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Net rookies propel Isles past Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Michael Grabner scored twice and rookie goalies Nathan Lawson and Kevin Poulin combined to stop 36 shots as the Islanders' beat the Sabres 5-2 Friday.

Rick DiPietro sat with the flu.

Lawson started and stopped 10 shots in the first before leaving with a left knee injury sustained during a goal-mouth scramble. His status is unknown. Poulin then stopped 26 of 28 shots.

That was enough to beat Buffalo, which didn't look like a team that entered on a 7-2-1 roll.

Said Sabres left wing Nathan Gerbe: "It's embarrassing."

Game highlights: Jarome Iginla reached 20 goals for the 12th consecutive season (and 13th in his 14 NHL seasons) to help the Flames defeat the Stars 7-4. Dallas' team-record road win streak ended at eight. … Tomas Plekanec scored twice as visiting Montreal beat Ottawa 7-1. Montreal is 7-1-2 in its past 10.

Forsberg back: Former league MVP Peter Forsberg will practice with the Avs today to see if he is in shape for a return to the team. Forsberg, 37, hopes to make a decision afterward. He has played sporadically recently because of a troublesome right foot.

Around the league: Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was fined $50,000 for comments about league vice president Mike Murphy, who is in charge of goal reviews. He was upset about a Coyotes goal Wednesday that Murphy didn't overturn and suggested Murphy wouldn't give the Kings a favorable call because he once lost out on their GM job.

Islanders 2 1 2 5
at Sabres 0 0 2 2

First Period1, N.Y. Islanders, Grabner 13 (Schremp), 7:26. 2, N.Y. Islanders, Moulson 15 (MacDonald, Hamonic), 10:30. PenaltiesMontador, Buf (tripping), 6:00; Okposo, NYI (hooking), 7:10; Nielsen, NYI (tripping), 10:48; Colliton, NYI (holding), 16:17.

Second Period3, N.Y. Islanders, Parenteau 12 (Tavares), 14:35. PenaltiesNone.

Third Period4, N.Y. Islanders, Hillen 2 (Comeau, Schremp), 14:33. 5, Buffalo, Gerbe 4 (Weber), 16:38. 6, Buffalo, Gerbe 5 (Grier), 16:43. 7, N.Y. Islanders, Grabner 14 (Okposo), 19:58 (en-pp). PenaltiesGerbe, Buf (slashing), 16:50; Buffalo bench, served by Connolly (too many men), 18:23. Shots on GoalN.Y. Islanders 10-9-10—29. Buffalo 10-9-19—38. Power-play opportunitiesN.Y. Islanders 1 of 3; Buffalo 0 of 3. GoaliesN.Y. Islanders, Lawson 1-3-1 (10 shots-10 saves), Poulin (0:00 second, 28-26). Buffalo, Miller (10-8), Lalime 0-5-0 (10:30 first, 18-16). A18,690 (18,690).

at Flames 2 3 2 7
Stars 2 1 1 4

First Period1, Calgary, Tanguay 12 (Morrison, Regehr), 3:40. 2, Dallas, Morrow 19 (Ribeiro, Benn), 8:34. 3, Dallas, Richards 19 (Ribeiro, Robidas), 12:12. 4, Calgary, Jokinen 9 (Moss), 15:10. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period5, Calgary, Backlund 5 (Jackman, Pardy), 11:51. 6, Calgary, Moss 9 (Hagman, Sarich), 17:10. 7, Calgary, Morrison 6 (Tanguay, Iginla), 18:04. 8, Dallas, Grossman 1 (Ribeiro), 19:12. PenaltiesHagman, Cal (holding), 2:11; Tanguay, Cal (tripping), 13:34.

Third Period9, Dallas, Neal 20 (Langenbrunner, Richards), :31. 10, Calgary, Iginla 20, 4:20. 11, Calgary, Moss 10 (Jokinen, Giordano), 12:12 (pp). PenaltiesBenn, Dal (hooking), 12:03; Ott, Dal, served by Wathier, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 17:05; Sarich, Cal, major (fighting), 17:05; Moss, Cal (goaltender interference), 18:43; Morrow, Dal (boarding), 18:55. Shots on GoalDallas 7-7-7—21. Calgary 7-6-6—19. Power-play opportunitiesDallas 0 of 2; Calgary 1 of 2. GoaliesDallas, Raycroft 8-4-0 (19 shots-12 saves). Calgary, Karlsson 4-3-4 (21-17). A19,289 (19,289).

Canadiens 2 3 2 7
at Senators 1 0 0 1
Canadiens 2 3 2 7
at Senators 1 0 0 1

First Period1, Montreal, Pouliot 10 (Darche, Weber), 1:53. 2, Montreal, Plekanec 15 (Kostitsyn), 3:45. 3, Ottawa, Kelly 10 (Campoli, Z.Smith), 9:20. PenaltiesNone.

Second Period4, Montreal, Gionta 16 (Gomez, Pacioretty), 1:12. 5, Montreal, Pacioretty 4 (Gomez, Wisniewski), 5:33 (pp). 6, Montreal, Plekanec 16, 11:27. PenaltiesZ.Smith, Ott (slashing), 4:41; Neil, Ott (interference), 16:18; Weber, Mon (slashing), 19:10; Gill, Mon (hooking), 19:38.

Third Period7, Montreal, Kostitsyn 13, 2:18. 8, Montreal, Subban 5 (Wisniewski, Desharnais), 12:43 (pp). PenaltiesPacioretty, Mon (high-sticking), 7:09; White, Mon, major (fighting), 12:16; Phillips, Ott (cross-checking), 12:16; Lee, Ott, major (fighting), 12:16; Gill, Mon (roughing), 19:36; Z.Smith, Ott, minor-misconduct (roughing), 19:36. Shots on GoalMontreal 7-15-13—35. Ottawa 12-10-12—34. Power-play opportunitiesMontreal 2 of 3; Ottawa 0 of 3. GoaliesMontreal, Price 24-15-4 (34 shots-33 saves). Ottawa, Brodeur 0-1-0 (15-11), Elliott (5:33 second, 20-17). A20,337 (19,153).

.Fast Facts

Very quick goals

Buffalo's Nathan Gerbe scored two goals Friday in five seconds. The NHL's fastest goals by one player:

Player TeamSec.

Nels Stewart Mon. *4

Jan. 3, '31, 5-3 win over Bruins

Deron Quint Winnipeg4

Dec. 15, '95, 9-4 win over Oilers

Nathan Gerbe Buffalo5

Friday, 5-2 loss to Islanders

Pete MahovlichMon. #5

Feb. 20, '71, 7-1 win over 'Hawks

* Maroons # Canadiens

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