Saturday, November 26, 2022

Blue Jacket 5-2 . Islanders use strong third period to top

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Kyle Palmiery scored at the start of the third round to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Matthew Barzal had one goal and one assist, and Sebastian Aho, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulk also scored as New York won their last eight home games 7–1 with a 6–0 win against the Blue Jackets on March 10. improved from

Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves in his second consecutive start and was sidelined due to an upper body injury in his third consecutive appearance with Ilya Sorokin.

Emil Bemström and Justin Danforth scored for Columbus, which lost its fifth consecutive loss. Elvis Merzlikins made 31 saves.

Palmy scored his 12th goal of the season to break a 2-2 draw at 3:16 in the third period. The 31-year-old winger was winded by Blue Jackets forward Patrick Laine and shot a wrist to give New York a goal advantage. Merlikins was unable to close the short side and Palmieri took advantage of the opening.

Barzal extended the Islanders’ lead to 4-2 after being flown by two Blue Jacket defenders in neutral territory at 9:52 of the third period.

Pulak added an empty net goal in the last minute.

The Blue Jackets erased a two-goal deficit in the 1:39 span in the middle of the second period. The Islanders left Bemstrom alone at the top of the crease and he completed a pass from Eric Robinson in 8:47. Jake Bean also assisted in the play.

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Danforth leveled it at 2 with his fifth goal of the season. Yegor Chinkov skated into the offensive zone and found Vladislav Gavrikov in the slot when Islanders defenseman Zdeno Chara stopped the forward from following him. Varlamov blocked Gavrikov’s opening shot, but was unable to hold onto the rebound and Danforth was able to capitalize on it.

The Islanders took a 2–0 lead with two goals in 11 seconds in the middle of the first period.

Aho opened the scoring when he stopped short and fired a wrist shot into Merzlikins’s glove at 8:39. Brock Nelson extended his points streak to six games with an assist in the play.

Wahlstrom extended the Islanders’ lead to 2-0 after burying a feed from Zach Parris at 8:50. Barzal started the sequence with a swim backhand which Parris was able to corral into the offensive zone.

New York beat Columbus 10–0 in the first half of the opening frame.

90 year old youth

The Islanders honored hockey historian and veteran journalist Stan Fischler in the game to celebrate his 90th birthday. “The Hockey Maven” has been a hockey television personality in the Northeast since the early 1970s and has written over 100 books. He began his career with the New York Rangers in the 1950s while working in the team’s public relations department.

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covid in columbus

Blue Jackets coach Brad Larson and assistant coach Steve McCarthy were placed in COVID-19 protocol and each missed their second straight game. Behind the bench the team was led by Associate Coach Pascal Vincent. … De Zach Vereschny missed his second straight game after suffering a head injury late in the first round of Saturday night’s 3-2 overtime loss against Minnesota.

march mayhem

The Islanders ended the busy march schedule with a 10-6-1 record. The 17 matches played in New York in March are the most franchises played in a month in the history of the franchise.

Division FOES

Nine of the last 16 games remaining in the Islanders’ regular season are against division opponents. The Islanders are 8-2-1 against the Metropolitan teams since returning from the holiday break.


Blue Jackets: Visit the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Islanders: Visit the New York Rangers on a Friday night.


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