Mathew Barzal scored on a power play in the third period and had the only goal in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.
Anthony Beauvillier and Casey Cizikas also scored in regulation for the Islanders, who beat the Red Wings for the fourth straight time — including a 3-2 win at Detroit last Saturday. Thomas Greiss finished with 18 saves.
Thomas Vanek had a goal and two assists, and Gustav Nyquist and Trevor Daley also scored for Detroit, which has lost six of its last eight and nine of the last 13. Jonathan Bernier stopped 45 shots through overtime.
Cizikas and Barzal scored less than three minutes apart in the third to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead with 6 minutes 4 seconds remaining. However, with Bernier pulled for an extra skater, Vanek scored against his former team to tie the score with 1:03 left.
CAPITALS 4, SABRES 3 Alex Ovechkin scored his N.H.L.-leading 29th goal to extend his points streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner as host Washington gained its fifth consecutive victory.
Ovechkin, who had hat tricks in the previous two games, has 17 goals during his points streak and goals in six straight games.
SABRES SUSPEND BERGLUND The Buffalo Sabres suspended forward Patrick Berglund indefinitely for failing to report.
Berglund, who came to the Sabres this season after 10 with the St. Louis Blues, missed the past two games with what Coach Phil Housley initially called an illness.
“From my knowledge talking to the medical staff, he was ill, so we handled it that way,” Housley said. “Obviously, it developed into something different.”
Berglund, 30, has two goals and two assists in 23 games. He was a healthy scratch earlier this season and also missed five games with an upper-body injury.
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