Hall, Swayman lift Bruins past Islanders 3-0

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BOSTON (AP)Taylor Hall scored his second goal in two nights, Jeremy Swayman stopped 25 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Islanders 3-0 on Friday, their second win over New York in two nights.

David Pastrnak added his 17th goal of the season and Curtis Lazar had a late empty-netter as Boston put more distance between itself and the idle New York Rangers for the East Division’s final playoff spot.

Ilya Sorokin had 21 saves for the Islanders, who have lost three of four.

Coming off a 4-1 win on Thursday night, the Bruins were again solid defensively, turning back all five of New York’s power play chances.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS 4, DUCKS 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Robin Lehner made 16 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th of his career, and Vegas extended its winning streak to five games.

William Karlsson, Chandler Stephenson, Nicolas Roy and Brayden McNabb scored for the Golden Knights, who moved within two points of the West Division-leading Colorado Avalanche. Stephenson added an assist and Mark Stone had two assists to help Vegas improve to 3-0 on its four-game trip to Southern California.

Lehner, who missed over a month of play between February and March with a concussion, made just his 13th start of the season while picking up his 10th win. It was his first shutout since March 3, 2020, against the New Jersey Devils.

John Gibson made 44 saves as last-place Anaheim saw its two-game winning streak end.

CANADIENS 2, FLAMES 1

MONTREAL (AP) – Tyler Toffoli scored two goals, including the winner in the third period, to lift Montreal to a victory that snapped Calgary’s three-game winning streak.

Toffoli was credited with the go-ahead goal at 15:45 of the third after he deflected in a pass from Joel Armia over the glove of Jacob Markstrom.

Jake Allen made 13 of his 28 saves in the first period for the Canadiens, who had lost three of their previous four games – including a 4-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday night.

Elias Lindholm scored the lone goal for the Flames.

WILD 3, SHARKS 2

ST. PAUL, Min.. (AP) – Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 20 saves and Minnesota held on to win.

Mats Zuccarello and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who won their second straight.

Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane scored Martin Jones stopped 15 of 18 shots for the Sharks, who lost their fourth in a row.

The teams face off again Saturday night in St. Paul.

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