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01-17-2019, 12:36 AM,
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Tyler Bertuzzi swung his stick
NEW YORK (AP) Down by three goals with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third period San Jose Sharks Hats Womens , the New York Islanders needed a break.Tyler Bertuzzi swung his stick and gave it to them Friday night.The Detroit forward drew a major game misconduct for slashing and the Islanders took full advantage by quickly scoring four times on the power play. Brock Nelson then scored his third goal of the game 3:15 into overtime and New York, boosted by rookie Mathew Barzal’s five assists, emerged with a wild 7-6 win over the Red Wings.”That was a roller coaster of a game,” Barzal said.The Islanders were down 5-2 when Bertuzzi was penalized for slashing Cal Clutterbuck with 6:33 remaining.Nelson, Anders Lee, Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey scored in a span of 3:37 for a 6-5 lead. The four power-play goals in the third period set a franchise record.Bailey’s goal gave New York its first lead of the game with 1:49 left in regulation. But Mike Green’s sixth of the season with 29 seconds remaining forced overtime.Nelson completed his second career hat trick with his 14th goal, assisted by Barzal, and sent Detroit to its third straight loss.The Islanders had allowed an NHL-high 200 goals this season going into the game. They also had scored 181, third most in the league.”It’s good to have (our offense) in our back pocket,” Bailey said. ”But I think we’re a better team when we’re the ones controlling the pace and making the other team chase the game a little bit.”Barzal became the first rookie in NHL history to have a pair of five-assist games in a season. It was also his third five-point game, the first rookie in 100 years to accomplish that feat. Joe Malone did it in the NHL’s first season (1917-18).Barzal is the fifth player overall to have multiple five-assist games in a season over the last 30 seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Forsberg and Pat Lafontaine.Jaroslav Halak made six saves on seven shots in the third period to pick up the win. He replaced starter Thomas Greiss, who allowed five goals on 32 shots.Jordan Eberle also scored for New York. Anthony Mantha, Martin Frk Custom San Jose Sharks Jerseys , Henrik Zetterberg, Darren Helm and Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit.”It’s not the ending we wanted,” Mantha said. ”Every point is important and losing one tonight like that hurts.”Added Zetterberg: ”We lost a point instead of getting one.”Detroit took a 3-0 lead in the first period. Mantha scored his 17th goal 2:12 into the game, Frk followed with his 10th at 5:12 and Zetterberg snapped a rebound from the right hashmark over Greiss’ glove at 14:40.Eberle’s 19th midway through the second period made it 3-1 and Nelson scored early in the third. Detroit responded with two goals in 2:12 to go ahead 5-3 after Helm’s tap-in at 7:42 and Kronwall’s score at 9:54. Following Kronwall’s goal, New York coach Doug Weight replaced Greiss in net with Halak.NOTES: The game was the second of three regular-season meetings for the Eastern Conference franchises. The Islanders and Red Wings will meet once more on April 7 in Detroit. … New York defenseman Johnny Boychuk dressed and played for the first time since Dec. 28. He had missed 18 games with an upper body injury before being activated from the injured reserve Thursday. He played 15:18 paired with Leddy, and fought Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader late in the second period, in which he landed three straight punches to the Red Wings forward while the two were entangled with linesmen. … New York scratched D Dennis Seidenberg, C Alan Quine and C Tanner Fritz. … Detroit scratched D Xavier Ouellet, LW David Booth and RW Luke Witkowski.UP NEXTRed Wings: At Washington on Sunday afternoon.Islanders: Host Calgary on Sunday night.— LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault was 13 when goalie Marc-Andre Fleury got his first NHL win on Oct. 18, 2003.Nearly 15 years later, Marchessault helped Fleury reach a major milestone with victory No. 407.Marchessault scored twice and Fleury tied Glenn Hall for 10th place in NHL history as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night.“I feel really honored to be among these guys (in the top 10),” said Fleury, who made 26 saves for the defending Western Conference champions. “I just try to do my part, try to do my job stopping the puck. Tonight, I thought it was a great team effort, it wasn’t just me. It was our best game by far this season.”Cody Eakin and William Karlsson also had goals for the Golden Knights www.mapleleafsshoponline.com , who scored more than two for the first time in seven games this season.Vladimir Sobotka scored with 37 seconds left, spoiling Fleury’s bid for his 50th career shutout.For the second consecutive game, the 15-year veteran came up with clutch stops. Sobotka skated in alone in the third period and fired a wrist shot from the left side, but Fleury’s glove was too quick. Not long after that, during a penalty kill, Fleury’s glove nabbed Kyle Okposo’s attempt from the right side.Vegas stymied all six Sabres power plays and improved to 17 of 21 on the penalty kill this season. Buffalo, meanwhile, is 4 for 24 on the power play.Sabres goalie Carter Hutton stopped 25 shots.After starting the season with a 5-2 home loss to Philadelphia, the Golden Knights stumbled during a 2-3-0 road trip, as they couldn’t quite find the magic that helped them open last season 8-1-0.Tuesday, they played their most complete game of the young season, looking like the high-energy expansion team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final in June.The victory avenged a loss in Buffalo, where the Sabres outskated, outhustled and outplayed the Golden Knights in a 4-2 win on Oct. 8.“We played a real good, solid hockey game. I thought we were the better team most of the night and worked hard,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “I seen a lot of things we’re going to have to do the rest of the year. Really happy with the performance. Too many penalties Toronto Maple Leafs T-Shirts Womens , but (the penalty kill) did a great job.”The Sabres have scored a power-play goal in each of their three wins, going 4 for 9 in those games, but are now 0 for 15 on man-advantage opportunities in their three losses.“Special teams were the critical part of our game,” coach Phil Housley said. “We focused on that before the game. We knew that they did not have a power-play goal up to this point and they probably were working on it. We missed an assignment on the (penalty kill) and our power play let us down.”Marchessault ended the Golden Knights’ power-play drought with a minute left in the first period, taking a crisp pass from Karlsson and one-timing it over Hutton’s glove.Vegas, which was 4 for 29 on the power play through seven games last season, was 0 for 16 with the man advantage heading into the game. The Golden Knights finished the night 1 for 3.Eakin scored his third of the season in the second period, when his short-handed goal gave Vegas a 2-0 lead two minutes in.Karlsson, who led the team with 43 goals last season, scored his first of the campaign. It took Karlsson seven games to get his first goal last season, too.Marchessault added an empty-net goal for the final margin.NOTES: Buffalo’s Patrik Berglund played in his 700th career game. … The Sabres entered 6-0-1 in their previous seven road games against Pacific Division opponents. … Through their first six games, the Golden Knights held a lead for 7:47. After Marchessault’s first goal, they led the Sabres for 41:01.UP NEXTSabres: At the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.Golden Knights: Host the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.
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