Tavares, Isles slow down Knights

Metro Canada (Calgary) - - CANADA - The As­sO­ci­ATed Press

John Tavares kept up his scor­ing surge with two more goals and the New York Is­lan­ders handed the ex­pan­sion Ve­gas Golden Knights their sec­ond loss of the sea­son, 6-3 on Mon­day night.

An­drew Ladd, Mathew Barzal, Cal Clut­ter­buck and Niko­lay Kulemin also scored, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots to help New York win for the fifth time in six games. Tavares has eight goals in the last four games.

Wil­liam Karls­son, Alex Tuch and Colin Miller scored for Ve­gas, which snapped a fiveg­ame win­ning streak and lost another goalie to an in­jury. With starter Marc-An­dre Fleury and backup Mal­colm Sub­ban al­ready side­lined, Os­car Dansk left af­ter Tavares scored the ty­ing goal late in the sec­ond pe­riod with an ap­par­ent leg in­jury.

Dansk, who came in 3-0 with an NHL-best 1.34 goal­sagainst aver­age, made 17 saves. Maxime La­gace, the fourth goalie Ve­gas has used in its in­au­gu­ral sea­son, came on for his NHL de­but and gave up four goals on 11 shots.

Ve­gas led 2-1 af­ter one pe­riod and the teams played more de­lib­er­ate hockey for the first 10 min­utes of the sec­ond. Dansk made two nice stops on Tavares, who had two hat tricks in the pre­vi­ous three games, in close with about eight min­utes to go.

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Isles cen­tre Mathew Barzal’s goal rolls in past Ve­gas goalie Maxime Le­gace on Mon­day in Brook­lyn.

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