Beauvillier scores 2, Islanders beat Capitals 5-3

Beauvillier scores 2, Islanders beat Capitals 5-3

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New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) celebrates his second goal of the game with right wing Josh Bailey (12) during the first period of their game against the Washington Capitals on Monday.

Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Josh Bailey had three assists and the New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin stuck at 698 career goals in beating the Washington Capitals 5-3 Monday night.

The Islanders jumped out to a 5-1 lead and held on to hand the Capitals a second consecutive regulation loss at home. Washington also lost center Evgeny Kuznetsov to a scary-looking upper-body injury when he was crunched into the boards in the second period.

Leo Komarov, Devon Toews and Jordan Eberle also scored, chasing Washington rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov after he allowed five goals on 20 shots. Braden Holtby, who got yanked after allowing seven goals on 25 shots behind a similarly weak defensive performance Saturday against Philadelphia, stopped all 12 shots he faced in relief.

Thomas Greiss made 25 saves to pick up his 16th victory of the season for New York. Barry Trotz improved to 4-0 in Washington as Islanders coach since leading the Capitals to the Stanley Cup in 2018.

John Carlson, Lars Eller and T.J. Oshie scored for the Capitals.

LIGHTNING 2, BLUE JACKETS 1, OT: Nikita Kucherov scored his second goal of the game 31 seconds into overtime to give Tampa Bay its seventh straight win.

Columbus' Zach Weresnki turned the puck over behind his own net and Victor Hedman fed it out to Kucherov, who beat Elvis Merzlikins for his 27th.

Former Blue Jackets backup Curtis McElhinney, starting ahead of Andrei Vasilevskiy on the first night of a back-to-back, had 31 saves to extend the Lightning's point streak to nine games (8-0-1). They are 19-2-1 in the last 22 games.

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored for Columbus, and Merzlikins finished with 28 saves.

FLYERS 4, PANTHERS 1: James van Riemsdyk had a goal and assist, Carter Hart stopped 30 shots in his return from injury and Philadelphia beat Florida.

Travis Sanheim, Ivan Provorov and Claude Giroux also had goals for Philadelphia, which is 6-1-1 in the last eight. The Flyers improved to 19-5-4 at home.

COYOTES 3, CANADIENS 2: Jakob Chychrun scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with a minute left, lifting Arizona past Montreal.

Derek Stepan and Taylor Hall also scored for the Coyotes, who scored three goals after going down 2-0 early. Antti Raanta made 26 saves.

Jake Evans and Brendan Gallagher scored for the Canadiens. Carey Price stopped 31 shots.

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