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The Canadiens rallied from a 3-1

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault was 13 when goalie Marc-Andre Fleury got his first NHL win on Oct. 18 Adidas Martin Hanzal Jersey , 2003.Nearly 15 years later, Marchessault helped Fleury reach a major milestone with victory No. 407.Marchessault scored twice and Fleury tied Glenn Hall for 10th place in NHL history as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night.“I feel really honored to be among these guys (in the top 10),” said Fleury, who made 26 saves for the defending Western Conference champions. “I just try to do my part, try to do my job stopping the puck. Tonight, I thought it was a great team effort, it wasn’t just me. It was our best game by far this season.”Cody Eakin and William Karlsson also had goals for the Golden Knights, who scored more than two for the first time in seven games this season.Vladimir Sobotka scored with 37 seconds left, spoiling Fleury’s bid for his 50th career shutout.For the second consecutive game, the 15-year veteran came up with clutch stops. Sobotka skated in alone in the third period and fired a wrist shot from the left side, but Fleury’s glove was too quick. Not long after that, during a penalty kill Adidas Blake Comeau Jersey , Fleury’s glove nabbed Kyle Okposo’s attempt from the right side.Vegas stymied all six Sabres power plays and improved to 17 of 21 on the penalty kill this season. Buffalo, meanwhile, is 4 for 24 on the power play.Sabres goalie Carter Hutton stopped 25 shots.After starting the season with a 5-2 home loss to Philadelphia, the Golden Knights stumbled during a 2-3-0 road trip, as they couldn’t quite find the magic that helped them open last season 8-1-0.Tuesday, they played their most complete game of the young season, looking like the high-energy expansion team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final in June.The victory avenged a loss in Buffalo, where the Sabres outskated, outhustled and outplayed the Golden Knights in a 4-2 win on Oct. 8.“We played a real good, solid hockey game. I thought we were the better team most of the night and worked hard,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said. “I seen a lot of things we’re going to have to do the rest of the year. Really happy with the performance. Too many penalties, but (the penalty kill) did a great job.”The Sabres have scored a power-play goal in each of their three wins Adidas Erik Condra Jersey , going 4 for 9 in those games, but are now 0 for 15 on man-advantage opportunities in their three losses.“Special teams were the critical part of our game,” coach Phil Housley said. “We focused on that before the game. We knew that they did not have a power-play goal up to this point and they probably were working on it. We missed an assignment on the (penalty kill) and our power play let us down.”Marchessault ended the Golden Knights’ power-play drought with a minute left in the first period, taking a crisp pass from Karlsson and one-timing it over Hutton’s glove.Vegas, which was 4 for 29 on the power play through seven games last season, was 0 for 16 with the man advantage heading into the game. The Golden Knights finished the night 1 for 3.Eakin scored his third of the season in the second period, when his short-handed goal gave Vegas a 2-0 lead two minutes in.Karlsson, who led the team with 43 goals last season, scored his first of the campaign. It took Karlsson seven games to get his first goal last season, too.Marchessault added an empty-net goal for the final margin.NOTES: Buffalo’s Patrik Berglund played in his 700th career game. … The Sabres entered 6-0-1 in their previous seven road games against Pacific Division opponents. … Through their first six games, the Golden Knights held a lead for 7:47. After Marchessault’s first goal, they led the Sabres for 41:01.UP NEXTSabres: At the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.Golden Knights: Host the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. NEW YORK (AP) — After his team’s first four skaters in the shootout couldn’t beat goalie Thomas Greiss Adidas Anton Khudobin Jersey , Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien decided to go with the right-handed Joel Armia instead of Charles Hudon.The move paid off.Armia scored in the fifth round on the first shootout attempt of his career to lift the Canadiens over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Monday night.“We knew the glove side was the place to go, and you saw our lefties go to their backhand,” Julien said. “We had Hudie on our list there to go, but he was a left shot, so we opted for Armie, who has a quick release, and I thought that was going to give us the better chance.”Max Domi and Jonathan Drouin each had a goal and an assist, Artturi Lehkonen also scored and Noah Juulsen added two assists. The Canadiens rallied from a 3-1 deficit after 20 minutes to win for the fifth time in the last six meetings with the Islanders.“Everybody knew we weren’t as good as we can be in the first period,” Armia said. “I think everybody knew that if we’re going to have a chance to win this game, we’re going to have to be a lot better, and I think we did a pretty good job of that.”Antti Niemi started in place of Carey Price and made 21 saves before stopping all five of New York’s attempts in the shootout. Montreal has won seven of 11 (7-3-1).“We are a resilient group,” Domi said. “We bounced back and it was good to see. We know what it takes to win. It’s fun. Winning is great. When you come back to win in another team’s arena Adidas Chris Terry Jersey , it’s even better.”Casey Cizikas scored twice and Valtteri Filppula also had a goal for the Islanders, who snapped a season-high five-game winning streak. Greiss stopped 32 shots.“We were awful, plain and simple,” New York coach Barry Trotz said. “The right team won tonight. That was our worst game of the year.”The Islanders went on the power play with 27 seconds left in regulation when the Canadiens were caught with too many men on the ice but came up empty on the man advantage for the fourth time in the game.Trailing by two after 20 minutes, the Canadiens came out with increased intensity in the second. They outshot the Islanders 15-6 and pulled within one with a power-play goal late in the period. Domi fired a shot from the right circle that beat a screened Greiss on the goalie’s blocker side with 4:24 remaining. It was Domi’s eighth goal and team-leading 15th point.Montreal nearly tied it almost two minutes later on another power play, but Jeff Petry’s shot hit the goalpost.The Canadiens then tied it at 7:43 of the third when Lehkonen scored on a tip in front on a long shot by Juulsen.“We had a slow start that first period and we weren’t ourselves,” Julien said. “We talked about what we needed to do … and what needed to get better and I guess the guys just responded well.“That’s what you need to see. Not every game is going to be perfect. How you react to certain situations is important. I thought our reaction after the first was extremely good.”The Islanders got on the scoreboard first when Cizikas knocked in a loose puck off a rebound of Adam Pelech’s shot from above the left faceoff circle 4:04 into the game for his first goal in eight games.The lead lasted less than two minutes. Drouin got a pass from Domi and beat Greiss from the left circle for his fourth at 5:59.Filppula regained the lead for New York just 1:45 later. Komarov stole the puck from Brendan Gallagher and skated up the left side on a 2-on-1 rush, went around a sliding Canadiens defenseman and passed it in front to Filppula, who beat Niemi glove side with his fifth.Cizikas skated up the left side on a 2-on-1 with Ross Johnston and tried to send a pass to his teammate. It deflected back to him off the skate of Montreal’s Jordie Benn, and Cizikas beat Niemi for his fifth. It gave him his first multigoal game since Oct. 7, 2017, against Buffalo.NOTES: Domi has eight goals and four assists in his last 10 games. … The teams play two more times this season Adidas Dennis Cholowski Jersey , on March 14 at the Nassau Coliseum, and March 21 at Montreal. … Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello became the third GM in NHL history to be in charge for 2,400 games, joining David Poile (2,704) and Glen Sather (2,700). … Bailey snapped an eight-game point streak.UP NEXTCanadiens: At the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.Islanders: At Tampa Bay on Thursday night to open a two-game trip to Florida.

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