Bailey’s overtime goal lifts Islanders
Left winger Josh Bailey scored 54 seconds into overtime to give the Islanders a 3-2 victory over the Ducks in their home opener Sunday night.
Centers Brock Nelson and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, and goalie Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots to help New York get its first win of the season after opening with two road losses.
Defenseman CamFowler and center Ryan Getzlaf scored in the third period for the Ducks, while John Gibson finished with 27 saves. Anaheim fell to 0-3 on its season-opening five-game trip. The Ducks trailed 2-0 in the third before rallying to tie it. Fowler halved the deficit at 8:31 when his wrist shot deflected off Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey’s skate and over Halak’s shoulder.
Then, with the Ducks using six skaters with the goalie pulled, Getzlaf tied it with 1 minute remaining when his one-timer went inside the right post on Halak’s blocker side.
Bruins C Patrice Bergeron resumed skating and has not been ruled out for the team’s game against the Jets on Monday, coach Claude Julien said. Bergeron missed the first two games because of a lower-body injury. Julien also said goalie Tuukka Rask, who missed Saturday’s game against the Maple Leafs with soreness, is expected to start. … The Rangers agreed to terms with free agent RW Justin Fontaine on a two-way contract and assigned him to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.