Islanders strike late, snap Blackhawks’ winning strain with 3-2 victory

December 13, 2014 - photo frame

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky scored 51 seconds detached in a third period, and a New York Islanders kick Chicago 3-2 on Saturday night to snap a Blackhawks’ NHL-best, eight-game winning streak.

After Patrick Kane gave a Blackhawks a 2-1 lead 3:46 into a third with an end-to-end rush with a obscure finish, Okposo tied it with a power-play idea off a miscarry of John Tavares’ shot with 9:50 left.

Visnovsky afterwards skated opposite a Chicago section and kick backup goalie Scott Darling to put New York in front during 11:01.

Cal Clutterbuck also scored, and Jaroslav Halak done 23 saves to stop a Islanders’ three-game losing streak. New York authorised 17 goals during a skid.

Daniel Carcillo gave a Blackhawks a 1-0 lead in a second duration that Clutterbuck erased 6 seconds later. Darling, subbing again for harmed Corey Crawford, had won 4 true — all on a highway — and 3 times in 6 days. He stopped 38 shots.

Just when it seemed both teams competence be close down in a goalie duel, a Blackhawks went in front on their second shot of a second though found themselves behind in a tie seconds later.

Carcillo started it with a shot from a container that Halak blocked, though a puck popped into a atmosphere and landed behind a goalie with 5:35 left. It was Carcillo’s fourth goal.

Before that could be announced to a crowd, that had a satisfactory share of Blackhawks fans sparse around it, a Chicago fumble got a Islanders on a board. On a faceoff following a goal, defenseman Duncan Keith got a puck in his end, though mislaid it to Clutterbuck, who came in alone on Darling and scored his fourth.

The Blackhawks had a improved of a play in a scoreless first, though notwithstanding spending large shifts in a New York end, a Blackhawks couldn’t take advantage.

Even their shot count was kept down, and they took a 10-8 corner into a sauce room. Both teams had one impotent energy play in a support and one stymied breakaway.

Brandon Saad was denied by Halak with 8:15 left after he took a puck divided from former teammate Nick Leddy, and Okposo was incited aside by Darling with 5:53 remaining.

New York incited a waves in a second duration and had a 17-7 shots advantage.

NOTES: Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was in a lineup after being harmed Thursday during Boston. Crawford (lower body) missed his fifth game. … Islanders C Cory Conacher privileged waivers and was loaned to Bridgeport of a AHL. LW Josh Bailey (lower body) returned after blank one game, and Eric Boulton was scratched. D Brian Strait was a healthy scratch. Griffin Reinhart transposed him in a lineup.

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