PHILADELPHIA — Michael Neuvirth stopped 31 shots for his first shutout in more than 31/2 years, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 1-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night.

Brayden Schenn scored to help the Flyers win for the first time in three games this season.

Neuvirth replaced Steve Mason after Florida scored four goals in a 7-1 victory Saturday night. Mason left the team Monday because of unspecified personal reasons, giving Neuvirth the chance to shut down the Panthers from the opening faceoff.

Philadelphia Coach Dave Hakstol won for the first time in the NHL after spending 11 seasons coaching North Dakota in the college ranks. The college-to-pros move in the NHL is a rare one. Hakstol was the first to make the jump since Bob Johnson went from Wisconsin to the Calgary Flames in 1982.

ISLANDERS 4, JETS 2: John Tavares had a power-play goal and added two assists, Thomas Greiss made 22 saves as the Islanders got their first win of the season and the first in their new Brooklyn home.

The Islanders came out with purpose after losing their opening two games of the season to the defending champion Blackhawks, one in overtime at home and the other in regulation in Chicago.

The home team outshot the visitors 16-6 in the opening period and had a 20-9 shots advantage in the second.

Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made a number of key saves in the first period as the Islanders had four power-play chances.

SABRES 4, BLUE JACKETS 2: Rookie star Jack Eichel scored a nifty unassisted goal as Buffalo won at home to give Coach Dan Bylsma his first victory with the Sabres.

The former Boston University player selected No. 2 overall in the June draft, Eichel bodied off Boone Jenner in a loose-puck battle, kept the puck in the offensive zone, wheeled to his forehand and ripped a shot over goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to give Buffalo a 3-1 lead at 9:21 of the third period.

Rasmus Ristolainen, Ryan O’Reilly and Matt Moulson had power-play goals for Buffalo.

Scott Hartnell and Brandon Saad scored for Columbus, and Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots. The Blue Jackets are 0-3.


KINGS: Forward Dwight King will be sidelined for at least two months after having surgery on his broken foot, according to Coach Darryl Sutter.

King, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, had 13 goals and 13 assists for the Kings last season.

SABRES: Starting goalie Robin Lehner will miss between 6 and 10 weeks with a sprained right ankle.

WILD: Assistant coach Darryl Sydor was sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to driving drunk this summer.

In a plea deal, a judge gave Sydor 60 days in jail, to be served in installments over four years.