The New York Islanders scored six unanswered goals Thursday night as they spoiled the return of their former captain John Tavares with a 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at a raucous Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee, Casey Cizikas, Valtteri Filppula, Nick Leddy and Brock Nelson scored for the Islanders. New York goalie Robin Lehner recorded 34 saves.
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Zach Hyman scored in the first period for the Maple Leafs, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Goalie Garret Sparks made 31 saves.
Tavares, who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Islanders before signing as a free agent with his hometown Maple Leafs in July, was held off the scoresheet. He was booed from the moment he took the ice for warmups — one fan threw a jersey at him — and every time he stepped on the ice during the game.
Brad - Richardson - Goals - Arizona - Vancouver
Brad Richardson scored four goals as Arizona defeated Vancouver in Glendale, Ariz. Richardson, who scored three goals last season, netted his first hat trick since October 2010. It was the first four-goal game by a Coyotes player since Keith Tkachuk had one in 1997.
Alex Galchenyuk also scored, and Vinnie Hinostroza and Richard Panik each had three assists for the Coyotes, who have won five consecutive games. Darcy Kuemper made 37 saves to beat the Canucks for the fourth time in as many meetings this season.
Tanner - Pearson - Antoine - Roussel - Vancouver
Tanner Pearson and Antoine Roussel scored for Vancouver, which lost for the second time in as many nights and dropped to 3-7-3 in its past 13 games. Thatcher Demko, playing in the third game of his NHL career, stopped 19 of 24 shots.
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