2.22.17: Islanders get 3-1 win over Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) — Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Tuesday night.
De Haan’s shot from above the left circle was stopped by Petr Mrazek, but the rebound went off Detroit defenseman Xavier Ouellet and the back of the goaltender’s left leg and into the net. John Tavares scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a two-goal lead and they coasted to the victory.
Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for New York.
Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit and Mrazek finished with 19 saves.
The Islanders, in contention for a wild-card spot, began a stretch of nine straight road games by winning for the third time in four games and improved to 8-13-4 away from home.