- 4:16 SJ Kevin Lebanc (Power Play); Assists: Mikkel Boedker, Marc-Edouard Vlasic
- 17:02 NYI Anders Lee; Assists: Adam Pelech, Jordan Eberle
Brock Nelson scored his third goal of the season early on in the second period and the Islanders' defense did the rest as New York outlasted the Sharks for a 3-1 road victory at the SAP Center on Saturday night. >> Read more
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Direct your attention to the Islanders goal crease, as Thomas Greiss comes up huge in San Jose, helping his team come up with a big two points in game two of a three-game West Coast swing.
Greiss stopped 40 of 41 shots, many through traffic, and has now made 74 saves on his last 77 shots over starts against the St.Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks.
The rookies came up big also, with Josh Ho-Sang playing his best game of the season, collecting his team leading fourth assist on Brock Nelson's game winning goal, and Mathew Barzal playing a very strong two-way game, as he threatened all night long to pick up his first NHL point.
The only downside was New York was out-attempted 75-49 and outshot 41-23 while continuing their powerless play, missing out on three attempts, generating only five shots. Calvin de Haan had a better game, but Josh Bailey continues to struggle, looking like he might still be in preseason mode.
The Islanders finish their road trip tomorrow in Los Angeles before heading home for a grudge match Thursday night in Madison Square Garden against the now 1-5-0 New York Rangers.
Next game: The Islanders travel to Los Angeles to play the Kings on Sunday at 10:30 p.m.