Kings get fifth straight win; Islanders' Barzal, Chara hurt
Matt Roy and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Phillip Danault, Quinton Byfield and Brendan Lemieux also had goals and Cal Petersen made 26 saves. Los Angeles followed up a 4-1 win at Anaheim on Friday with another emphatic performance, improving to 9-1-2 in its past 12 games.news.yahoo.com
Small, speedy William Eklund could provide Red Wings with scoring, energy
William Eklund is one of the top prospects in this year’s NHL draft and despite being on smaller size, teams aren’t likely to be deterred by his size. Or perhaps he will be available for the Detroit Red Wings at No. “I think I have one more year in Europe to develop to a better player here,” Eklund said. I think that’s a good thing, especially this year when we’ve got a good coach (former Red Wings assistant Barry Smith was hired in April), a good group here. More:Two-way center from Michigan could appeal to Red WingsRed Wings might have shot at latest Hughes brotherWill this big defenseman be available to Red Wings?mlive.com
Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series
Matt Martin capped New York’s three-goal second period, Ryan Pulock made a diving stop in front of an open goal in the closing seconds and the Islanders held on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 to even their Stanley Cup semifinal series at two games apiece.
Point scores again, Lightning beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3
Brayden Point kept up his scoring touch with a tiebreaking goal late in the second period, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Kucherov shines, Lightning beat Islanders 4-2 in Game 2
Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat delivered early goals and NHL playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had three more assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning rebound from a series-opening loss and beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis
Brock Nelson scored twice in another big second period by New York, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year.
Cizikas' OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2
Casey Cizikas scored on a breakaway with 14:48 gone in overtime and Semyon Varlamov returned to the net to make 39 saves to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins and knotting their second-round playoff series at one game apiece.
Barzal shines as Islanders beat Sabres for 4th straight win
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Mathew Barzal and Scott Mayfield each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory. New York beat Buffalo for the fifth straight time this season, outscoring the Islanders 19-7 in those five meetings. Cal Clutterbuck extended the lead at 8:45, sending a wrist shot past Hutton for his second goal this season. AdMayfield made it 4-1 with his second goal of the season at 15:29, firing another high shot past Hutton. IRON MENThe Islanders have three players with consecutive game streaks of last 250 games: Lee 292, Brock Nelson 269 and Barzal 256.
Ovechkin helps Capitals rally past Islanders to avoid sweep
TORONTO, ONT After his team gave up two goals less than halfway through the first period, Washington coach Todd Rierden called a timeout. It was also the first goal Washington scored after the second period in this series. Washington controlled the play in the second period, keeping the puck in the offensive zone for much of the time. The Capitals outshot the Islanders 15-7 in the period and scored twice to tie it. ... New York's Cal Clutterbuck left the game in the second period after a hit by Washington's Radko Gudas and did not return.
Lee helps Islanders beat Lightning 5-2 for 8th straight win
The Islanders won 5-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNIONDALE, NY Since opening the season with three losses in four games, the New York Islanders have been unbeatable thanks to sheer teamwork. Anders Lee had a goal and two assists in New York's three-goal third period, and the Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Friday night for their eighth straight win. The Lightning had won seven of their previous nine meetings against the Islanders since start of 2016-17 season. The previous time the teams met at Nassau Coliseum last Feb. 1, Greiss and Vasilevskiy battled to a scoreless tie before the Lightning won in a shootout.