Islanders’ Mathew Barzal: First goal in 11 games

Barzal scored the winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime win over the Golden Knights.

With 32 seconds remaining when he faked a one-timer, ran into the top right circle and Logan Thompson went to the blocker side. The goal was a welcome relief for Barzal, who has had just one assist in the last 10 games and hasn’t scored in the same amount of time. Still, the attacking wizard has 43 points, including 12 goals, in 51 games this season and could see his score rise if the Islands are traded for a real goalscoring threat before the deadline.

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