Islanders Down Detroit 5-4 - Match Report
New York needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Saturday in NHL action at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders were a +102 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
The win was clinched by Frans Nielsen, who beat Jonas Gustavsson in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for New York. New York got goals from Pierre-Marc Bouchard, John Tavares, Casey Cizikas, and Brock Nelson in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring at 4:03 of the first period.
Kevin Poulin stopped 19 of 22 Detroit shots in the victory.
Pavel Datsyuk (2), Johan Franzen, and Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Kevin Poulin.
Detroit got a 37-stop effort from Jonas Gustavsson in the loss.
New York scored 1 time on 6 chances on the power play, while Detroit went 1-for-1 with the man advantage.
Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 41-23.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Nashville.