Oilers-Islanders Preview (The Associated Press)

Although John Tavares can sympathize with the pressure and expectations foisted on phenom Connor McDavid, their teams are in far different positions. Tavares is trying to help the New York Islanders get back into the playoff picture Sunday against the highly touted rookie and the last-place Edmonton Oilers. Expectations were high when Tavares was selected first overall at age 18 in 2009.

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NHL standings (Reuters)

Feb 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NHL on Saturday WESTERN CONFERENCECENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Chicago 36 16 4 159 128 76 2. Dallas 33 15 5 172 144 71 3. St. Louis 30 17 8 135 132 68 4. Nashville 25 20 8 138 140 58 5. Colorado 27 24 4 149 152 58 6. Minnesota 23 20 9 127 128 55 7. Winnipeg 23 26 3 136 152 49 PACIFIC DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Los Angeles 31 17 3 137 119 65 2. San Jose 27 20 4 149 139 58 3. Anaheim 25 18 7 113 117 57 4. Arizona 24 22 6 139 162 54 5. Vancouver 20 20 12 124 145 52 6. Calgary 23 25 3 135 150 49 7. ...

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NHL results (Reuters)

Feb 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) Washington 3 NEW JERSEY 2 (SO) NY Rangers 3 PHILADELPHIA 2 (SO) MONTREAL 5 Edmonton 1 DETROIT 5 NY Islanders 1 BOSTON 2 Buffalo 1 (OT) OTTAWA 6 Toronto 1 Pittsburgh 3 FLORIDA 2 (OT) ST. LOUIS 4 Minnesota 1 NASHVILLE 6 San Jose 2 Chicago 5 DALLAS 1 Winnipeg 4 COLORADO 2 Calgary 4 VANCOUVER 1

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Zamboni digs divot in ice at The Joe, delays third period by 36 minutes (Video) (Puck Daddy)

The second period between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders ended at 3:33pm EST. The third period began at 4:25pm EST. 56 minutes is a bit longer than your standard NHL intermission; 36 minutes longer to be exact. The Zamboni did it's scrape during intermission; however, it snagged one of the metal pipes that anchors the goal to the ice. The pipe then dragged along the ice, creating a massive gash. On the Islanders broadcast, they reported the gash to be so deep it nearly exposed the cement under the ice. Simply patting new ice in its place was not going to work. The ice crew at The Joe furiously got to work patching the hole. Both John Tavares and Henrik Zetterberg were brought out to inspect the ice when it was deemed safe enough to do so. According to The Detroit News , there was talk of scrapping the third period and playing another day because the players safety could not be guaranteed. The Red Wings were up 4-0 at that point, so it would simply be delaying the inevitable for the Islanders, who were making their final appearance at Joe Lewis Arena this season. Once the ice got the all clear from the officials, both teams took the ice again without any major re-warm up. The teams agreed to start in the opposite attacking zone of where they would normally be in the third period. At the ten minute mark, the teams switched ends. Players tried to avoid the area with the gash at first, but as play progressed, they avoided the area less and less. The extended break didn't appear to impact either team positively or negatively. Detroit still won the game handily by a score of 5-1. - - - - - - - Jen Neale is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter! Follow @MsJenNeale_PD . MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY:

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Red Wings rout Islanders 5-1 for first home win of 2016 (The Associated Press)

After five straight home losses, the Detroit Red Wings knew they badly needed to beat the New York Islanders on Saturday. Rookie Dylan Larkin had a goal and an assist, 23-year-old Petr Mrazek made 28 saves and future Hall of Famer Pavel Datsyuk had two assists as the Red Wings routed the New York Islanders 5-1 for their first home win of 2016. ''That was fun, because this was a huge game for our team,'' Larkin said.

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Plekanec helps Canadiens end skid with 5-1 win over Oilers (The Associated Press)

Tomas Plekanec had a goal and three assists, helping the Montreal Canadiens end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban each had a goal and an assist, while Lars Eller also scored as Montreal posted just its sixth win in 26 games since Dec. 3. The Canadiens beat the Oilers for the first time in five meetings since the 2013-14 season.

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Flyers-Capitals Preview (The Associated Press)

As they attempt to forget about a frustrating loss to another division rival, the Philadelphia Flyers can draw upon the confidence gained from a recent road win over the Washington Capitals. The teams face off at Verizon Center for the second time in 12 days Sunday with the first-place Capitals aiming for a third consecutive win and charging Philadelphia looking to extend its point streak to five games. Philadelphia stopped the Capitals' 12-game home winning streak with a 4-3 overtime victory on Jan. 27, the final game for both before the All-Star break.

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NHL results (Reuters)

Feb 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) Washington 3 NEW JERSEY 2 (SO) NY Rangers 3 PHILADELPHIA 2 (SO) MONTREAL 5 Edmonton 1 DETROIT 5 NY Islanders 1

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Islanders-Red Wings resume after 36-minute delay (The Associated Press)

DETROIT (AP) -- The game between the New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings on Saturday has resumed after a 36-minute delay caused when a Zamboni damaged the ice.

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