Pulock’s power-play goal pushes Islanders past Flyers
Ron Hainsey, Pierre Engvall and Chris Mueller also scored for the Leafs. Curtis McElhinney stopped all 20 shots he faced after replacing Garret Sparks, who made nine saves, midway through the second period.
The teams will play an exhibition rematch Saturday night in Buffalo.
Tavares made it 3-1 with his third of the preseason at 3:42, finishing off a sequence he started in the Toronto zone. The star center fed a stretch pass to Mitch Marner, who in turn dropped it back to Timothy Liljegren. The rookie defenseman blasted a one-timer, and Tavares was there to bury the rebound.
Tavares added an empty-netter with 43.2 seconds remaining.
Pulock’s goal accounted for the only time New York led in the game. The Islanders came back from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1.
Shayne Gostisbehere opened the scoring with a power-play goal 8:30 into the game, and Travis Konecny added an even-strength goal at 17:37 of the second period.
Carter Hart started in goal for Philadelphia and stopped all nine shots he faced in his half of the game before being replaced by Anthony Stolarz, who allowed all three New York goals on 10 shots.
Petr Mrazek started for Carolina and made nine saves on 10 shots spanning the first two periods before being replaced by Alex Nedeljkovic, who stopped all eight shots he faced in the third.
Nicklas Backstrom’s goal at 12:21 of the first accounted for Washington’s scoring.
Braden Holtby started in goal for Washington, and allowed three goals on 18 shots in two periods. Ilya Samsonov stopped six of seven shots in the third.
Gustavsson was acquired as part of the Derick Brassard trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and was making his Senators debut. The 20-year-old gave up three goals on 17 shots.
Sammy Blais and Pat Maroon scored first-period goals, and Robert Bortuzzo added an empty-netter.
Sergei Bobrovsky started for Columbus and made 14 saves on 16 shots in his half of the game before being replaced by Brad Thiessen, who stopped all 10 shots he faced.
The Flames’ five preseason games include two just completed in China, as the NHL says it is trying to broaden the game’s appeal.
Since the Flames took their best players on the trip, that kept a lot of veterans off the ice Friday.
Erne and Andy Andreoff each had two points. Andreoff had a goal and an assist.
Roman Josi scored Nashville’s goal.
Pekka Rinne started for the Predators and allowed four goals on 18 shots in two periods. Troy Grosenick stopped all eight shots he faced in the third.
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