UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Cizikas scored twice and the New York Islanders conquer the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 Thursday night in former captain John Tavares’ 1st time again as a checking out player.

Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Islanders, who experienced missing 3 of their past 4. Robin Lehner stopped 34 photographs to assistance New York move two factors forward of Washington atop the Metropolitan Division just one night just before hosting the Capitals. The Islanders’ 81 factors are just one extra than they experienced all of past year.

Islanders admirers, vocal on social media about their lingering displeasure with Tavares’ departure by way of cost-free agency past summertime following he continuously explained he required to keep, booed loudly when Tavares and the Maple Leafs hit the ice for pregame warmups, and when they came again out for the start of each interval. They also serenaded the No. 1 overall choose in 2009 with choruses of “We Never Need to have You!” and other derisive chants throughout the recreation, including around a video clip tribute midway as a result of the 1st interval.

Zach Hyman scored for the Maple Leafs, who experienced gained 3 straight.


BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins scored 3 periods in much less than 3 minutes in the 3rd interval and snapped Japanese Meeting-foremost Tampa Bay’s franchise-ideal 10-recreation profitable streak.

Jake DeBrusk, Noel Acciari, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand all experienced objectives for the Bruins (38-17-9), who have gained 9 of their past 10 games and attained at minimum just one stage in 15 straight.

The recreation was the 1st in NHL historical past in which teams faced off even though each proudly owning simultaneous stage streaks of 14 or extra contests.

A target by Tampa Bay’s Anthony Cirelli’s with 7:08 remaining prevented the Lightning (49-12-4) from being shut out for the 1st time due to the fact getting rid of 1- in time beyond regulation to St. Louis on Feb. 7.


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Richardson scored 4 objectives to energy the Arizona Coyotes to their fifth straight victory.

Alex Galchenyuk also scored for the Coyotes, who accomplished a 4-recreation year sweep of the Canucks. Vinnie Hinostroza and Richard Panik experienced 3 assists apiece — all on objectives by Richardson — and Oliver Ekman-Larsson experienced two assists.

Richardson, who has a single-year career-higher 16 objectives, scored twice in the 1st interval and accomplished his 2nd career hat trick in the 2nd interval following a deft drop go from Richard Panik. He tipped in a go from Hinostroza for his final target at 8:03 of the 3rd interval. It was the Coyotes’ 1st 4-target recreation due to the fact Keith Tkachuk did it on March 20, 1997.

Tanner Pearson and Antoine Roussel scored for the Canucks, who have missing 5 of 6.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seth Jones scored 4:27 into time beyond regulation, lifting Columbus past Philadelphia.

As the again-and-forth further interval wound down, Artemi Panarin wove his way as a result of the defense and fed Jones, who knocked the winner past Brian Elliott. Jones bought his 3rd time beyond regulation target this year and established a franchise report with the seventh of his Blue Jackets career.

Panarin, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Scott Harrington also scored for the Blue Jackets, who rebounded from a loss Tuesday night to Pittsburgh and hopped about the idle Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes into 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division. Sergei Bobrovsky produced 28 saves.

Travis Sanheim experienced two objectives, Jakub Voracek also scored and Elliott experienced 36 saves as his two-recreation profitable streak came to an stop. Elliott is the seventh goalie made use of by Philadelphia this year, and the Flyers will established an NHL report when lately obtained Cam Talbot starts off Saturday at New Jersey to raise that variety to 8.


OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Connor McDavid scored a slick target, Mikko Koskinen produced 35 saves and Edmonton Oilers conquer league-worst Ottawa.

Sam Gagner, Colby Cave and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers, who stopped a two-recreation skid.

Chris Tierney and Mark Borowiecki scored for the Senators, who missing their sixth straight, and Craig Anderson stopped 22 photographs in his ninth straight defeat.

It was the 1st dwelling recreation for Ottawa due to the fact Mark Stone was traded to Vegas, but thanks to McDavid the Senators experienced just one of their most important crowds of the year.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roope Hintz scored 3:19 into time beyond regulation and Dallas moved into a wild-card place in the Western Meeting.

Hintz scored in a mad scramble in entrance of the web following Alexander Radulov’s shot bounced off Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Swift. Tyler Seguin, Mattias Janmark and Radek Faksa also scored for Dallas, even though Ben Lovejoy and Blake Comeau each experienced two assists. Anton Khudobin produced 27 saves.

Anze Kopitar scored two objectives and experienced an guide for Los Angeles, which has dropped 10 straight — the 2nd-longest getting rid of streak in franchise historical past. Brendan Leipsic experienced a target and Swift stopped 29 photographs.


LAS VEGAS (AP) — Shea Theodore’s target in the 2nd round of the shootout lifted the Vegas Golden Knights past Florida.

Malcolm Subban, who produced 32 saves, stopped all 3 of Florida’s makes an attempt in the shootout.

Reilly Smith scored twice, even though Paul Stastny, Jon Merrill and Colin Miller scored for Vegas.

Mike Hoffman scored two objectives for Florida, with Aaron Ekblad, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau also scoring for the Panthers.


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