The Buzzer: Barzal makes Islanders history; Duchene trade makes headlines

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Player of the night: Mathew Barzal

What a night in Brooklyn.

While the Colorado Avalanche made headlines by trading Matt Duchene to Ottawa as part of a blockbuster three-team deal, the New York Islanders were busy continuing their strong start to this season with a 6-4 victory against the Avs.

Mathew Barzal, the 20-year-old center, had a big night for the Islanders with five assists. He improved his point streak to five games, with 10 points in that span following Sunday’s big outing. He also made a little Islanders history in the process, too.

Highlight of the night:

Jonathan Drouin scored the winning goal for the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, as they shut out the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 2-0.

Factoid of the night:


NY Islanders 6, Colorado 4

Detroit 4, Edmonton 0

Montreal 2, Chicago 0

Calgary 5, New Jersey 4 (SO)

Full coverage of Matt Duchene trade:

Breaking down blockbuster Duchene, Turris trade

‘It’s a learning experience’ — Duchene saga in Colorado ends with blockbuster deal

Avs trade Matt Duchene


Cam Tucker is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @CamTucker_Sport.