DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are playing their best hockey of the season while perhaps hurting their chances of winning the NHL draft lottery.Anthony Mantha scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick http://www.officialpredators.com/authentic-adidas-ryan-hartman-jersey
, lifting Detroit to a 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night.Jimmy Howard had 31 saves for the Red Wings, who have won five straight for the first time this season. The run has decreased their odds of getting the No. 1 pick in the draft to possibly select American star Jack Hughes — much to the chagrin of some of their fans.“The fact that our young players are the ones that are driving this winning streak should temper some of those concerns,” coach Jeff Blashill said. “These are the guys that are going to make the impact than anybody we draft.”Taro Hirose scored his first NHL goal early in the third period, just 8 seconds after Mantha completed his hat trick.The 24-year-old Mantha scored twice in the opening period to give Detroit a 2-0 lead and scored again 1:17 into the third period to tie the game at 3. Hirose, who signed March 12 as a 22-year-old free agent from Michigan State, put the Red Wings up 4-3 while their fans were still roaring after the tying goal.Filip Hronek, a 21-year-old defenseman, gave Detroit a two-goal cushion with 7:57 remaining in regulation, and 22-year-old captain Dylan Larkin added an empty-net goal in the final minute.“We’re just trying to enjoy the last couple of days, last week,” Mantha said. “It shows on the ice.”The Bruins Ryan Johansen Jersey
, meanwhile, lost three of four games for the second time in March to give Toronto a chance to catch them for second place in the Atlantic Division.“We want to get to the point where we could have the luxury of resting people,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “We’d also like to play for what’s in front of us, which is second place. We’re allowing some of that opportunity to get away.”The Bruins took a one-goal lead into the third period after David Backes redirected a shot into the net with a minute left in the second. Boston’s Jake DeBrusk scored early in the second and Brad Marchand tied the game midway through the period with a franchise-record 26th short-handed goal.“It’s nice, but it doesn’t mean as much when you don’t win,” Marchand said.Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 shots for the Bruins.Even though Detroit will miss the playoffs for a third straight year, Blashill is expected to get a two-year contract extension this week. The rebuilding franchise is developing young players such as Mantha and Larkin under Blashill and the team is competing for him even though it has been out of contention for much of the season.“They’re competing hard,” Marchand said. “They’re kind of loose right now. They’re feeling it, playing really well.”NOTES: Marchand’s short-handed goal broke Boston’s record set by Rick Middleton between the late 1970s and late 1980s. … Detroit D Danny DeKeyser left the game with a lower-body injury.UP NEXTBruins: Play at Columbus on Tuesday.Red Wings: Play Pittsburgh at home Tuesday. NEW YORK (AP) — After a sluggish start in their first game out of the Christmas break, the New York Islanders picked up their intensity in the latter part of the second period and then steamrolled the Ottawa Senators in the third.Mathew Barzal had two goals and an assist to help the Islanders rally for a 6-3 win over the Senators on Friday night for their fifth win in six games. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee Viktor Arvidsson Jersey
, Johnny Boychuk and Casey Cizikas also scored for New York, which came back from a pair of two-goal deficits.“A little bit of that hangover from the break,” Lee said. “You could tell we were weak in some areas, mentally and physically. Once we engaged a little bit and figured it out, we really played a hard game and were able to take it over.”Thomas Greiss gave up three goals on 17 shots before he was pulled 6:11 into the second period. Robin Lehner, who began his career with Ottawa, came on and stopped all 10 shots he faced to improve to 7-0-3 against his former team.“Just a couple of missed assignments,” Barzal said of the Senators’ early goals. “Greisser has been a rock for us all year. … Lehner came in and played great.”The Islanders trailed 2-0 early in the second and 3-1 later in the middle period. New York then scored the last five goals, including four in the third.Lee started the comeback as he took advantage of a giveaway by the Senators in their own zone. Goalie Mike McKenna got the puck behind his net, passed to Ben Harpur in the left corner, but Harpur’s pass to Nick Paul went off Paul’s stick in the right circle. Lee got the puck and beat McKenna for his 14th with 2:32 to go in the middle period.Boychuk tied the score 3-3 at 2:57 of the third as he fired a slap shot from the right point. It was his second of the season Robin Lehner Jersey Womens
, with both goals coming in his last four games.“Anytime you’re down two, try to get one before the end of the period,” Lee said. “We got that. And for Johnny to come out in the third and rifle one home really set the momentum for the rest of the game.”Barzal, who got his team-leading 25th assist earlier in the game, gave the Islanders their first lead at 4:51. Barzal made it 5-3 after a turnover by the Senators in the neutral zone, beating McKenna from the inside edge of the right circle for his seventh with 7:36 left.Urged to shoot more by coach Barry Trotz, Barzal converted on both of his shots on goal in the game.“I’m trying to look at the net a little more,” he said “I’m just trying to make the right play. If the shot’s there the shot’s there, if it’s not it’s not.”Cizikas added an empty-netter with 54 seconds left for his career-high 10th.Mark Stone, Matt Duchene and Cody Ceci scored for Ottawa, which has lost six of eight (2-5-1). McKenna finished with 33 saves as the Senators fell to 4-13-1 on the road.“We scored three goals http://www.officialdevils.com/authentic-adidas-cory-schneider-jersey
,” Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. “We were solid, had control of game. We gave them two goals — they got life and momentum. … There were some giveaways and they scored two goals.”The game got chippy late with several fights, including pushing and shoving after the final buzzer.Stone got the Senators on the scoreboard late in the first period, taking advantage of a giveaway by the Islanders in their own zone, beating Greiss from the left circle for his 17th with 3:42 left. It gave Stone eight goals and 17 points in his last 15 games.Duchene scored on the power play at 2:47 of the second to make it 2-0. It was Duchene’s third goal in three games since missing six games with an injury.The Islanders scored a little more than 20 seconds later after a giveaway by the Senators. McKenna played the puck behind his goal to the right and tried to send it up along the right side boards, However, Barzal got the puck in the left circle, passed across to Bailey on the right side and he put it in before McKenna could slide over at 3:11.Ceci restored the Senators’ two-goal lead exactly 3 minutes later with his fifth.Lehner replaced Greiss after that and Ottawa didn’t score again.NOTES: Ceci appeared in his 400th career game, becoming the fifth defenseman and 19th player in franchise history to reach that milestone. … Stone now has five goals and 11 points in 13 career games against the Islanders … Duchene has 11 goals and 25 points in his last 18 games. … Islanders F Jordan Eberle sat out due to soreness. … Lehner was drafted by Ottawa in second round of 2009 draft, and went 30-36-13 in five seasons with the Senators.UP NEXTSenators: Host Washington on Saturday nightIslanders: At Toronto on Saturday night for the first matchup against former captain John Tavares.