UNIONDALE www.officialcapitals.com , N.Y. (AP) — Mathew Barzal had been doing everything but score lately for the Islanders. He broke through against the Detroit Red Wings to get New York a needed win.Barzal scored a key tying power-play goal in the third period and then got the lone goal of the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night. New York outshot Detroit 48-21 through overtime.“That’s the confidence we have in here. We compete hard,” said Barzal, who leads the Islanders with 27 points. “This was a rewarding win.”Anthony Beauvillier and Casey Cizikas also scored in regulation for the Islanders, who beat the Red Wings for the fourth straight time — including a 3-2 win at Detroit last Saturday. Thomas Greiss finished with 18 saves as New York won for just the third time in nine games (3-4-2).Barzal and Cizikas scored less than three minutes apart in the third to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead with 6:04 remaining. However, with goalie Jonathan Bernier pulled for an extra skater, Thomas Vanek scored against his former team to tie the score with 1:03 left.“That was a poised play,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “The fact we were able to get a point is huge. We have to grind as many points as we can.”New York has won two of its three games this month at the Nassau Coliseum. Cizikas had the winning goal against Columbus on Dec. 1 in the Islanders’ first regular season game in 3 1/2 years back at their old arena. They will play 18 of their final 25 home games at the Coliseum.“It’s massive. We’ve got to take advantage of these games Washington Capitals T-Shirts Authentic ,” he said. “We’ve played some really big games here. The atmosphere here is something else. That’s what you need with home ice.”Vanek finished with a goal and two assists, and Gustav Nyquist and Trevor Daley also scored for Detroit, which has lost six of its last eight and nine of the last 13. Bernier stopped 45 shots through overtime.The Islanders were coming off a 3-2 loss to Vegas on Wednesday night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, their home since 2015.Barzal tied the contest with a power-play goal with 8:57 left in on the Islanders’ sixth man advantage of the game. It was Barzal’s fourth goal of the season and his first since Nov. 23. He has 23 assists.“He’s dangerous every time he has the puck,” Cizikas said of Barzal, who won the Calder Trophy last season as the league’s top rookie when he had an 85-point season. “He’s playing with a ton of confidence and that’s great to see.”New York finished 1 for 6 on the power play, and is just 2 for 34 over its last 13 games.Cizikas shot the puck past Bernier 2:53 later for his eighth of the season.Nyquist opened the scoring for the Red Wings at 5:03 of the first with his ninth of the season. Dylan Larkin had an assist on the play Washington Capitals Hoodies Authentic , extending his point streak to seven games.Beauvillier tied it with 8:55 left with his 10th. He has scored in three straight games, and in each of the three games at the Coliseum.Detroit went ahead 2-1 with 14 seconds remaining in the opening period as Daley scored when the puck just barely crossed the line behind Greiss. The goal was Daley’s second of the season.The goal also represented the 300th career point for the 35-year-old defenseman who spent the majority of his career with Dallas and also won Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017. Daley is also four games from 1,000 in his NHL career.The game also marked return to Nassau for Frans Nielsen, who played 606 games for the Islanders before joining Detroit as a free agent in 2016.NOTES: Each of the three games at the Coliseum have drawn sellouts of 13,917. .. The Islanders have allowed 30 shots or fewer in seven straight games. … The teams meet again in Detroit on March 16. … Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang made his season debut following his recent recall from AHL Bridgeport. … The Islanders scratched forwards Tom Kuhnhackl and Ross Johnston plus defenseman Luca Sbisa. … Detroit scratched forwards Martin Frk and Wade Megan.UP NEXTIslanders: At Colorado on Monday night.Red Wings: At Philadelphia on Tuesday night. MONTREAL (AP) A high-intensity hockey game between the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens took a dangerous turn in the third period, when Andrew Shaw left with an injury.Montreal defeated Dallas 4-2 on Tuesday night but the game went sour when Shaw hobbled off the ice after a helmet-to-helmet collision with former teammate Greg Pateryn.Shaw knocked Pateryn down with a big hit along the boards with 11 minutes left, but the Canadiens winger got the worst of it when their heads collided. With Shaw lying on the ice Washington Capitals Hats Authentic , Pateryn punched him twice in the head.”Kind of makes you feel sick when you see that,” Montreal defenseman Karl Alzner said. ”It’s like in UFC when the guy keeps going after a knockout. It’s unacceptable. You get fired up in the moment and you do things you don’t necessarily think through. It’s not something you ever want to see.”Added Jonathan Drouin: ”I thought Andrew’s hit was clean. I didn’t like the two punches at the end when his head was down on the ice. I think the league might take a look at that one.”After the hit, Shaw lay motionless for several minutes before getting to his feet. He had to be helped off the ice.Canadiens coach Claude Julien said team doctors were monitoring Shaw, but he was not taken to a hospital. Julien said Shaw was ”shaken up,” but did not call it a concussion. Shaw suffered two concussions last season.”He took a run at me and his head hit mine,” said Pateryn, who had an assist on Dallas’ first goal. ”There’s a reason why a guy like that gets four or five concussions a year. His play speaks for itself.”The Canadiens (26-32-12) scored three power-play goals as they snapped their five-game skid. Montreal had not won since March 2.Artturi Lehkonen scored twice and Brendan Gallagher and Nikita Scherbak had a goal apiece. Alex Galchenyuk had two assists.Antti Niemi made 36 saves for his fifth victory of the season. Niemi has not lost in regulation since Feb. 14 Custom Washington Capitals Jerseys , going 3-0-3 during that stretch. The Canadiens were at home for the first time since a 1-3-2 trip.Lehkonen tied it 1-all with a wrist shot, blocker side, at 16:31 of the first period.A four-minute high-sticking penalty to Dan Hamhuis in the second changed the course of the game, with Montreal scoring twice in 35 seconds.First, Lehkonen beat goalie Kari Lehtonen between the legs from the slot at 8:41. And after Radek Faksa took a tripping penalty to give the Canadiens a two-man advantage, Gallagher scored his team-leading 26th of the season at 9:16.Scherbak made it 4-2, again on the power play www.officialhockeyjetsshop.com , at 9:26 of the third.”Especially at this time of the year, with teams pushing for the playoffs, every game is so tight,” said Galchenyuk, who has eight points in his last eight games. ”One or two power plays can make a big difference. It definitely gave us momentum.”The game marked Alexander Radulov’s return to the Bell Centre. Radulov had not faced his former club in Montreal since signing with Dallas as a free agent in the offseason.Faksa got Dallas (38-26-6) on the board at 11:48 of the first period as he deflected Pateryn’s shot past Niemi. Jamie Benn made it 3-2 with 1:40 remaining in the second. Radulov got an assist on the goal.The Stars have lost four of five.”It’s bad,” Radulov said. ”We need points. We’re in the playoff race and we didn’t get it done. We put ourselves in that position. It’s our fault.”The Canadiens announced during the game that defenseman Shea Weber underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a torn tendon in his left foot. The team expects his recovery to take six months.Weber is thought to have been injured when he was hit by a shot in the first game of the season. The 32-year-old has not played since Dec. 16.NOTES: The Stars are two games into a six-game road trip. … The Stars beat Montreal 3-1 earlier this season in Dallas.UP NEXTStars: At the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.Canadiens: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.—
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