Islanders get past Avalance behind Barzal’s 5 assists
NEW YORK — Mathew Barzal had a franchise-rookie record five assists and Nick Leddy and Jordan Eberle each scored twice to help the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche, 6-4, on Sunday night.
Johnny Boychuk and Scott Mayfield also scored for the Islanders and Thomas Greiss made 31 saves.
Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, Alexander Kerfoot scored for Colorado.
New York won for the sixth time in eight games and ended Colorado’s winning streak at three games.
The wild night on the ice was nearly overshadowed off of it when Matt Duchene was traded from Colorado to Ottawa in deal that involved the Nashville Predators.
Duchene stealthy left the ice when team trainers were helping injured Avs forward Blake Comeau off the ice in the middle of the first period. Duchene left the arena in the middle of the second period, briefly speaking with reporters, before jumping into a black SUV waiting outside the Barclays Center.
RED WINGS 4, OILERS 0
EDMONTON, Alberta — Petr Mrazek made 36 saves and Martin Frk and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist in Detroit’s victory over Edmonton.
Frans Nielsen and Gustav Nyquist also scored. The Red Wings have won three of four to reach 7-7-1.
The Oilers dropped to 4-8-1. They have yet to win two games in a row this season.