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Halak, Islanders keep Jackets cold

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jaroslav Halak stopped 37 shots for his 37th career shutout Tuesday to lead the surging Islanders to their fourth straight win, 4-0 over the winless Blue Jackets.

Nikolay Kulemin gave New York the lead late in the first period, and Thomas Hickey, Cal Clutterbuck and John Tavares all scored in the third. Halak made a second straight start after returning from an upper-body injury.

Columbus extended its franchise-worst start and became the third team in modern history to open a season 0-7.

at Canadiens 1 1 1 3
Blues 0 0 0 0

First1, Montreal, Pacioretty 5 (Plekanec, Gallagher), 18:27. PenaltiesMarkov, Mon (interference), 18:59.

Second2, Montreal, Semin 1 (Galchenyuk, Eller), 4:52. PenaltiesOtt, StL, major (fighting), 5:01; Beaulieu, Mon, major (fighting), 5:01; Gilbert, Mon (tripping), 13:13; Edmundson, StL (cross-checking), 17:03.

Third3, Montreal, Mitchell 2 (Subban, Smith-Pelly), 11:53. PenaltiesJaskin, StL (high-sticking), 16:29; Ott, StL, misconduct, 18:26; Emelin, Mon (closing hand on puck), 19:51. ShotsSt. Louis 17-11-10—38. Montreal 11-13-12—36. PPSt. Louis 0 of 3; Montreal 0 of 2. GoaliesSt. Louis, Allen 1-2-0 (36 shots-33 saves). Montreal, Price 6-0-0 (38-38).

Islanders 1 0 3 4
at Jackets 0 0 0 0

First1, N.Y. Islanders, Kulemin 2 (Zidlicky, Hamonic), 18:58. PenaltiesCalvert, Clm (tripping), 6:14; Martin, NYI (roughing), 12:51; Campbell, Clm (roughing), 12:51; Hickey, NYI (hooking), 13:56; Boychuk, NYI, major (fighting), 15:03; Hartnell, Clm, major (fighting), 15:03.

SecondNone. PenaltiesZidlicky, NYI (tripping), 5:29.

Third2, N.Y. Islanders, Hickey 1, 11:20. 3, N.Y. Islanders, Clutterbuck 2 (Nelson), 13:36. 4, N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 4 (Martin, Lee), 16:46 (en). PenaltiesCizikas, NYI (delay of game), 1:22; Nelson, NYI (delay of game), 4:10; Nelson, NYI (hooking), 6:43; de Haan, NYI (slashing), 10:54; Foligno, Clm (roughing), 10:54; Martin, NYI (high-sticking), 13:53. ShotsN.Y. Islanders 14-10-5—29. Columbus 12-13-12—37. PPN.Y. Islanders 0 of 1; Columbus 0 of 6. GoaliesN.Y. Islanders, Halak 2-0-0 (37 shots-37 saves). Columbus, McElhinney 0-2-0 (28-25).

at Devils 0 1 1 1 3
Coyotes 0 0 2 0 2

FirstNone. PenaltiesStone, Ari (interference), 2:16; Matteau, NJ (hooking), 15:16.

Second1, New Jersey, Zajac 1 (Josefson, Larsson), 19:33 (sh). PenaltiesChipchura, Ari, major (fighting), :02; Tootoo, NJ, major (fighting), :02; Arizona bench, served by Downie (too many men), :57; Chipchura, Ari (holding stick), 6:24; Gelinas, NJ (high-sticking), 11:17; Palmieri, NJ (interference), 18:51.

Third2, Arizona, Duclair 5 (Domi, Hanzal), :47 (pp). 3, New Jersey, Cammalleri 2 (Zajac), 7:09. 4, Arizona, Boedker 1 (Ekman-Larsson, Stone), 19:09. PenaltiesO'Neill, NJ (hooking), 3:17; Greene, NJ (tripping), 4:59.

OT5, New Jersey, Larsson 1 (Zajac, Stempniak), :43. PenaltiesNone. ShotsArizona 2-10-7-1—20. New Jersey 5-12-7-1—25. PPArizona 1 of 5; New Jersey 0 of 3. GoaliesArizona, M.Smith 3-1-1 (25 shots-22 saves). New Jersey, Schneider 2-1-1 (20-18).

Stars 1 1 0 2
at Flyers 0 0 1 1

First1, Dallas, Seguin 4 (Ja.Benn, Klingberg), 19:08. PenaltiesJa.Benn, Dal (cross-checking), 1:02; Dallas bench, served by Seguin (too many men), 10:45.

Second2, Dallas, Ja.Benn 6 (Seguin, Goligoski), :11. PenaltiesRoussel, Dal, served by Seguin (interference, roughing), 4:55; Gagner, Phi (roughing), 4:55; Roussel, Dal (slashing), 12:55; White, Phi, served by Gagner, double minor (roughing), 12:55.

Third3, Philadelphia, Couturier 1 (Simmonds, Read), 8:57. PenaltiesOduya, Dal (slashing), 5:38; Simmonds, Phi (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:38; Spezza, Dal (hooking), 13:51; Read, Phi (slashing), 17:52. ShotsDallas 14-12-6—32. Philadelphia 7-13-15—35. PPDallas 0 of 2; Philadelphia 0 of 4. GoaliesDallas, Niemi 2-1-0 (35 shots-34 saves). Philadelphia, Mason 0-2-1 (32-30).

at Penguins 1 0 1 1 3
Panthers 0 0 2 0 2

First1, Pittsburgh, Crosby 1 (Malkin, Letang), 11:00 (pp). PenaltiesBjugstad, Fla (hooking), 10:07; Mitchell, Fla (tripping), 15:01.

SecondNone. PenaltiesBonino, Pit (hooking), 16:24.

Third2, Pittsburgh, Kessel 2 (Scuderi, Crosby), 3:17. 3, Florida, Howden 1 (Brickley, Gudbranson), 11:04. 4, Florida, MacKenzie 1 (Brickley, Howden), 13:57. PenaltiesPlotnikov, Pit (hooking), 4:26; Huberdeau, Fla (cross-checking), 19:35.

OT5, Pittsburgh, Malkin 3 (Letang, Crosby), 1:21 (pp). PenaltiesNone. ShotsFlorida 5-16-11-1—33. Pittsburgh 16-12-5-2—35. PPFlorida 0 of 2; Pittsburgh 2 of 3. GoaliesFlorida, Luongo 2-2-1 (35 shots-32 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 3-3-0 (33-31).

Halak, Islanders keep Jackets cold 10/20/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 10:50pm]
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