Mark Stuart, Andrew Ladd and Devin Setoguchi scored second-period goals and Al Montoya made 28 saves and the Winnipeg Jets defeated the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday.
Bruins ended the New York Islanders’ minuscule postseason chances with a 6-3 victory on Saturday.
Josh Bailey scored the overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 on Saturday night.
It was a dismal President’s Day afternoon for the New York Islanders and they were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 6-0.
Andy McDonald scored his first goal of the season, and T.J. Oshie had goal and an assist in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Evgeni Nabokov allowed three goals on six shots in the second and made just 11 saves on 15 shots total before being lifted for backup Al Montoya to start the third.
Clarke MacArthur’s second goal of the game at 2:06 of overtime lifted Toronto over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Tuesday night, giving the Maple Leafs a sweep of the home-and-home series.
Evgeni Nabokov may now be as important a piece to their short-term future as any other player on their roster.
The tale of these two teams is quite simple. The Rangers are on a tear near the top of the Eastern Conference, while the Islanders are better than just three other NHL teams.
For the first two months of the season, the Islanders couldn’t win on the road, but now their play away from home is saving their season. Mike Carver explains how the Islanders have turned it around on the road and how they have kept their season afloat.
P.A. Parenteau scored in regulation and added the shootout winner to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout while Al Montoya had his glove in good form, giving the New York Islanders their first extra-time victory of the season.
So it appears Al Montoya isn’t superhuman after all? The Islanders’ No. 1 goaltender — yes, now the team’s undisputed starter — hasn’t been too good of late and it has many people asking why. I think I know the answer.
No corner on the Islanders season has been turned just yet. However, being able to put on the brakes to this year’s losing streak is far different to last year’s spin out into oblivion. That is a clear step forward.
Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining as the Montreal Canadiens recovered after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, beating the New York Islanders 5-3 Tuesday night.