The battle between the Coyotes and Islanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New York was handed a 5-1 defeat on Saturday at Jobing.com Arena.
The Coyotes were a -153 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Phoenix got goals from Shane Doan (3), Taylor Pyatt, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson in the victory. Doan opened the scoring at 1:41 of the first period.
Mike Smith turned in a 31-save effort for the Coyotes.
Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Mike Smith.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 20 of 25 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Phoenix went 0-for-3, while the Islanders were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 32-25.
Phoenix heads into a battle against the Rangers. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Detroit.