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barzal, beauvillier lead islanders to 7-2 win over rangers


new york — mathew barzal was terrific and jaroslav halak stepped up at a couple of key moments.it was the islanders' day again in new york.barzal had two goals and three assists, anthony beauvillier added two goals and an assist, and the islanders beat the rangers 7-2 on saturday for their ninth win in the last 10 meetings of the crosstown rivals.shane prince, thomas hickey and cal clutterbuck also scored, helping the islanders to the victory in both teams' first game after their respective five-day byes. jordan eberle had four assists in the isles' highest scoring game of the season, and halak stopped 37 shots."just one of those nights where everything kind of finds its way into the back of the net," said barzal, who leads nhl rookies with 29 assists and 44 points. "it was a great team ef






mathew barzal has 5 assists, islanders beat avalanche 6-4


new york — mathew barzal put on a passing clinic for the new york islanders.barzal had a franchise-rookie record five assists in the islanders' 6-4 victory over the colorado avalanche on sunday night."it's pretty cool i didn't know," barzal said about the record. "actually (jordan eberle) was saying maybe six would be a record, but we were just joking around. i had no idea, so that's a pretty cool thing to do."barzal becoming just the sixth player in islanders' history with five assists in a game, joining mike bossy, denis potvin, stefan persson, brent sutter and pat lafontaine.bossy set the team record of six assists in 1981. barzal also tied a franchise-rookie record with five points in a game.eberle and nick leddy scored twice for new york, and johnny boychuk and scott mayfield also con






lee, beauvillier lead islanders to 2-1 win over devils


new york — anders lee and anthony beauvillier scored to help the new york islanders preserve their slim playoff chances with a 2-1 victory over the new jersey devils on friday night.jaroslav halak stopped 26 shots as the islanders pulled four points behind boston for the second wild card in the eastern conference. new york won at home for the first time since beating the devils here on feb. 19, going 0-4-1 at barclays center in between.halak has won both starts since being called up from ahl bridgeport on march 23, going 2-0 with a 2.05 goals-against average and .932 save-percentage in three appearances.the islanders might have suffered a big injury as captain john tavares left the game late in the third period. tavares fell awkwardly with 3:14 left while chasing a puck behind the devils n






lee, beauvillier lead islanders to 2-1 win over devils


new york — anders lee got the islanders off to a fast start with a big power-play goal early, and they held on for a needed win.anthony beauvillier also scored to help new york preserve its slim playoff chances with a 2-1 victory over the new jersey devils on friday night. jaroslav halak stopped 26 shots as the islanders pulled four points behind boston for the second wild card in the eastern conference.the islanders, coming off a 6-3 loss at philadelphia the previous night, won at home for the first time since beating the devils here on feb. 19 — going 0-4-1 at barclays center in between."we needed to win tonight and we bounced back in a good way," beauvillier said. "we played a strong 60 minutes."however, the importance of the win may have been undermined by the potential loss of captain






beauvillier, greiss lead islanders to 3-0 win over canadiens


montreal — rookie anthony beauvillier scored in the first period, thomas greiss made 24 saves, and the new york islanders beat the montreal canadiens 3-0 thursday night.anders lee scored in the second period and john tavares added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal the islanders' third straight win. new york has won the first two games on a crucial nine-game road swing and improved to 12-4-2 since interim coach doug weight replaced the fired jack capuano.josh bailey and brock nelson each had two assists, and greiss got his third shutout of the season.carey price finished with 21 saves as the canadiens lost coach claude julien's 1,000th nhl game. montreal is 1-2-0 since julien replaced michel therrien last week and has totaled just 14 goals while going 2-7-1 in the last 10 games, i






ladd gets go-ahead goal in third, islanders beat rangers 3-2


new york — after getting off to a slow start, the new york islanders rallied with a strong third period to get a big win in their playoff push.andrew ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining to lift the islanders to a 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival rangers on wednesday night.anders lee had a goal and an assist, and nikolay kulemin also scored for the islanders, who pulled two points behind boston for the eastern conference's second wild-card spot. anthony beauvillier had two assists and thomas greiss stopped 34 shots."we might not have had our best night, we just stuck with it, then found a way," said islanders captain john tavares, who had an assist on ladd's winner. "i think that's what matters most. i think going forward, we just know we have to be a lot






tarasenko scores twice to lift blues over isles 4-3


st. louis — vladimir tarasenko knew he needed to step up with two of st. louis' top centers, paul stastny and jori lehtera, out of the lineup.with alexander steen centering his line, tarasenko scored twice to lead the blues to a 4-3 win over the new york islanders on saturday night."we used to play before a lot of times in the last five years so it's not a new line for us," tarasenko said. "it sounds simple, but we just try to fight for each other, put each other in a good spot, that's why we're winning games."steen and patrik berglund also scored, and the blues won their fourth straight game. carter hutton stopped 21 of 24 shots."in my eyes, that was a character win," st. louis coach mike yeo said. "we said that before the game, that it was going to be a character game. i was confident wi






tarasenko scores twice to lift blues over isles 4-3


st. louis — vladimir tarasenko scored twice to lead the st. louis blues to a 4-3 win over the new york islanders on saturday night.alexander steen and patrik berglund also scored, and the blues won their fourth straight game. carter hutton stopped 21 of 24 shots.new york's thomas greiss stopped 14 of 18 shots in the first two periods before being pulled in favor of jean-francois berube to start the third with the islanders trailing 4-1.brock nelson, anthony beauvillier and nick leddy scored for the islanders, who finished their nine-game trip 5-3-1.






tuesday's nhl roundup - startribune.com


yanni gourde scored two of tampa bay's three goals late in the second period and the host lightning beat the new york islanders 6-2 on tuesday night.after the islanders dominated the first 16 minutes of the second, gourde had a power-play rebound goal at 16:22 and then gave tampa bay a 4-2 lead 1:34 later on another rebound effort. the lightning's top-ranked power play extended the advantage to three when vladislav namestnikov scored 50 seconds after gourde's second of the game.tampa bay also got goals from brayden point, andrej sustr and chris kunitz, and andrei vasilevskiy made 29 saves. the atlantic division leaders are 11-2-1 at home.mathew barzal and jordan eberle scored for the islanders, who had won eight of 10. thomas griess stopped 28 shots.point opened the scoring 34 seconds into






thunderbirds have proved tough to beat with mathew barzal in lineup


the nhl draftee hasn’t been around all season, but when he has the t-birds have been among the best in the whl. seattle goes for a playoff sweep of everett on friday night in kent.there’s little doubt the reason the seattle thunderbirds are poised for another run at a western hockey league title is the team captain that hasn’t always been around.mathew barzal spent the season’s first six weeks with the new york islanders, had a winter stint with team canada’s juniors and missed the opening round of the whl playoffs following a bout with the mumps. but the 19-year-old center from coquitlam, b.c., returned for round 2 against the everett silvertips and — as he has all season when actually in a thunderbirds uniform — lifted his team when most needed.barzal’s two goals last tuesday, including






thunderbirds have proved tough to beat with mathew barzal in lineup


the nhl draftee hasn’t been around all season, but when he has the t-birds have been among the best in the whl. seattle goes for a playoff sweep of everett on friday night in kent.there’s little doubt the reason the seattle thunderbirds are poised for another run at a western hockey league title is the team captain that hasn’t always been around.mathew barzal spent the season’s first six weeks with the new york islanders, had a winter stint with team canada’s juniors and missed the opening round of the whl playoffs following a bout with the mumps. but the 19-year-old center from coquitlam, b.c., returned for round 2 against the everett silvertips and — as he has all season when actually in a thunderbirds uniform — lifted his team when most needed.barzal’s two goals last tuesday, including






staal, rookies power wild to 6-4 win against islanders


st. paul, minn. — a quick start, two rookies contributing and some scoring opportunities while on the penalty kill helped the minnesota wild recover from a dreary loss at home.eric staal had a goal and assist, luke kunin and zack mitchell each scored their first nhl goals, and minnesota beat the new york islanders 6-4 on thursday night.marcus foligno, jason zucker and jonas brodin also scored for minnesota. devan dubnyk stopped 29 shots to win for the second time in six starts this season for the wild, who lost 1-0 at home on tuesday against vancouver, their fifth loss in regulation or overtime through seven games in a season filled with high expectations."not a game we were happy with, which we shouldn't have been," staal said of the loss to the canucks. "the right response is to come out






islanders come from behind to beat sabres 3-2 in ot


new york — after further review, buffalo goalie robin lehner was still convinced the sabres got robbed.mathew barzal scored 1:08 into overtime to give the new york islanders a 3-2 victory over buffalo on wednesday night. but what drew lehner's ire was a stoppage in play with a half-minute left in regulation as the nhl replay staff in toronto reviewed josh bailey's shot 30 seconds prior.video showed the puck hit lehner's glove, which appeared to be slightly over the goal line. after a few minutes, referee tj luxmore announced bailey's goal was good, and the game was tied at 2."toronto is predetermined," lehner said. "how the league works, unfortunately."everything is predetermined against us."bailey set up barzal's game-winner, and jason chimera also scored for the islanders. new york has w






ladd scores 2 as islanders beat rival rangers 4-2


new york — andrew ladd scored twice to lead the new york islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival rangers on thursday night.anders lee and nikolay kulemin also scored, and thomas greiss stopped 25 shots to help the islanders improve to 8-0-2 in their last 10 at home. john tavares had two assists for his 12th multipoint game of the season.the islanders, who swept the four games between the teams a year ago, beat the rangers for the second time in three meetings this season.nick holden and jimmy vesey scored for the rangers, whose season-high six-game winning streak was snapped. henrik lundqvist finished with 19 saves.ladd had an empty-netter with 1:10 left, and then nearly got another in the final minute when he hit a goalpost.the rangers went on a four-minute power play on a hig






sharks waste couture's two-goal effort in loss to islanders


brooklyn — logan couture’s second-career hat trick wasn’t enough to lift the sharks above the .500 mark for the first time this seasonanders lee clinched the new york islanders 5-3 win over the sharks at the barclays center in brooklyn saturday, scoring an insurance goal in the middle of the frame to drop team teal’s record to 3-4 on the season after back-to-back wins earlier in the week.after the sharks opened the season with an 0-2 record on home ice, they improved to 3-3 friday by opening their five-game road trip with a win over the new jersey devils.lee gave the islanders a two-goal lead at 9:47 of the third, his second of the game, burying a nifty feed from john tavares on a two-on-one after the islanders captain showed tremendous patience in getting the puck through defenseman brent






ladd scores in ot and islanders top canucks 4-3


vancouver, british columbia — andrew ladd scored at 1:33 of overtime and the new york islanders defeated the vancouver canucks 4-3 on thursday night.calvin de haan fed ladd in the extra period for a tap-in winner after the canucks had a couple of chances at the other end.john tavares, anthony beauvillier and brock nelson scored in regulation for new york. thomas greiss made 36 saves.josh bailey added three assists for the islanders, who moved a point ahead of toronto for the second wild-card spot in the eastern conference after briefly dropping out of a playoff position following the maple leafs' 4-2 win over the philadelphia flyers earlier thursday.troy stecher, with a goal and an assist, reid boucher and sven baertschi had the goals for vancouver. ryan miller made 24 saves.new york impro






gourde keys lightning surge in 6-2 win over islanders


tampa, fla. — when the tampa bay lightning needed to regain the momentum, yanni gourde took over.gourde scored two of tampa bay's three goals late in the second period and the lightning beat the new york islanders 6-2 on tuesday night.after the islanders dominated the first 16 minutes of the second, gourde had a power-play rebound goal at 16:22 and then gave tampa bay a 4-2 lead 1:34 later on another rebound effort."they came out really strong and i think we came out flat," gourde said. "we score on the power play and momentum turned back around for us. i think that was a key moment."the lightning's top-ranked power play extended the advantage to three when vladislav namestnikov scored 50 seconds after gourde's second of the game.tampa bay also got goals from brayden point, andrej sustr an






flames beat islanders 5-2 for 7th straight victory


calgary, alberta — the flames let their feet slip off the gas for a moment sunday. just not enough to lose the momentum of this startling winning streak.sean monahan had a goal and an assist and calgary beat the new york islanders 5-2 on sunday for its seventh straight victory.the flames left themselves plenty of room for error by jumping to a 4-0 lead in the first period behind goals from michael frolik, tj brodie, micheal ferland and monahan.the islanders made a push in the second period and john tavares cut the deficit to 4-1, but then calgary locked things back down."it was nice to get those goals and to get them in the first period," monahan said. "they didn't let up though. they kept coming, the islanders there. they're a good team, so i think we might've taken our foot of the gas a






ladd scores 2 as islanders beat rival rangers 4-2


new york — two nights after a bad road loss, the new york islanders bounced back with a key home win against one of their biggest rivals.andrew ladd scored twice to lead the islanders to a 4-2 victory over the rangers on thursday night. anders lee and nikolay kulemin also scored, and thomas greiss stopped 25 shots to help the islanders improve to 8-0-2 in their last 10 at home."it was a huge game for us," lee said. "a good response from our last outing."the islanders were coming off a 7-1 loss at toronto on tuesday night when they had a chance to move past the maple leafs into a playoff spot.john tavares had two assists for his 12th multipoint game of the season, helping the islanders move back within a point of toronto for the second wild card in the eastern conference.when asked if this






movement just getting started – the denver post


as new york rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change.that’s just getting started — for the rangers and the rest of the nhl.big moves leading up to and at the draft by the rangers, rival new york islanders, chicago blackhawks and others set up a potentially crazy week to come going into free agency. teams could begin talking to pending free agents sunday and can sign them starting saturday afternoon, and in between there could be plenty more movement now that the vegas expansion draft is over and the foundation has been laid for trades.“everyone had a lot of doubt moving into (the expansion draft) because they didn’t know who will be on their team,” florida panthers general manager dale tallon said. “i think more te






nhl movement just getting started going into free agency


as new york rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change.that’s just getting started — for the rangers and the rest of the nhl.big moves leading up to and at the draft by the rangers, rival new york islanders, chicago blackhawks and others set up a potentially crazy week to come going into free agency. teams could begin talking to pending free agents sunday and can sign them starting saturday afternoon, and in between there could be plenty more movement now that the vegas expansion draft is over and the foundation has been laid for trades.“everyone had a lot of doubt moving into (the expansion draft) because they didn’t know who will be on their team,” florida panthers general manager dale tallon said. “i think more te






nhl movement just getting started going into free agency


as new york rangers players cleaned out their lockers after a second-round playoff exit, all the talk was about impending change.that's just getting started — for the rangers and the rest of the nhl.big moves leading up to and at the draft by the rangers, rival new york islanders, chicago blackhawks and others set up a potentially crazy week to come going into free agency. teams could begin talking to pending free agents sunday and can sign them starting saturday afternoon, and in between there could be plenty more movement now that the vegas expansion draft is over and the foundation has been laid for trades."everyone had a lot of doubt moving into (the expansion draft) because they didn't know who will be on their team," florida panthers general manager dale tallon said. "i think more te






saturday's nhl roundup - startribune.com


marc-andre fleury stopped 26 shots for his first shutout with vegas, william karlsson scored during a three-goal first period and the golden knights beat the washington capitals 3-0 on saturday night.fleury was perfect in his 699th career game and eighth since being selected by vegas in the expansion draft.alex tuch and oscar lindberg also scored in the first period for vegas, which went 4-0-1 on this homestand and has a point in nine straight games.the capitals lost their second in two nights, including a defeat to the coyotes. the capitals had scored at least four goals in six of their previous nine games and hadn't been shut out since a 2-0 home loss to toronto on oct. 17 — the only other time they've been blanked this season.n.y islanders 5, winnipeg 2: mathew barzal led the way with t






hampus lindholm's third goal of game lifts ducks to overtime victory against isl


hampus lindholm scored his third goal of the game in overtime to give the anaheim ducks a 5-4 victory over the new york islanders on thursday night.lindholm's sixth of the season came at 4:03 of the extra period, snapping a three-game losing streak for anaheim.the ducks tied the game with goalie ryan miller pulled for an extra skater when rickard rakell scored at 18:45 of the third period. brandon montour and ryan getzlaf assisted. getzlaf had four assists overall and has points in five games since returning from a facial fracture.andrew ladd put the islanders ahead 4-3 at 7:52 of the third as new york rallied from a 3-1 deficit.ladd's rebound shot for his ninth goal beat miller at 7:52 after islanders captain john tavares tied the game with his second goal of the night at 5:44 of the thir






point's 2nd goal snaps tie in 3rd, lightning top rangers 3-2


new york — brayden point scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 6:39 remaining, and the tampa bay lightning defeated the new york rangers 3-2 on monday night.peter budaj made 26 saves for his first win since tampa bay acquired him from the los angeles kings in a trade for fellow goalie ben bishop. gabriel dumont also scored and nikita kucherov had two assists for the lightning, who extended their winning streak to three games. they have picked up at least one point in eight of their last nine on the road.steven kampfer and michael grabner had the goals for the rangers, who won 4-1 on sunday night in detroit. they still hold a comfortable lead for the first wild card in the eastern conference.tampa bay is in a tight race with toronto and the new york islanders for the final playo






tuesday's nhl roundup


ryan strome ended his monthlong scoring drought at the perfect moment for the invigorated new york islanders.strome and johnny boychuk scored in the third period, thomas greiss made 28 saves and the host islanders beat the league-leading washington capitals 3-2 on tuesday night.strome got his first goal since dec. 31 to put new york up 2-1 6:31 into the final period."we're starting to be more confident, and it feels good when you're winning games," strome said. "we just beat montreal and columbus. the third period, you really have no nerves, and i think that's the strength of our team. just pretty poised and things are going good for us."boychuk scored into an empty net with 1:08 left, and alan quine also had a goal for new york. the islanders are 5-0-1 under interim coach doug weight sinc






ladd scores in ot and islanders top canucks 4-3


vancouver, british columbia — the new york islanders felt a lot better when it was over.it looked bad for a while.andrew ladd scored at 1:33 of overtime, and the islanders beat the vancouver canucks 4-3 on thursday night.new york was thoroughly outplayed for much of the game, but still had a 3-2 lead late in the third. then troy stecher scored for vancouver with 19.3 seconds left."i was in full panic, but i just kind of stood (still)," islanders coach doug weight said. "it's a bad feeling, especially amidst the game we had."you can't believe you're in the lead after two and you come out and have a good period. it's frustrating to give the goal up, but that's what overtime is for."calvin de haan fed ladd in the extra session for his 19th of the season on a tap-in winner after the canucks ha






chimera, greiss lead islanders to 3-1 win over flyers


philadelphia — jason chimera scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period and thomas greiss made 33 saves to lead the new york islanders to a 3-1 victory over the philadelphia flyers on thursday night.john tavares and casey cizikas also scored for the islanders, who have won nine of their last 13 games to move closer to a playoff spot in the eastern conference.wayne simmonds scored for philadelphia, which lost its third straight. the flyers avoided getting shut out in three consecutive regular-season games for the first time in the franchise's 50-year history.the flyers entered holding the second wild-card position in the east, just one point ahead of boston. the islanders three points back but with three games in hand on philadelphia. all total, eight teams were within five points






monday's nhl roundup - startribune.com


john tavares and the new york islanders are on quite a roll.tavares kept up his scoring surge with two more goals and the islanders beat visiting vegas 6-3 on monday night, handing the expansion golden knights their second loss of the season.andrew ladd, mathew barzal, cal clutterbuck and nikolay kulemin also scored."guys did a great job of creating chances, playing hard, winning battles and playing with pace again," tavares said. "we had contributions up and down the lineup."vegas, which ended a five-game winning streak, lost another goalie to injury. oscar dansk left with an apparent leg injury late in the second period.arizona 4, philadelphia 3 (ot): the coyotes got their first win, beating the host flyers on ex-gopher alex goligoski's overtime goal.st. louis 4, los angeles 2: vladimir






2018 nhl winter classic likely to be held at citi field with rangers vs. sabres,


the winter classic likely will make its new york debut on new year’s day 2018, with an outdoor game at citi field in queens between the rangers and sabres close to being finalized, two sources confirmed to newsday.the signature outdoor event for the nhl has been held all around the eastern half of the u.s., but never in new york. advertisement | advertise on newsdaythere were, however, two “stadium series” games, featuring the rangers playing the devils and islanders, at yankee stadium in late january, 2014. the most recent winter classic was at busch stadium in st. louis between the blues and blackhawks on jan. 2.the rangers have played in one prior winter classic, against the flyers in citizens bank park in philadelphia in 2012. the planned selection of the sabres for the next installmen






boeser, barzal leading nhl rookies out of holiday break


glendale, ariz. — the arizona coyotes expected clayton keller to be a key contributor as a rookie this season.few could have seen how big of an impact the 19-year-old forward would have out of the gate.crafty with the puck and blessed with good vision, keller had a goal in his first game of 2017-18 and was the nhl's leading rookie scorer the first month of the season with nine goals and 15 assists.the no. 7 overall pick in the 2016 draft hit a dry spell in december, going 17 games without a goal, but continued to create when he wasn't scoring. he had the game-winning goal in overtime against washington last week and leads the coyotes with 13 goals and 16 assists.here's a look at some of the other top rookies in the nhl this season:___brock boeser, vancouver canucksthe 23rd overall pick of






lee scores 2 to lead islanders to 5-1 win over avalanche


new york — anders lee scored two of new york's three third-period goals to lead the islanders to a 5-1 victory over the league-worst colorado avalanche on sunday night.nick leddy had a goal and two assists, ryan strome and jason chimera also scored and captain john tavares and johnny boychuk added two assists each. jean-francois berube stopped 25 shots in his fifth start of the season as new york improved to 7-0-2 in its last nine at home.the islanders won for the third time in four games and improved to 10-3-2 in their last 15 to pull one point behind toronto and philadelphia for the second wild-card spot in eastern conference.joe colborne scored for colorado and calvin pickard finished with 28 saves.






lee scores 2 to lead islanders to 5-1 win over avalanche


new york — anders lee scored two of new york's three third-period goals to lead the islanders to a 5-1 victory over the league-worst colorado avalanche on sunday night.nick leddy had a goal and two assists, ryan strome and jason chimera also scored and captain john tavares and johnny boychuk added two assists each. jean-francois berube stopped 25 shots in his fifth start of the season as new york improved to 7-0-2 in its last nine at home.the islanders won for the third time in four games and improved to 10-3-2 in their last 15 to pull one point behind toronto and philadelphia for the second wild-card spot in eastern conference.joe mitchell scored for colorado and calvin pickard finished with 28 saves.






why don’t most long islanders know about san remo?


advertisement | advertise on newsdaywhy don't most long islanders know about san remo? most looking at the community on a map would call it by a different name. (credit: newsday) editor’s note: this article is part of a series in which newsday attempts to answer questions from long islanders about life on the island. if there’s a question you want us to answer, send it to us here.why don’t most long islanders know about san remo? “growing up in queens in the mid-60s, i remember bungalows and clamming, and these days when i recall to others, they always say, ‘never...






devils edge islanders 3-2 behind schneider's 40 saves


newark, n.j. — for a franchise with three stanley cup championships and a long list of postseason appearances, the modern-day new jersey devils find themselves having to learn the lessons their predecessors knew by rote.games such as saturday night's 3-2 win over the new york islanders could go a long way toward shaping the organization's future.just ask head coach john hynes."it was a playoff atmosphere," coach john hynes said. "this is where you grow. this is where we're trying to grow out our team and grow our organization to get back (to the postseason), learn how to play in these games and (be) a team that can contend."cory schneider made 40 saves and travis zajac had a short-handed goal and an assist to lead the devils. devante smith-pelley and pavel zacha also scored for new jersey






monday's nhl roundup - startribune.com


alex ovechkin scored his nhl-leading 20th goal, helping the washington capitals end their recent run of futility against the san jose sharks with a 4-1 home victory monday night. the capitals beat the sharks for only the fourth time in 18 meetings since ovechkin entered the league in 2005-06. ovechkin's 578th goal moved him past mark recchi into 20th place all-time.former gophers forward travis boyd made his nhl debut with washington.n.y. islanders 5, florida 4 (so): mathew barzal scored the winning shootout goal for the islanders in sunrise, fla. edina's anders lee scored his 100th career goal. the panthers lost goalie roberto luongo to a leg injury.sabres waive moulson: buffalo waived high-priced and little-used veteran forward matt moulson for the purpose of demoting him to the minors,






ducks prepare to play a road game against the new york islanders – la times


update: the islanders have two 40-point producers in john tavares and josh bailey. the linemates are tied for third place in the nhl with 42 a piece. anders lee, who also plays on the top unit, has 36 points. the ducks have just two players who have eclipsed the 20-point mark, and one of them, corey perry (22), remains sidelined with a knee injury. rickard rakell (8-13-21) is the other. ... the isles rank second in the nhl with 121 goals, but their 120 goals allowed owns the same ranking. ... the ducks reassigned joseph blandisi to san diego on wednesday, hours before the league's holiday roster freeze went into effect. ... defenseman brandon montour, who ranks third on the ducks with 16 points, was a surprise healthy scratch in tuesday's defeat to the new york rangers. ... ryan getzlaf ad






family of eden prairie teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina den


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon killed an eden prairie teenager as she was undergoing routine wisdom teeth extraction, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice/wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several of his missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015, shortly before the healthy student-athlete was to make college visits ahead of her senior year.the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early into the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those misste