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Page6D Sunday,October18,2015 DemocratandChronicle. com HOCKEY NEW YORK - Kyle Ok- poso scored the tiebreak- ing goal early in the third period and added two assists as the New York Islanders beat San Jose 6-3 Saturday night, handing the Sharks their first loss of the season. Johnny Boychuk, And ers Lee, Josh Bailey, B rock Nelson and Frans N ielsen also scored to h elp the Islanders win their third straight — all at their new Brooklyn home. Jaroslav Halak made his season debut after missing the first four games due to an undisclosed upper body injury and finished with 22 saves. Joe Pavelski, Nikolay Goldobin and Joel Ward scored for San Jose, which opened the season 4 -0-0. Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots. Capitals 4, Hurricanes 1: Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists in his season debut to lead the Washington Capitals to a victory over the Carolina Hurri- c anes. Penguins 2, Maple L eafs 1: Evgeni Malkin and Olli Maatta scored first-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins held o n for a victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Canadiens 4, Red Wings 1: Jeff Petry s cored the go-ahead goal 6 :32 into the third period and the Montreal Cana- diens moved to 6-0-0 for the first time in franchise history with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Brendan Gallagher scored in the second, Tomas Plekanec made it 3-1 a nd then Brian Flynn s cored an empty-netter f or Montreal, which last w ent unbeaten in its first six games in 1977-78 (50-1). Rookie Dylan Larkin scored for Detroit (3-2-0), which lost its second game in a row. Stars 4, Panthers 2: Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn scored two goals each to rally the Dallas Stars to a victory over the Florida Panthers. Patrick Sharp had two a ssists and Jari Lehtonen stopped 22 shots to improve to 3-0-0. Predators 4, Senators 3, SO: James Neal scored twice in regulation and the shootout winner as the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Sena tors. Neal had two power- p lay goals, while Craig Smith also scored for Nashville (4-1-0). Mike Hoffman had a p air of goals for the Senators (3-2-1), while Mark Stone picked up the other. NHL ROUNDUP Okposo, Islanders hand Sharks their first loss ASSOCIATED PRESS STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA Montreal660012207 Tampa Bay 642081 9 1 5 O ttawa632171917 Florida53206169 Detroit532061513 Toronto513131217 Boston 413021 3 1 8 B uffalo51402914 Metropolitan Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. I slanders 5311717 1 5 W ashington431061310 N.Y.Rangers532061313 Philadelphia42115710 Pittsburgh5230479 Carolina514021117 New Jersey 4031161 3 C olumbus505001226 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP WLO T P ts G F G A Winnipeg54108189 Dallas541081913 St.Louis541081712 Nashville54108149 Minnesota430171311 Colorado422041514 Chicago 523041 0 1 3 Pacific Division GPWLOTPtsGFGA San Jose54108178 Vancouver 531171 5 9 A rizona43106136 Calgary 4130281 4 L os Angeles41302413 Anaheim40311111 Edmonton40400513 NOTE:Two points for a win,one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Nashville 4,Ottawa 3,SO Montreal 4,Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 2,Buffalo 1 D allas 4,Florida 2 P ittsburgh 2,Toronto 1 W ashington 4,Carolina 1 N.Y.Islanders 6,San Jose 3 Columbus at Chicago E dmonton at Calgary Boston at Arizona Sunday’s Games New Jersey at N.Y.Rangers,1p.m. S t.Louis at Winnipeg,3 p.m. M innesota at Anaheim,8 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver,9 p.m. C olorado at Los Angeles,10 p.m. Summaries Lightning 2,Sabres 1 Buffalo 100—1 Tampa Bay 011—2 First Period— 1,Buffalo,Reinhart 1(Ennis), 2 :52. Second Period— 2,Tampa Bay,Namestni- kov 2,13:41. Third Period— 3,Tampa Bay,Killorn 1 (T.Johnson,Palat),16:03 (pp). Shots on Goal— Buffalo 16-7-9—32.Tam- p a Bay 3-12-7—22. Power-play opportunities —Buffalo 0 of 3;Tampa Bay 1of 4. Goalies— Buffalo,C.Johnson 1-4-0 (22 shots-20 saves).Tampa Bay,Bishop 4-2-0 (32-31). A— 19,092 (19,204). T— 2:27. Predators 4,Senators 3 Nashville 1110—4 Ottawa 0210—3 Nashville won shootout 2-1 F irst Period— 1,Nashville,Neal 2 (Josi), 9:49 (pp). Second Period— 2,Ottawa,Stone 2 (Turris, Hoffman),:15.3,Ottawa,Hoffman 2 (Turris, S tone),12:47.4,Nashville,C.Smith 3 (Ribei- r o,Ekholm),17:57. Third Period— 5,Nashville,Neal 3 (Josi, Weber),11:36 (pp).6,Ottawa,Hoffman 3 ( Karlsson,Wiercioch),16:28. Overtime —None. ShootouT— Nashville 2 (C.Smith NG, Forsberg G,Neal G),Ottawa 1(Turris NG, R yan G,Hoffman NG). Shots on Goal— Nashville 9-7-8-1—25. Ottawa 13-13-12-3—41. Power-play opportunities —Nashville 2 of 6;Ottawa 0 of 2. Goalies— Nashville,Hutton 1-0-0 (41 shots-38 saves).Ottawa,Anderson 3-1-1 ( 25-22). A— 16,895 (19,153). T— 2:50. Canadiens 4,Red Wings 1 Detroit 010—1 Montreal 013—4 First Period— None. Second Period— 1,Detroit,Larkin 2 (Zetterberg),4:47.2,Montreal,Gallagher 1,7:44 (pp). Third Period— 3,Montreal,Petry 1(Gal- chenyuk,Desharnais),6:32 (pp).4,Montre- a l,Plekanec 5 (Gallagher),17:56.5,Montreal,Flynn 1,19:59 (en). Shots on Goal— Detroit 8-9-5—22.Mon- treal 12-9-20—41. Power-play opportunities —Detroit 0 of 3;Montreal 2 of 5. Goalies— Detroit,Mrazek 1-1-0 (40 shots-37 saves).Montreal,Price 5-0-0 (2221). A— 21,288 (21,287). T— 2:35. Panthers 4,Stars 2 D allas 013—4 Florida 020—2 First Period— None. Second Period— 1,Florida,Barkov 3 (Hu- berdeau,Jagr),:59.2,Florida,Pirri 1 ( R.Smith,Petrovic),2:03.3,Dallas,Seguin 2 (Sharp),6:31. Third Period— 4,Dallas,Ja.Benn 4 (Seguin, S pezza),:50 (pp).5,Dallas,Seguin 3 (Klingb- erg,Ja.Benn),16:58.6,Dallas,Ja.Benn 5 (Sharp,Seguin),19:41(en). Shots on Goal— Dallas 5-16-16—37.Flori- da 8-8-8—24. Power-play opportunities —Dallas 1of 2 ;Florida 0 of 1. Goalies— Dallas,Lehtonen 3-0-0 (24 shots-22 saves).Florida,Luongo 2-2-0 (363 3). A— 12,834 (19,250). T— 2:30. Penguins 2,Maple Leafs 1 Toronto 100—1 Pittsburgh 200—2 First Period— 1,Pittsburgh,Malkin 2,5:49. 2,Pittsburgh,Maatta 1(Plotnikov,Scuderi), 6 :28.3,Toronto,Komarov 3 (Gardiner,Kad ri),13:09. Second Period— None. Third Period— None. Shots on Goal— Toronto 13-8-6—27. Pittsburgh 8-9-16—33. Power-play opportunities —Toronto 0 of 4;Pittsburgh 0 of 5. Goalies— Toronto,Bernier 0-3-0 (33 shots-31saves).Pittsburgh,Fleury 2-3-0 (27-26). A— 18,650 (18,387). T— 2:30. Capitals 4,Hurricanes 1 Carolina 001—1 Washington 103—4 First Period— 1,Washington,Oshie 2 ( Backstrom),15:57 (pp). Second Period— None. Third Period— 2,Washington,Backstrom 1 ,1:38.3,Carolina,Skinner 1,7:45.4,Washington,Carlson 2 (Backstrom,Oshie),9:43 (pp).5,Washington,Ovechkin 3,16:11. Shots on Goal— Carolina 5-7-7—19. W ashington 17-10-7—34. Power-play opportunities —Carolina 0 of 4;Washington 2 of 2. Goalies— Carolina,Ward 1-3-0 (34 shots-30 saves).Washington,Holtby 3-1-0 (19-18). A— 18,506 (18,506). T— 2:26. Islanders 6,Sharks 3 San Jose 120—3 N.Y.Islanders 033—6 First Period— 1,San Jose,Pavelski 2 (Braun,Thornton),13:04. Second Period— 2,N.Y.Islanders,Boychuk 1(Strome,Tavares),:21.3,San Jose,Goldobin 1(Thornton,Braun),:41.4,N.Y.Islanders, Lee 2 (Strome,Tavares),2:27 (pp).5,San Jose,Ward 1(Nieto,Stalock),9:20.6,N.Y. Islanders,Bailey 2 (Nielsen,Okposo), 13:58. Third Period— 7,N.Y.Islanders,Okposo 2 (Bailey),4:18.8,N.Y.Islanders,Nelson 2 (Grabovski,Kulemin),11:10.9,N.Y.Islanders, Nielsen 1(Okposo,de Haan),17:02 (en). Missed Penalty ShoT— Grabovski,NYI, 17:47 first. Shots on Goal— San Jose 10-8-7—25.N.Y. I slanders 10-12-12—34. Power-play opportunities —San Jose 0 o f 2;N.Y.Islanders 1of 3. Goalies— San Jose,Stalock 0-1-0 (33 shots-28 saves).N.Y.Islanders,Halak 1-0-0 ( 25-22). A— 11,577 (15,795). T— 2:37. NHL Leaders Through games of Friday,October 16 G oal Scoring Name TeamGPG Zach Parise Minnesota 45 J ustin Abdelkader Detroit 44 A nthony Duclair Arizona 44 J aromir Jagr Florida44 Gabriel Landeskog Colorado44 Oscar Lindberg NY Rangers54 John Mitchell Colorado 44 M ax Pacioretty Montreal54 Tomas Plekanec Montreal54 Jason Spezza Dallas 44 S teven Stamkos Tampa Bay 54 K yle Turris Ottawa54 J amie Benn Dallas43 Max Domi Arizona 43 C ody Eakin Dallas43 Boone Jenner Columbus53 Patrick Kane Chicago 53 D avid Krejci Boston43 B ryan Little Winnipeg 53 P atrick Marleau San Jose43 NHL TAMPA, Fla. - Ben B ishop set a team record f or career wins, Alex Killorn scored a go-ahead goal with 3:57 left in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the B uffalo Sabres 2-1on Satu rday night. Tampa Bay also got a goal from Vladislav Nam- estnikov. Sam Reinhart scored h is first NHL goal for the S abres, who have scored once in three of their five games this season. Tampa Bay defense- man Victor Hedman, hurt when he was checked into the boards by Dallas’ Jamie Benn in Thursday’s 5-3 loss to the Stars, didn’t p lay. The team said Hed- m an, who underwent concussion protocols, is day to day with an unspecified injury. Bishop won his 84th g ame with the Lightning, b reaking a tie with Nikolai Khabibulin after making 31saves. Chad Johnson made 20 saves for Buffalo. K illorn made it 2-1 f rom the low-right circle during a power play. After the defending Eastern Conference champions had been out- played for most of the first 30 minutes, Namest- nikov got the Lightning even at 1by skating in a lone on Johnson and c hipping the puck over the goalie with 6:19 left in the second. Reinhart opened the scoring 2:52 into the first b y beating beat Bishop f rom in-close off a pass from behind the net by Tyler Ennis. Buffalo outshot the Lightning 16-3 during the f irst period, and 23-15 t hrough two. Bishop made several saves during a Sabres’ power play midway through the third, includ- ing a right circle shot by rookie Jack Eichel. Notes: Killorn returned after missing one g ame due an upper body i njury. … Lightning D Nikita Nesterov served the first game of a two- game suspension for hitting Dallas’ Curtis M cKenzie from behind T hursday. … The Sabres will complete the four- game season series with Tampa Bay in their 15th game overall this season o n Nov. 10. … The Lightn ing won the first game between the teams, 4-1on Oct. 10. LIGHTNING 2, SABRES 1 AP Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save on a shot by Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly during the third period of Saturday’s game. Bishop, Killorn key T B win over Sabres MARK DIDTLER ASSOCIATED PRESS Todd Skirving scored a pair of early first-period goals just 25 seconds apart. They also outshot the Falcons 16-8 in the third period. But the Falcons used crisp, quick passing to set u p Kevin Dufour for the tying goal with just 3:04 r emaining in the third period. Both goalies — Mike Rotolo for RIT and Chris N ell for Bowling Green — m ade sure it stayed 2-2 through the five-minute o vertime. And, instead of a downtown hockey celebration f or 10,566 fans at sold-out Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial, RIT’s Brick City Homecoming game ended without a winner. “It’s frustrating; you never want a tie game,” said Skirving, a junior forward who scored just four goals in 39 games l ast season. “You always want to win. If you don’t w ant to win, I don’t know why you’re playing. “But we can take a lot o f positives from that g ame.” That’s something the T igers couldn’t say on opening weekend. They lost 6-0 at Clarkson on O ct. 9 and 5-1at St. Lawrence the next night. That’s the worst two- game goal differential since RIT became an NCAA Division I program in 2005-06. So after a week of high-energy practices, the Tigers responded. They generated plenty of offensive-zone riding t ime. They held the Falcons to 29 shots. Rotolo p layed very well in goal, with little to no chance to stop either shot that beat h im. “ I thought we actually outplayed them,” Rotolo s aid. The annual Brick City game has not been kind to R IT. Fans always flock to the one off-campus home game of the regular season; this was the sixth consecutive sellout for the homecoming game. But the Tigers are just 25-2, and winless in the past four (0-3-1). “I’ve never won a (Brick City) game here,” senior defenseman Alexa nder Kuqali said. “But if we keep doing what we d id tonight, I’m not going to be worried.” KEVINO@gan- n ett.com ADRIAN KRAUS RIT's Todd Skirving, right, celebrates his second goal of the first period at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday as part of RIT's Brick City Homecoming Weekend. RIT Continued from Page 1D

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