The New York Islanders won their second game in a row, 4-1 after beating the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.
Losing 10 games in a row is something that no team wants to do. Well, the New York Islanders handed the Detroit Red Wings their 10th straight loss while improving to 18-5-2 on the season holding tight to that second-place spot in the Metropolitan.
The first period started about as good as it possibly could for the Islanders. They got an early power play, and while they didn’t score they had a number of great chances. The momentum was clearly on the Islanders’ side.
At the 8:46 mark of the period, Anders Lee scored his second goal in as many games giving the Islanders an early lead. Mathew Barzal made a nice play behind the net to find Lee while Ryan Pulock picked up a secondary assist.
Moments later, Anthony Beauvillier would take a hooking call. The Islanders would kill off the penalty and send in Beauvillier alone on a breakaway:
What a heads up play from Josh Bailey to know that Beau was coming out of the box. Anthony Beauvillier made a nice move and put the puck in the net giving the Isles a two-goal lead heading into the second period.
The second period was much different, the Isles took three penalties in the period. While the final one was a bit questionable Dylan Larkin buried the puck on the man advantage making it a one-goal game in Detroit.
Six minutes later, the New York Islanders would be sent on a 5-on-3 for nearly 1:30. They didn’t score on the two-man advantage, but Jordan Eberle was able to net his first goal on the 5-on-4 to give the Isles a two-goal lead once again.
The shots started coming again for the Islanders in the third period, although it was certainly the quietest period of the game goal wise. Jordan Eberle would have the lone goal of the period at the 13:24 mark.
Initially, it was waived off for interference but after the refs met briefly it was decided that it was a good goal. The Red Wings elected not to challenge and 4-1 would be the final score.
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Winners: Jordan Eberle, Ryan Pulock, Anders Lee
Losers: Jonathan Bernier, Brendan Perlini, Otto Koivula