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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division.
Kael Mouillierat - his first goal in the NHL - and Brock Nelson also scored in the third as the Coyotes lost for the seventh straight time. Mouillierat's goal came at 7:16 while Nelson's was at 9:10. Colin McDonald assisted on both.
Backup Chad Johnson made 27 saves. It was Johnson's fourth start in 11 games. He improved to 8-7-1 on the season.