Isles thriving in Brooklyn

– John Tavares and Nikolay Kulemin scored in the third period and the Islanders held on to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Thursday night.

Anders Lee, a former Edina star, and Kyle Okposo, a former Gopher, scored in the second period to tie the score for the Islanders.

Thomas Greiss finished with 44 saves. Tavares and Lee also had an assist and Mikhail Grabovski added two as New York won its second straight and improved to 2-0-1 in its new Brooklyn home.

"Our crowd has been great," Tavares said. "Fans have been great. They have brought energy and passion."


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•CANADIENS STAY UNBEATEN: Carey Price made 25 saves and the Montreal Canadiens made team history with a 5-0 start, the latest win 3-0 over the New York Rangers.

•BLUES PLAY SPOILER: Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen scored in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-2 victory over winless Edmonton in the Oilers' home opener.

•SHUTOUT FOR FLEURY: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots for his 39th career shutout as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 2-0.

•CAPS STYMIE BLACKHAWKS: Braden Holtby stopped 26 shots and Alex Ovechkin scored a goal as the host Capitals beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1.