The New York Islanders failed to continue their winning streak, as they never were able to get to their game on Saturday afternoon as they fell 3-0 to the Detroit Red Wings. The Islanders go 2-1-0 on their three-game road trip and fall to 7-5-0.
Josh Bailey-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Noah Dobson
Sebastian Aho-Scott Mayfield
Lucas Raymond gave the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 lead on the power play (5 on 3) as he finished off a back-door pass from Dominik Kubalik at 6:29 of the second period. Kubalik and Dylan Larkin were credited with the assists on Raymond’s fourth goal of th season.
While shorthanded, Pius Suter extended the Red Wings lead to 2-0 as he beat New York Islanders netminder Ilya Sorokin glove side for his second of the season. Adam Erne and Moritz Seider were credited with the assists at 12:51 of the first period.
Dominik Kubalik beat Semyon Varlamov short side on a two-on-one to give the Red Wings a 3-0 lead at 10:13 of the third period. Andrew Copp was credited with the lone assist on Kubalik’s fifth of the season.
SLOW START YET AGAIN, FAILED TO GET ANYTHING GOING
The New York Islanders failed to get off to a strong start for the second straight game. Netminder Semyon Varlamov was under fire from the get-go, as he turned aside 13 of 13 shots he faced in the first period.
The Islanders only mustered seven shots on goal.
Against the St. Louis Blues, the Islanders could not get anything going in the first period, but thanks to Ilya Sorokin, they only found themselves down 1-0 after the first before turning things up in the second period.
However, unlike in St. Louis, the Islanders never found their game.
They found themselves in the box more often than not. There was no flow in their game. Sticks were snapping, and pucks bounced over sticks as it was not their day.
ISLANDERS LOSE SPECIAL TEAMS BATTLE
The New York Islanders’ five-game winning streak came to an end for a variety of reasons on Saturday. But the primary reason was their inability to win the special-teams battle.
The Red Wings’ two goals came via special teams. The first came on a five-on-three via Lucas Raymond, and the second came on the Islanders’ first power-play chance.
The Islanders went 0-for-3 on the power play, with just three total shots.
They allowed one shorthanded shot against, which was the Pius Suter breakaway tally.
SEMYON VARLAMOV FORCED TO LEAVE, RETURNS FOR THIRD
With 9:13 to play in the second period, New York Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov was forced to leave the game as Detroit Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond was checked into him.
Zach Parise was the Islander who pushed Raymond into his netminder.
Varlamov spoke to the trainer for quite some time before he was removed from the game. It could have been an instance where a concussion spotter played a role in his removal.
He stopped 19 of 20 in his first 31:47 minutes.
He allowed a goal on four shots in the third period, stopping 22 of 24 on the day.
Up Next: The New York Islanders host the Calgary Flames Monday night at 7 PM ET at UBS Arena.