Matt Martin scored his second game-winning goal in his three-year NHL career, and the New York Islanders shook off a slow start and routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Mike Carver believes the last-place Islanders must makes changes now before their November slide turns into an avalanche.
Andrej Meszaros scored at 4:42 of overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has heard enough from Mario Lemieux over the league’s discipline of the Islanders stemming from last Friday’s fight-night. “We’re not going to engage in a public debate on this,” Bettman said.
The NHL suspended New York Islanders forwards Trevor Gillies for nine games and Matt Martin for four and handed the club a $100,000 fine late Saturday night for their actions in a fight-filled win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Islanders left wing Matt Martin has been suspended by the NHL for two games for a blind-side check to the head of Phoenix forward Vernon Fiddler.
Benoit Pouliot snapped a third-period tie, and Alex Auld made 30 saves in his season debut to earn his first victory in nine months and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Friday night.