CHICAGO, IL– The New York Islanders notched their fourth-straight victory as they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 3-1. Brock Nelson scored his fourth in three games as the Islanders are now 6-4-0 on the young season.
Andes Lee gave the New York Islandes a 1-0 lead at 17:25 of the first period as he tucked in a rebound on the power play. Brock Nelson and Kyle Palmieri were credited with the assists on Lee’s fifth of the season. Lee and Nelson push their point streaks to a modest three games.
Brock Nelson gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead at 7:23 of the third period as he beat Arvid Soderblom glove side on a breakaway for his fourth of the season. Ross Johnston was credited with the lone assist on the play.
The Chicago Blackhawks got on the board at 10:19 of the third period as Jonathan Toews deflected a Caleb Jones shot on the power play for his sixth of the season. Jones and Patrick Kane were credited with the assists.
Zach Parise scored on the empty net for his fourth of the seaosn at 19:46 of the third period. Josh Bailey was credited with the assist.
BROCK NELSON STAY HOT
New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson had a tough start to the month of October. Twenty-seven days into the month of October, he was without a goal after scoring 37 in 2021-22. But after scoring two against the Carolina Hurricanes, he scored again against the Colorado Avalanche (ENG) and then yet again against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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His goal against the Blackhawks gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead at the time, as it eventually served as the game-winner.
All four of Brock Nelson’s goals this season have come in the third period.
BATTLE OF THE GOALTENDER INTERFERENCES
Forty-six seconds into the hockey game, New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas was given a major penalty and a game misconduct for goalie interference on Chicago Blackhawks netminder Alex Stalock.
Stalock was injured and did not return.
Casey Cizikas has already been suspended by the NHL, so we are likley to see him get at least a game for his actions.
Later in the first period, Blackhawks forward Andreas Athanasiou ran Islanders netminder Ilya Sorokin, receiving just a two-minute penalty.
PENALTY KILL STEPS UP BIG TIME
With the New York Islanders shorthanded for five minutes, the penalty kill units stepped up big time, as they have the whole entire season. They allowed just three shots on goal over that five-minute span.
The Islanders penalty kill killed off the next three of four they faced in the contest, as they allowed just two shots to reach Ilya Sorokin. They are now 31 of 33 so far this season.
Up Next: The New York Islanders are in St. Louis to take on the Blues on Thursday, Nov. 3, at Enterprise Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 PM ET.