Andrew MacDonald and Frans Nielsen scored first-period goals and the New York Islanders hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday despite a lackluster final two periods.
Moulson scored twice and assisted on a first-period goal by Streit, the Islanders’ new captain. Nielsen, Kyle Okposo, and Steve Staios also added goals for New York.
The NHL’s failure to suspend Marian Gaborik following his vicious hit that sent the Islanders’ Frans Nielsen into momentary darkness last week screams of the league’s clear lack of a stance on hits from behind.
Andy Greene’s goal with 4:56 left snapped a tie and lifted the Devils to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night that kept New Jersey barely alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Al Montoya made 36 saves, helping the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Frans Nielsen and P.A. Parenteau scored in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Joni Pitkanen scored at 3:58 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
The Maple Leafs look to defeat the Islanders for the third time in a month Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders look to continue their surge Monday when they face the Panthers, who are trying to win their fourth straight in the series and third in a row on the road for the first time since early last season.
Al Montoya made 35 saves in his first NHL start in nearly two years, and Matt Moulson scored twice against his brother-in-law, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, in the New York Islanders’ 3-0 victory Saturday night.
The Washington Capitals look to beat the New York Islanders for the ninth time in 10 meetings overall and win their fifth straight at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night.
Milan Lucic scored two goals and Tuukka Rask made 33 saves to lift the Boston Bruins to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers weren’t doing much with their power-play chances in their first eight games, but they’ve scored at least once with the man advantage in five consecutive wins. That’s more bad news than the reeling New York Islanders need to hear.
They say the sport of hockey has changed, that fighting and goonery has been shelved in place of more skill, more speed and more fair play. Really? The New York Islanders seem to want to believe all this and have for years built teams as such.
Blake Comeau and P.A. Parenteau scored power-play goals 58 seconds apart late in the third period, rallying the New York Islanders to a 6-4 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday.