NHL Roundup: Isles Blank Caps 2-0, Move Into First Place In Division

www.oann.com | 1/18/2019 | Staff
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Thomas Greiss stopped 19 shots as the New York Islanders defeated the host Washington Capitals 2-0 Friday night to move into first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.

Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck scored 2:26 apart early in the third period for the Islanders, who won their fourth in a row and improved to 14-3-0 in their past 17 games to move a point ahead of the Capitals and Columbus. The Blue Jackets lost 4-1 Friday night to Montreal.

Braden - Holtby - Shots - Capitals - Losing

Braden Holtby stopped 23 of 25 shots for the Capitals, but their losing streak reached a season-high four games (0-3-1).

Islanders coach Barry Trotz, who led the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup championship last season, was honored with a video tribute during a stoppage in play with 13:41 remaining in the first period.

Sam - Bennett - Game-winner - Outing - Host

Sam Bennett scored twice, including the game-winner, in a three-point outing as host Calgary erased four different deficits to beat Detroit.

The Flames tallied three power-play goals and a short-handed score, and scored four times in the final period. Goalie Mike Smith made 31 saves in the wild win that has Western Conference-leading Calgary on a 6-0-1 roll.

Jimmy - Howard - Shots - Red - Wings

Jimmy Howard stopped 30 shots for the Red Wings, who had a modest two-game winning streak snapped.

Phil Kessel deflected a shot by Sidney Crosby for an overtime power-play goal to lift Pittsburgh past Arizona in Glendale, Ariz.

Richard - Panik - Pittsburgh - Brian - Dumoulin

After Richard Panik was penalized for hooking Pittsburgh’s Brian Dumoulin, Kessel was in front of the net when he shoveled Crosby’s shot past goaltender Darcy Kuemper with 49.9 seconds left in overtime.

Penguins goaltender Matt Murray made 30 saves to improve to 10-1-0 in his past 11 starts. He is 4-0-0 in his career against the Coyotes. Kuemper, who had won four consecutive starts, stopped 32 of 35 shots for the Coyotes. Arizona had won four of its previous five...
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