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
Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis
Brock Nelson scored twice in another big second period by New York, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year.
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.