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DETROIT (AP) — Niklas Kronwall scored to give Detroit a two-goal lead Womens Steven Stamkos Jersey , and later in the first period, he knocked Anders Lee off his feet with a high, hard hit.After that, the New York Islanders began asserting themselves.Matt Martin scored a tiebreaking goal with 16:36 remaining in the third period, capping an impressive comeback for the Islanders in a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings on Saturday night. New York trailed 2-0 after the first period but rallied with goals by Casey Cizikas, Ryan Pulock and Martin.Tempers flared after Kronwall’s hit on Lee. Moments later, Josh Bailey of the Islanders took Kronwall down in the corner. Then Bailey and Larkin had a scrap that earned fighting majors for both.“I thought when that hit happened, with Bailey going over there and answering the bell, I thought from that standpoint, he pulled the rest of the group in,” New York coach Barry Trotz said. “Our leadership, the guys were really good.”Lee was able to return to the game after getting stitched up, and he didn’t seem to have much of an issue with the hit.“I had my head down, looking for the puck in my skates Tyler Johnson Jersey , and he hit me with a good shoulder check,” Lee said. “That’s hockey.”There was no penalty assessed on the play.“The hard part when you’re coming north-south is to not touch the head at all,” Kronwall said. “I think when you’re skating, you’re in a position where your head is basically the point of your body that’s the most forward. You try to go through the chest or shoulder. Sometimes you end up catching the head. That’s basically all I can say about it.”Justin Abdelkader and Kronwall scored for Detroit in the first, but the Islanders came all the way back. The game winner came when Luke Witkowski of the Red Wings wasn’t able to handle the puck cleanly when it bounced off the boards behind the net. It ended up on Martin’s stick in front of the goal, and he capitalized for his fourth goal of the season.“I loved the way we responded tonight,” Martin said. “We were 2-0 down and our captain is down and bleeding — that’s a pretty bad start, but we talked about it after the first period and we decided we weren’t going to let this one get away that easily. We had to step up. Our leading scorer got into a fight, which you don’t see very often, but that’s the kind of player Josh is.”Detroit opened the scoring when Larkin split two New York players and forced a save by goalie Thomas Greiss. Abdelkader scored on the rebound.Seconds later, the Red Wings had a goal called back for offside, but they eventually went up 2-0 on Kronwall’s tally. The Islanders gave the 37-year-old defenseman plenty of time to skate to the middle and shoot past a screened Greiss from just inside the blue line. It was his first goal of the season.The Islanders quickly rallied to tie it in the second. After Cizikas made it 2-1, Pulock scored on a slap shot from the right circle while the Islanders had a two-man advantage.“We had an excellent first period, and we could have had more goals Victor Hedman Jersey ,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We needed to either score at least one more or not take the 5-on-3, because you are always likely to give up a goal on those and then it was a new game.”Later that period, there was another fight, this one between Abdelkader and Johnny Boychuk.NOTES: Greiss made 23 saves, and Jonathan Bernier made 16 for Detroit. … Lee’s four-game goal streak was snapped. … Bailey earned an assist on the goal by Pulock for his 400th career point. … Kronwall’s 81st career goal moved him past Marcel Pronovost for fourth on Detroit’s career list among defensemen. … Red Wings F Tyler Bertuzzi returned after a two-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.UP NEXTIslanders: Host Pittsburgh on Monday night.Red Wings: Host Los Angeles on Monday night. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) For years, the San Jose Sharks seemed to have all the ingredients necessary to win a Stanley Cup. With the possible exception of a goaltender who could steal a game when the rest of the team wasn’t in top form.Martin Jones has been just that kind of goalie since coming to San Jose three years ago. He helped the Sharks make it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016; was their best player in a first-round loss to Edmonton a year ago; and played at an elite level once again during a first-round sweep against Anaheim this month.”He’s just calm. Nothing really rattles him,” captain Joe Pavelski said. ”This time of the season that goes such a long ways. You know you’re going to face a little adversity, you know you’re going to maybe have it in your own end at times and you need some saves and he’s always been there. Nothing’s really fazed him. As a team playing in front of a goalie like that, it gives you a lot of confidence.”Few goalies have ever been better in the postseason than Jones, who has a 1.90 goals against average and .931 save percentage in 36 playoff contests heading into a second-round meeting against Vegas.Jones has the lowest goals against average of any active goalie with at least 20 postseason games and ranks third all-time in playoff percentage, trailing only Braden Holtby (.932) and Tim Thomas (.933).Having that rock on the back end provides comfort for the rest of the team, knowing Jones has the ability to erase any mistakes they make and will keep the Sharks in the game.”It’s not just the saves, it’s the timing of the saves Yanni Gourde Jersey ,” coach Peter DeBoer said. ”When you make saves at key times or the right times of the game you have that confidence as a group to try to make more plays or take a chance here or there to score a goal, because you know if it’s the wrong decision that a lot of nights he has those guys’ back.”Jones has been outstanding ever since joining the Sharks three years ago after beginning his career as Jonathan Quick’s backup in Los Angeles. The Kings traded him to Boston in June 2015 only to watch the Bruins almost immediately deal him to the rival Sharks for Sean Kuraly and a first-round draft pick.The move paid off immediately as Jones quickly proved he had what it took to be a No. 1 goalie in the regular season and even better on the bigger stage of the playoffs.He anchored the team on a run to the Stanley Cup Final two years ago and was far and away San Jose’s top player in a six-game loss to Pittsburgh. He was outstanding again last year in a first-round loss to Edmonton and has been even better this year.He earned a shutout in Game 1 against the Ducks, set a franchise playoff record with 45 regulation saves in Game 3, and helped seal the clincher with several point-blank stops against Corey Perry to protect a one-goal lead. He stopped 128 of 132 shots for a .970 save percentage in the series.”He’s an all-star,” Couture said. ”He’s a top goalie in the league, and I think that’s known now. He’s been great since he’s been a San Jose Shark.”The understated Jones said he doesn’t concern himself with where he ranks among top goaltenders or who is in the opposing net, even if it’s a player as talented as Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 127 of 130 shots in a first-round sweep against the Kings.Jones said he has plenty to worry about with the skaters on the Golden Knights.”They’re a fast team. They come at you with all four lines, they forecheck hard,” he said. ”They’re a tenacious hard-working team. We have to make sure we’re prepared properly and ready to go for the start of Game 1. They don’t give you any room to breathe really. They come at you hard.”STATWATCHJones’ career .931 save percentage is third best ever among goalies with at least 20 playoff games. He has allowed more than three goals in regulation just twice in 34 playoff starts.BIGGEST MOMENTJones thrived on the big stage of the Stanley Cup Final two years ago against Pittsburgh when he was probably San Jose’s best player. Jones had a .932 save percentage for the series and had 44 saves in a 4-2 win in Game 5 that kept the Sharks alive.SOMETHING TO WATCH FORJones wasn’t at his best against Vegas this season, with a 3.32 goals against average and .899 save percentage. He was knocked out early in the second period of the first meeting after allowing three goals on 14 shots, and lost two other times. Jones did stop 24 of 25 shots in a 2-1 home win last month against the Golden Knights.—

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