The New York Islanders (24-24-8) soared past the Winnipeg Jets (26-26-6) and are now only six points out of the eighth playoff spot, thanks to a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night hockey action. New York has now won the fourth straight game outside of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which is a streak the team has not matched since January 2008.
Helping to lead the Isles to the two vital points, in the later part of the game, was left winger P.A. Parenteau-who had one goal and one assist in the game. The two points for P.A. give him 51 for the season, as the Quebec-native now sits fifth in the league in assists with 39.
Matt Moulson reached an Isles-stone in the game, as the right winger was playing in his 220h consecutive game with the team. Moulson has not missed a game since joining the club in 2009.
Matt helped to open the scoring for the Isles with a power play goal at the 3:35 mark of the second period of play, which had tied the game at one. The score for Moulson was the 25th of the season, making him the first since Ziggy Palffy to have three straight 25-goal seasons.
Isles keeper Evgeni Nabokov regained his winning ways, making 37 saves in the cage for New York. The team continues to lay out to block shots, as the Islanders lead the NHL with 971. Matt Martin led the team in blocked shots and hits (three and four respectively).
New York will conclude this two-game road stretch in St. Louis on Thursday. The game with the Isles and the Blues is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
Written on February 15, 2012