Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored for the Islanders, who snapped a three- game skid.
Carey Price turned aside 28-of-30 shots for the Canadiens, who failed to lock up the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Division. Montreal now leads the Lightning by just one point for the second spot in the division. Tampa Bay beat the Flyers on Thursday.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]