NY Islanders 3, Detroit 0

Monday, December 23, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 11-20-4-3 5-7-4-3 6-13-0-0 W1
Detroit 17-13-3-6 6-10-3-3 11-3-0-3 L1

Recap


Islanders 3, Red Wings 0: Kyle Okposo scored to ignite a three-goal stretch in just under six minutes in the first period and Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 23 shots for his 56th career shutout as visiting New York posted just its third win in 17 games (3-10-4).

Michael Grabner netted his third goal in three contests and Casey Cizikas also tallied for the Islanders, who won two of the three meetings with Detroit this season.

Petr Mrazek turned aside 16 shots for the Red Wings, who have dropped seven of nine (2-5-2).

After Joe Louis Arena experienced a power outage earlier in the day, New York lit up the home team with a three-goal first period. Okposo converted a 2-on-1 rush with captain John Tavares to open the scoring at 10:57 and Grabner doubled the advantage by wiring a shot over Mrazek's left shoulder from the slot at 15:07.

The Islanders negated an icing and Matt Martin alertly fed Cizikas, who tapped home the pass from in front 1:48 later to give New York a 3-0 lead. Buoyed by the offense, Nabokov highlighted his first shutout of the season by stopping 11 shots in the second period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York scored three goals in the first period for the first time since April 18 versus Toronto. ... Okposo's goal extended his point streak to four games. ... Detroit D Jonathan Ericsson suffered an upper-body injury and did not return. He missed 10 games earlier this season with left shoulder subluxation.  

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Detroit
Casey Cizikas 1 Points N/A
Casey Cizikas 1 Goals N/A
Josh Bailey 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov 1.000 Save Percentage Petr Mrazek .842
Evgeni Nabokov 23 Saves Petr Mrazek 16

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 19 3 0-1 1-1 2 20
Detroit 23 0 0-1 1-1 2 26

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .318 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Islanders have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .333 after a loss.