Press-Telegram (Long Beach)

Busy Islanders take time to defeat Sabres

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Mathew Barzal and Scott Mayfield each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Saturday.

The Islanders are in a stretch in which they are scheduled to play 19 games in 33 days for the first time in franchise history. The Islanders are 5-0-1 thus far in this stretch, winning their last four games.

Semyon Varlamov made 20 saves as the Islanders improved to 9-0-2 at Nassau Coliseum this season. PENGUINS 4, FLYERS 3 »

Jared McCann pounced on a rebound and knocked it past Bryan Elliott with less than 10 minutes to go to lead Pittsburgh over Philadelph­ia.

PANTHERS 6, PREDATORS 2 » Noel Acciari scored three goals for his third career hat trick, and Florida picked up its second straight victory. Acciari began the day with no points in 14 games this season.

RANGERS 6, DEVILS 3 » Ryan Strome scored twice and the New York sent New Jersey to a fifth straight loss and eighth in nine games.

CANADIENS 7, JETS 1 » Brendan Gallagher scored twice in a four-goal second period and Carey Price stopped 28 shots to lead Montreal. CANUCKS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 2

» Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller scored in a 42-second span in the third period and Vancouver beat the NHL-leading Toronto Maple to sweep the two-game series. Brock Boeser added a goal and two assists for the Canucks.

COYOTES 5, WILD 2 » Tyler Pitlick scored twice, Conor Garland had a goal and an assist, and Arizona rallied to beat Minnesota.

STARS 5, BLUE JACKETS 0 » Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist and Jake Oettinger made 20 saves for the shutout as Dallas won for only the second time in the past 12 games.

OILERS 3, FLAMES 2 » Connor McDavid picked up his third point of the game with winning goal late in the third period as Edmonton won the Battle of Alberta.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, SHARKS 0» Alex Tuch scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves to pace Vegas.

NOTES » Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo was released from the hospital after spending the night following a “predatory” head hit from Capitals forward Tom Wilson, who received a seven-game suspension. ... The Blues activated fivetime 30-goal scorer Vladimir Tarasenko from injured reserve. He has not played after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder last August

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