Red Wings falter in third period vs. Islanders, winless in five
Magnus Hellberg stopped all 25 shots he faced through two periods Saturday, but the New York Islanders scored four unanswered goals in the third period and defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 at UBS Arena. The Red Wings (28-25-8) are winless in five (0-4-1) as their playoff hopes continue to dwindle. They are seven points behind the Islanders (32-25-8), who hold the first wild card spot, and six behind Pittsburgh, which sits in the second spot. Dylan Larkin’s power-play goal, his 23rd, with 1:01 remaining in the second period opened the scoring. Ilya Sorokin made 22 saves for the Islanders, who outshot Detroit 36-23.mlive.com
Red Wings fall to Islanders, 2-0; head into bye week
NEW YORK — Ilya Sorokin made 23 saves and Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist, leading the New York Islanders to a 2-0 victory against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Magnus Hellberg made 26 stops for the Red Wings in their final game before their bye week ahead of the NHL All-Star break. Lee opened the scoring 4:44 into the second period, redirecting the puck past Hellberg for his 18th goal of the season. Sorokin improved his impressive record on home ice to 32-14-6 since joining the Islanders ahead of the 2020-21 season. His .929 save percentage is the best on home ice in NHL history (minimum 40 home games), per the Islanders.mlive.com
Red Wings fall behind fast, can’t catch up in loss to Islanders
The Detroit Red Wings were fighting an uphill battle from the opening face-off Thursday and took too long to get their offense going. The New York Islanders scored nine seconds into the game and went on to defeat Detroit 5-2 at UBS Arena. The Red Wings (26-31-7) haven’t won back-to-back games since Feb. 9-12. The Red Wings were playing catch-up from the first shift. The Red Wings failed to convert on lengthy five-on-three power play (1:40) right after Wahlstrom’s goal.mlive.com
Kings get fifth straight win; Islanders' Barzal, Chara hurt
Matt Roy and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Phillip Danault, Quinton Byfield and Brendan Lemieux also had goals and Cal Petersen made 26 saves. Los Angeles followed up a 4-1 win at Anaheim on Friday with another emphatic performance, improving to 9-1-2 in its past 12 games.news.yahoo.com
NHL postpones 2 Islanders games amid COVID-19 outbreak
The NHL has postponed two more games for coronavirus-related reasons, making it five so far this season. Upcoming New York Islanders games Sunday at the Rangers and Tuesday at the Philadelphia Flyers were postponed after additional members of the team went into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Saturday. General manager Lou Lamoriello said forward Casey Cizikas became the latest player to test positive.news.yahoo.com
Barzal shines as Islanders beat Sabres for 4th straight win
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Mathew Barzal and Scott Mayfield each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory. New York beat Buffalo for the fifth straight time this season, outscoring the Islanders 19-7 in those five meetings. Cal Clutterbuck extended the lead at 8:45, sending a wrist shot past Hutton for his second goal this season. AdMayfield made it 4-1 with his second goal of the season at 15:29, firing another high shot past Hutton. IRON MENThe Islanders have three players with consecutive game streaks of last 250 games: Lee 292, Brock Nelson 269 and Barzal 256.
The Latest: Penn Relays canceled for second straight year
The Penn Relays also is aiming to host a meet for open and professional athletes and a scholastic meet in the coming months prior to U.S. Olympic qualifying deadlines. The number of fans will increase monthly if it's safe to do so, the Royals said in a news release. Team officials have worked for months with Kansas City health officials and the Jackson County Sports Authority to ensure fans will have a safe experience, the team said. Following approval by local health officials, attendance will be limited to 2,500 for the women’s tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and to 8,000 for the men’s tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Fans will be required to wear facemasks at the venues except for when they are actively consuming food or drink.
Penguins star Crosby placed on COVID-19 list
New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) falls to the ice after colliding with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night’s game against Philadelphia after being placed on the COVID-19 protocol list. The Penguins did not hold a morning skate ahead of the game, in line with the league’s COVID-19 guidelines. The news comes a day after the NHL had a season-low four players in the COVID-19 protocol. Crosby leads the Penguins with 18 points and is tied for the team lead with seven goals. Tuesday night’s game will be the first game with fans in attendance at PPG Paints Arena since last March.
The Latest: NBA's Hornets ready to welcome fans again
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, passes the ball over Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, second from right, as Hornets forward P.J. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Charlotte Hornets are getting set to welcome fans for home games. The Hornets’ reopening plan has been approved by state and county authorities and allows the team to host fans at 15% capacity, approximately 3,000 per game. “We are excited about the opportunity to welcome more fans to our outdoor venues,” the university said in a written statement. AdTuesday night’s game will be the first game with fans in attendance at PPG Paints Arena since last March.
Ovechkin helps Capitals rally past Islanders to avoid sweep
TORONTO, ONT After his team gave up two goals less than halfway through the first period, Washington coach Todd Rierden called a timeout. It was also the first goal Washington scored after the second period in this series. Washington controlled the play in the second period, keeping the puck in the offensive zone for much of the time. The Capitals outshot the Islanders 15-7 in the period and scored twice to tie it. ... New York's Cal Clutterbuck left the game in the second period after a hit by Washington's Radko Gudas and did not return.
Lee helps Islanders beat Lightning 5-2 for 8th straight win
The Islanders won 5-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNIONDALE, NY Since opening the season with three losses in four games, the New York Islanders have been unbeatable thanks to sheer teamwork. Anders Lee had a goal and two assists in New York's three-goal third period, and the Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Friday night for their eighth straight win. The Lightning had won seven of their previous nine meetings against the Islanders since start of 2016-17 season. The previous time the teams met at Nassau Coliseum last Feb. 1, Greiss and Vasilevskiy battled to a scoreless tie before the Lightning won in a shootout.
Islanders Use O.T. To Down Wings
Anders Lee scored his first goal of the preseason at 4:31 of overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Uniondale, New York, on Monday night. Earlier in the day, Islanders held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new arena at Belmont Park, which is expected to open for the 2021-22 season. Tuukka Rask made 16 saves in the first two periods, and Dan Vladar had 14 the rest of the way. HUTCHINSON, MAPLE LEAFS BLANK CANADIENS 3-0In Montreal, Michael Hutchinson made 38 saves and Yegor Korshkov scored twice to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-0 win over the Canadiens. Darren Archibald also scored and Nic Petan had two assists for the Maple Leafs, who rested most of their key players.detroit.cbslocal.com