Streak­ing Is­lan­ders win again

The Columbus Dispatch - - Sports -

Devon Toews scored the tiebreak­ing goal early in the se­cond pe­riod, Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots and the New York Is­lan­ders beat the Min­nesota Wild 2-1 on Sun­day in New York.

An­thony Beauvil­lier also scored for Metropoli­tan Di­vi­sion-lead­ing New York, which won for the fourth time in five games and ninth in 12 (9-1-2). The Is­lan­ders, who beat Colorado 4-3 in over­time Sat­ur­day, im­proved to 15-2-1 in backto-back games, in­clud­ing 9-0-0 on the back end.

Mikael Gran­lund scored for the Wild, who lost for the fifth time in six games (1-3-2). De­van Dub­nyk, start­ing for the se­cond straight game af­ter fac­ing just 18 shots in a 4-2 win at New Jersey on Sat­ur­day, had 32 saves.

Min­nesota pressed for the ty­ing goal in the third, out­shoot­ing New York 12-9 in the pe­riod af­ter to­tal­ing just 15 shots over the first 40 min­utes.

Greiss im­proved to 4-0-1 in his last five games, giv­ing up just three goals on 157 shots in the stretch.

BLACK­HAWKS 5, RED WINGS 2: Do­minik Kahun had two goals and an as­sist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and Chicago beat Detroit for its sev­enth straight vic­tory.

BRU­INS 2, AVALANCHE 1, OT: Brad Marc­hand scored 4:03 into over­time and Bos­ton beat Colorado to ex­tend its points streak to seven games.

JETS 3, SABRES 1: Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal with 3:55 re­main­ing and Win­nipeg beat Buf­falo to snap an 0-2-1 skid.

BLUES 5, PREDA­TORS 4, OT: Vladimir Tarasenko com­pleted a hat trick 16 sec­onds into over­time and St. Louis beat Nashville to sweep a home-and-home set with their sea­son-best sixth straight vic­tory.

DEVILS 3, HUR­RI­CANES 2: Mar­cus Jo­hans­son scored twice, Keith Kinkaid made 32 saves and New Jersey pre­vented Carolina from mov­ing into a play­off spot.

LIGHT­NING 5, PAN­THERS 2: Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an as­sist to lift Tampa Bay over Florida.

RANGERS 4, MAPLE LEAFS 1: Alexan­dar Ge­orgiev had a ca­reer-high 55 saves to lead New York over Toronto.

DUCKS FIRE COACH: The Ana­heim Ducks fired coach Randy Car­lyle amid a se­v­engame los­ing streak. The Ducks an­nounced gen­eral man­ager Bob Mur­ray will take over as in­terim coach for the re­main­der of the reg­u­lar sea­son.

[KATHY WILLENS/THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS]

New York goalie Thomas Greiss made 26 saves to help the Is­lan­ders beat Min­nesota on Sun­day.

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