 (Couturier, Read), 6:48. 2, Phi, Voracek 17 (Giroux, Simmonds), 8:22 (pp). Penalties—Brouwer, Was (slashing), 8:09; Erskine, Was, major-game misconduct (fighting), 11:59; Wilson, Was, minor-major-misconduct (instigator, fighting), 11:59; Lecavalier, Phi, major-game misconduct (fighting), 11:59; Simmonds, Phi (cross-checking, slashing), 11:59; L.Schenn, Phi, major (fighting), 11:59.
Second Period—3, Phi, Giroux 23, 5:26. 4, Phi, Hall 5 (Raffl, L.Schenn), 11:52. 5, Was, Ward 19 (Green, Ovechkin), 14:06 (pp). Penalties—L.Schenn, Phi (tripping), 12:23; Backstrom, Was (interference), 16:02.
Third Period—6, Was, Ovechkin 44 (Backstrom, Carlson), 6:35 (pp). 7, Was, Brouwer 17 (Hillen, Backstrom), 9:25. 8, Phi, Voracek 18 (Hartnell), 11:51. 9, Was, Laich 7 (Green, Alzner), 14:00 (pp). 10, Phi, Downie 4 (Read, B.Schenn), 19:08 (en). Penalties—Downie, Phi (elbowing), 4:53; Chimera, Was (roughing), 7:43; Rinaldo, Phi (roughing), 7:43; Streit, Phi (hooking), 12:11. Shots on Goal—Was 3-5-17—25. Phi 13-10-7—30. Power-play opps—Was 3 of 4; Phi 1 of 2. Goalies—Was, Holtby 19-14-3 (18 shots-14 saves), Grubauer (11:52 second, 11-10). Phi, Mason 26-15-5 (25-21). A—19,919. T—2:38.