Islanders beat Panthers 2-1 for 11th win in 12 games

NEW YORK – Scott Mayfield scored in the third period, Thomas Greiss stopped 37 shots and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Saturday for their 11th win in 12 games.

Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist to help New York bounce back from a 4-3 home overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The Islanders earned a point for the 12th straight game, a stretch that followed a 1-3-0 start and began with a 3-2 shootout win against the Panthers at Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 12.

Aleksander Barkov scored for Florida, and Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 34 saves. The Panthers lost in regulation for just the second time in 13 games.

LIGHTNING 5, SABRES 3

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Pat Maroon scored twice and Tampa Bay swept the two-game series in Sweden.

Swede Victor Hedman also scored for the Lightning, delighting the home crowd, and Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves. Tampa Bay beat Buffalo 3-2 on Friday night.

Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart scored for Buffalo. The Sabres have lost five in a row.

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