Tavares has led the Islanders in scoring in each of his first four NHL seasons. He had 28 goals — third most in the league.
Matteau briefly made the jump from junior hockey to the big league last season, earning a spot on the roster coming out of training camp.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they take the ice for Game 2 tonight against the Boston Bruins.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are halfway to the ultimate goal of hoisting the Stanley Cup, but before they get to that point, they have to go through the Boston Bruins.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots in earning his seventh NHL playoff shutout, and Derick Brassard scored a second-period goal for the New York Rangers, who stayed alive with a 1-0 victory.
Brooks Orpik scored 7:49 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders in Game 6, 4-3 and won the series 4-2.
Rangers will host Game 6 of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, and they will need to win to force a deciding contest in the nation’s capital on Monday.
Patrik Elias scored twice and the New Jersey Devils kept with faint playoff hopes alive by rallying from a two-goal deficit for a 6-2 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday.
Ilya Kovalchuk is returning to the New Jersey Devils’ lineup for Saturday’s game against the Florida Panthers.
Yale will celebrate the school’s first NCAA hockey championship with a rally at Ingalls Rink.
Yale and Quinnipiac typically meet on the ice with little more than local bragging rights and the upper hand in the ECAC at stake. Not so much the next time around.
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John Tavares and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory.
Sabres will try to extend their longest winning streak of the season on Sunday night as they open a four-game trek against the New York Rangers.