UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Anders Lee scored the tiebreaking function overdue within the 3rd length and Thomas Greiss stopped 33 pictures because the Islanders beat the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, on Thursday night time at Nassau Coliseum.
Adam Pelech additionally scored in the second one length to lend a hand the Islanders win for the fourth time in 5 video games to stay two issues at the back of first-place Washington within the Metropolitan Department. The Capitals defeated the Flyers, Five-2.
Jordie Benn had the tying function for Montreal overdue in the second one, and Carey Value completed with 36 saves.
Lee transformed on a two on one with Matthew Barzal for his team-leading 25th function of the season with 2 mins 57 seconds last. Lee waited patiently for Barzal to go him the puck on the fringe of the left circle sooner than whipping it previous Value. Lee has seven targets within the final 13 video games.
After a scoreless first length, Pelech put the Islanders forward along with his 5th of the season at 1:20 of the second one. Benn tied it with 1:50 left within the length when his shot from the left level eluded Greiss. It was once Benn’s 5th function of the season.
The groups performed a brisk playoff-type recreation with Griess and Value making acrobatic saves at each ends. The Islanders outshout the Canadiens by way of 15-Nine within the first length. The Canadiens had a 16-14 pictures benefit in the second one.
The colourful play persisted within the 3rd because the groups traded possibilities sooner than Lee’s heroics. The Islanders are 27-10-Three of their final 40 video games and now a season-high 19 video games over .500.
The Islanders persisted to combat at the energy play, failing to transform on two possibilities. They’re now zero for 22 with the person benefit of their previous 10 video games.