What was your relationship like with DeAndre Hopkins at Clemson and why do you think he’s blossomed as an NFL receiver with the Texans?
Jones has been a vocal advocate of delaying Goodell’s extension, complaining about the high price tag of the deal and his view that there has been a lack of transparency by Blank in negotiating it. This season, Jones has been angry over Goodell’s handling of the player protests during the national anthem and the domestic violence case of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Islanders D Johnny Boychuk missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. … Bruins C Noel Acciari was out with an upper-body injury and forward Matt Beleskey was a healthy scratch. … Boston C David Krejci took a puck in the mouth midway through the first and headed to the locker room, but returned about four minutes later. … Barzal entered leading NHL rookies with 27 points. … It was the first of three games between the teams this season, and the only one in Boston.
“He was outstanding,” Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said about Lagace. “He’s just battled hard and played real well. He was the difference maker in the game tonight for sure.”
Perron’s power-play goal at 4:58 of the second period broke a 1-all tie and McNabb scored at 8:35 for a 4-2 lead. Alex Tuch had the Golden Knights’ first goal in the first period, and Haula scored into an empty net with 42 seconds left.
Goals by Tyler Pitlick in the first period and Jason Spezza tied the game for Dallas. But 45 seconds after Spezza’s goal, Smith gave the Golden Knights the lead for good.
“To work hard and just kind of give it away in the next shift is disappointing,” Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said. “It’s an extremely disappointing loss.”