Islanders win in return to the Coliseum
First game back in the building since 2015 a success vs. Columbus
Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and New York won in its return to the Nassau Coliseum, rallying to beat Columbus.
Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the second period to tie it, and Thomas Greiss stopped 28 shots. Markus Hannikainen and Pierre-luc Dubois scored for Columbus.
It was the Islanders’ first regular-season game in 31/2 years at the Coliseum, the team’s home from its inception in 1972 until 2015. This was the first of 21 games at the arena as part of a unique arrangement with Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the Islanders’ home since the 2015-16 season. Canadiens 5, Rangers 2: Shea Weber and Artturi Lehkonen each scored twice and Montreal beat New York to snap a five-game losing streak. Tomas Tatar also scored, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots. Jimmy Vesey and Ryan Strome scored for the Rangers.
Red Wings 4, Bruins 2: Frans Nielsen scored his first goal of the season to break a tie with 8:07 left, and Jimmy Howard made 37 saves in Detroit’s victory over Boston. David Backes and Ryan Donato scored for Boston.
Jets 4, Devils 3 (OT): Mark Scheifele scored his second goal of the game at 4:43 of overtime, tucking the puck past former Union standout Keith Kinkaid to lift Winnipeg past New Jersey.
Maple Leafs 5, Wild 3: Nazem Kadri broke a tie with 3:20 to play and Zach Hyman scored twice in Toronto’s victory over Minnesota. Hyman added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal Toronto’s fourth straight victory and Minnesota’s third loss in a row.
Lightning 5, Panthers 4 (OT): Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and Tampa Bay overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat Florida.
Senators 6, Sharks 2: Ben Harpur scored his first NHL goal, Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots and the Senators beat San Jose to spoil Erik Karlsson’s return to Ottawa. The former Senators captain was playing his first game in Ottawa since he was traded to San Jose in the offseason.
Coyotes 6, Blues 1: Clayton Keller had a goal and two assists and Arizona scored four second-period goals to rout St. Louis.
Flyers 4, Penguins 2: Dale Weise scored in the first minute of the third period and Philadelphia held on.
Stars 2, Canucks 1: Alex Radulov scored with 3:23 left to lift Dallas past Vancouver.
Predators 5, Blackhawks 2: Eeli Tolvanen scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead Nashville. Stars 2, Canucks 1: Alex Radulov scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period as Dallas edged Vancouver.
Note: William Nylander’s contract impasse with Toronto has ended. The restricted free agent signed a six-year deal worth $10.2 million this season and $6.9 million a year the rest of the seasons.
The Islanders’ Casey Cizikas, left, scores the tie-breaking goal againstBlue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.