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Islanders 4, Coyotes 0

Ilya Sorokin stopped 17 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, Brock Nelson scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 Friday night.

Scott Mayfield had a goal and an assist, and Austin Czarnik also scored to help the Islanders get their third straight win and seventh in their last nine (7-1-1).

“That’s the style we want to play,” Mayfield said. “When we got in their end we were able to control the puck. We didn’t give easy exits coming back through the neutral zone, stuff like that. We did a good job offensively and that’s sometimes your best defense.”

Sorokin, who has seven career shutouts, got his sixth win in his last eight starts and has only allowed 15 goals over that stretch. The 26-year-old goaltender is 11-7-5 in his second NHL season.

Scott Wedgewood finished with 31 saves but the Coyotes snapped a two-game winning streak in the second of a four-game trip. Arizona failed to score in both meetings against New York this season, losing 3-0 at home on Oct. 23.

Mayfield opened the scoring with 6:09 left in the first on a slap shot from the point in which Lee screened Wedgewood. Mathew Barzal got a loose puck off an offensive zone face off and danced around Nick Schmaltz before getting the puck back to Adam Pelech who eventually set up Mayfield.

The Islanders doubled their lead 2:58 later as Mayfield sent a cross-ice pass to Czarnik for an easy tap-in near the back post. Islanders captain Anders Lee also picked up an assist on the play.

“They are good at playing the trap game so it’s hard to get back into it after that,” Coyotes defenseman Dysin Mayo said.

New York improved to 12-4-4 when scoring the first goal and outshot the lifeless Coyotes 35-17.

“It was really tough to create offense against them,” Coyotes coach Andre Tourigny said.

Nelson sealed the victory when he scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season in the third. First, he gathered a bouncing puck and fired a wrist shot past Wedgewood at 1:22. Then, midway through the period, Nelson crashed the net and finished a pass from Anthony Beauvillier. The play was reviewed, but the original call of a good goal stood.

"They play a really good brand of hockey, they don't give you much," Islanders coach Barry Trotz said of the Coyotes. "They are a lot more dangerous than their record indicates."

The Islanders improved to 7-1-1 in their last nine at UBS Arena after starting 0-5-2 at their $1.2 billion new home. New York began the season on a 13-game road trip, tying an NHL record, as the construction on the venue was completed. New York also recorded its eighth straight win on home ice against Arizona.

The Islanders are 12-2-2 when they score at least three goals, including shootout winners. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 100-11-13 when scoring three or more.

Mayfield skated in his 121st consecutive game and is one of three Islanders — along with Cal Clutterbuck and Zach Parise — to participate in every game during the 2021-22 regular season.

Penguins 5, Blue Jackets 2

Sidney Crosby notched his 15th career hat trick and added an assist to lead Pittsburgh to its fourth straight win.

Brian Dumoulin had a goal and two assists, Mike Matheson added a goal and an assist, and Bryan Rust had two assists for the Penguins, who have won 15 of its last 17 games.

Casey DeSmith stopped 10 shots in the first period before being pulled and replaced in the second by Tristan Jarry, who stopped all 15 shots he faced.

Gus Nyquist and Boone Jenner scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost four of their last five home games. Joonas Korpisalo had 26 saves.

Stars 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Roope Hintz scored a power-play goal at 2:51 of overtime to lift Dallas.

It was the second win in a row for the Stars, who rallied from a one-goal deficit late in the third period to send it to the extra period.

After Tyler Bertuzzi gave the Red Wings a 4-3 lead with a power-play goal with 6:14 left in regulation, Jason Robertson tied it for the Stars with 1:13 remaining.

Ryan Suter, Joel Kiviranta and Esa Lindell also scored for Dallas, which outshot Detroit 31-28. Braden Holtby made 24 saves and improved to 9-0-2 in his last 11 starts against Detroit.

Robby Fabbri, Pius Suter and Dylan Larkin had the other goals for the Red Wings, whose modest two-game winning streak came to an end.

Wild 5, Blackhawks 1

Ryan Hartman scored twice, Marcus Foligno had a goal and an assist, and Minnesota won for the fourth time in five games.

Calen Addison and Brandon Duhaime also had goals for the Wild.

Kappa Kahkonen stopped 35 shots for Minnesota but didn’t face many difficult challenges beyond Dylan Strome’s goal with 5:03 to play. He was at his best while turning back Kirby Dach’s difficult wrist shot and Alex DeBrincat’s close-in drive, which he gloved, six minutes into the third period.

The Blackhawks dropped their second straight after winning four in a row.

Ducks 5, Lightning 1

Derek Grant scored two goals, John Gibson made 32 saves and Anaheim emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak with a victory over Tampa Bay.

Kevin Shattenkirk and Vinni Lettieri had a goal and an assist apiece, and Nicolas Deslauriers added a short-handed, empty-netter for the Ducks with 7:37 to play. Anaheim reclaimed sole possession of second place in the Pacific Division by routing the overall NHL co-leaders for only its third win in 12 games.

Ross Colton scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots for the Lightning, whose four-game winning streak ended in the teams’ first meeting since Jan. 31, 2020.

Blues 5, Kraken 0

Ville Husso stopped 27 shots, Tyler Bozak scored shot-handed and St. Louis pounded Seattle.

The Blues have won two straight and five of six. Bozak and Brayden Schenn scored in the first period, and Pavel Buchnevich, Colton Parayko and Jordan Kyrou scored in the third. Parayko’s goal came on a penalty shot.

The Kraken were shut out for the second time this season and ended a two-game winning streak. Joey Daccord had 26 saves.

Wild 5, Blackhawks 1

Ryan Hartman scored twice, Marcus Foligno had a goal and an assist, and Minnesota beat Chicago.

Calen Addison and Brandon Duhaime also had goals for Minnesota, who won for the fourth time in the last five games.

Kappa Kahkonen stopped 35 shots for Minnesota but didn’t face many difficult challenges beyond Dylan Strome’s goal with 5:03 to play. He was at his best while turning back Kirby Dach’s difficult wrist shot and Alex DeBrincat’s close-in drive, which he gloved, six minutes into the third period.

The Blackhawks dropped their second straight after winning four in a row.

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