New Jersey got two goals from Ilya Kovalchuk, including a short-handed tally, and one from Patrik Elias but that wasn’t enough for the Devils to avoid their seventh loss in eight games without top goalie Martin Brodeur.
John Tavares scored the game-winning goal on Saturday night as the Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in Uniondale.
The Islanders’ Michael Grabner has already been recognized as one of the best young players in the NHL by being named a finalist for the Calder Trophy. However, he should win it, because the numbers don’t lie.
San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture, New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner and Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner are the finalists for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL’s rookie of the year.
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.
With Marion Gaborik expected to be out again, the Rangers will try to avoid a third consecutive loss when they visit the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
With a slim lead for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, Carolina looks to close its final multi-game trip of the season on a positive note Wednesday night against a Devils club seeking its fifth straight win.
Rookie Jeff Skinner looks to remain hot Wednesday and help the Carolina Panthers head into the All-Star break by continuing their dominance of the Islanders.
The New York Islanders’ fast start has been quickly replaced by a four-game losing streak. Finding reasons for the skid is one problem the team doesn’t have right now.
Jeff Skinner, the Hurricanes’ first-round draft pick who is 18 years, 5 months, made it a memorable evening with his first two-goal game Friday to spark Carolina to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.