Anaheim Ducks intend to play new style with similar roster
LAST SEASON: 44-25-13, 101 points. Finished second in Pacific Division. Lost to San Jose Sharks in first round.
COACH: Randy Carlyle (10th season, 13th NHL season).
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, D Andrej Sustr, C Brian Gibbons, RW Carter Rowney.
LOST: D Francois Beauchemin, D Kevin Bieksa, C Antoine Vermette, LW Jason Chimera, RW J.T. Brown, C Derek Grant.
Ducks extend Canucks’ scoreless streak with 3-0 win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After losing three consecutive games in the heat of a tight playoff race, the Anaheim Ducks were not going to be choosy about who scored their goals or which team they beat.
So when the Ducks skated off home ice Wednesday night with a 3-0 victory over slumping Vancouver, they were more than happy with the result — regardless of whether it came against a Canucks team that's failed to score in its last 10 periods.
Islanders come from behind to beat Sabres 3-2 in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — After further review, Buffalo goalie Robin Lehner was still convinced the Sabres got robbed.
Mathew Barzal scored 1:08 into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Wednesday night. But what drew Lehner's ire was a stoppage in play with a half-minute left in regulation as the NHL replay staff in Toronto reviewed Josh Bailey's shot 30 seconds prior.
Lee, Nelson help Islanders beat Senators 4-2 in finale
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after missing out on the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders closed their season playing their best.
Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored in the second period and the Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Sunday for their season-high sixth straight win. Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera also scored and Nelson had an assist for New York, which was eliminated from playoff contention Saturday night.
Simmonds scores 30th to lead Flyers past Islanders, 6-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers let loose on the Islanders in a wild opening period.
Wayne Simmonds got his 30th goal of the season as Philadelphia scored five times in a fight-filled first on the way to a 6-3 victory over New York on Thursday night.
Dale Weise, Radko Gudas, Jordan Weal, Sean Couturier and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Flyers, who won their third straight game. Philadelphia remained six points out of a playoff spot but still needs to jump three teams.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Islanders were in danger of losing what their interim coach called a must-win game — until they came up with two rapid-fire goals, then set up their captain for the winner.
John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime, and the Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Strome has 2 goals and assist as Islanders beat Devils 6-4
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Strome helped the New York Islanders quickly bounce back from a disappointing loss at New Jersey the previous night to get a big home win against the Devils.
Strome had two goals and an assist to lead the Islanders to a 6-4 victory over the Devils on Sunday night in a chippy game that featured hard hits and a lot of pushing and shoving after whistles.
Giroux scores 3:20 into OT to lift Flyers past Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Giroux scored at 3:20 of overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Islanders 3-2 Sunday night to end New York's three-game winning streak.
Giroux's 11th goal of the season came on pass from defenseman Shayne Gostibehere from behind the net, giving the Flyers a much-needed win after trailing 2-0. Philadelphia 2as 3-9-3 in its previous 15 since a 10-game winning streak.
Lee scores 2 power-play goals, Islanders beat Kings 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are on quite a nice roll.
Anders Lee scored two power-play goals to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, giving New York its third straight win and fourth in the last five games.
"We've been keeping it simple of late," said Lee, who has four goals in two games against the Kings this season. "We've been getting shots on net and being more effective. I'll do my thing down low."
Greiss makes 32 saves; Islanders blank Bruins 4-0
BOSTON (AP) — Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss definitely wanted to be back in net after a poor game.
Playing in Boston again certainly added to his excitement.
Greiss stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season — and the first by an Islanders' goalie in a game in Boston — to lead New York past the Bruins 4-0 on Monday.
Tavares gets hat trick, leads Islanders over Panthers 5-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jack Capuano called his team out — and the New York Islanders responded.
John Tavares scored three goals for his sixth career hat trick and the Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Capuano wasn't happy after Wednesday's 2-1 loss at home to the Panthers and promised some changes if the team didn't play better.
Ladd, Halak lead Islanders to 4-2 win over rival Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are playing their best hockey of the season, and they're doing it against some of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Andrew Ladd scored in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 36 shots to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Tuesday night. John Tavares, Jason Chimera and Scott Mayfield also scored at Barclays Center to help the last-place Islanders improve to 4-0-1 in their last five games.
Halak, 3 quick goals lead Islanders past Ovechkin, Caps 3-0
WASHINGTON (AP) — A season that was going nowhere for the New York Islanders is suddenly looking less dire, thanks the team's first three-game winning streak.
Shane Prince, Brock Nelson and Jason Chimera produced three goals in less than 4 1/2 minutes of the third period Thursday, and Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves, helping the Islanders beat Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 3-0 one night after a victory over Sidney Crosby and the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd scored 1:39 apart midway through the third period to lift the Islanders over Vancouver, 4-2, handing the Canucks their ninth straight loss.
Jason Chimera and Nikolay Kulemin also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 30 shots for the Islanders, who won for just the second time in seven games (2-3-2).
Daniel Sedin scored and Ryan Miller had 28 saves for Vancouver, which fell to 0-8-1 with eight straight regulation losses since opening the season with four wins.
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NEW YORK ISLANDERS
LAST SEASON: 45-27-10, 100 points. Fourth in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Jack Capuano (seventh season, seventh NHL season).
ADDED: LW Andrew Ladd, LW Jason Chimera, RW P.A. Parenteau, D Dennis Seidenberg..
LOST: C Frans Nielsen, RW Kyle Okposo, LW Matt Martin, D Marek Zidlicky.
Washington Capitals at a glance
LAST SEASON: 56-18-8, 120 points. Won Metropolitan Division. Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in second round.
COACH: Barry Trotz (third season, 18th NHL season).
ADDED: C Lars Eller, F Brett Connolly.
LOST: LW Jason Chimera, C Mike Richards, D Mike Weber.