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New York Islanders
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For the past several seasons, the New York Islanders enjoyed little success against the Montreal Canadiens.
Their luck could be changing.
In a matchup of the Eastern Conference's two lowest-scoring teams, the Islanders look to beat the Canadiens for a fourth straight time Tuesday night in Montreal.
When these teams met Nov. 17 on Long Island, New York (9-12-6) scored all of its goals in the second period of a 4-3 win. P.A. Parenteau, Jay Pandolfo, Mark Streit and Matt Moulson all scored as Rick DiPietro made 24 saves in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov.
It was the third straight win in the series for the Islanders, who had lost 12 of the previous 15 meetings. New York hasn't won four straight over the Canadiens since Nov. 18, 1993-April 1, 1994.
The Islanders, last in the NHL with 62 goals, arrive in Montreal after a 6-3 home loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Islanders held a 3-2 lead before the game took a turn in the second period when New York defenseman Tr...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Islanders returned Kevin Poulin to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers yesterday. Poulin did not see any game action in the week he spent as Al Montoya’s back up.
The move appears to be a precursor to the return of Evgeni Nabokov, who has been on injured reserve retroactively since November 17 with a groin injury. Prior to the injury he was 1-5-0 with a .910 save percentage in eight...
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Chris Campoli will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders.
Campoli has been sidelined since suffering a torn hamstring in the season opener against Toronto.
The 27-year-old Campoli spent last season with Ottawa and Chicago, notching four goals and 17 assists in 77 games.
Team Record: 9-12-6
Last Game: 6-3 L vs. PIT
Season Series: 1-0-0 of 4
Team Record: 12-11-7
Last Game: 2-1 W @ NJD
Season Series: 0-1-0 of 4
MONTREAL — Al Montoya stopped 24 shots, but it was not enough as the Islanders’ winless streak hit three games.
“They battled and that’s what you look for,” coach Jack Capuano said after his team’s 5-3 loss to the Canadiens. “We’re down by two goals and we kept...
By Daniel Friedman
Last night's game in Montreal was one the New York Islanders will wish to soon forget. The Canadiens were able to grab the two points by defeating the Isles 5-3 at the Bell Centre. Don't let the (relatively) close score fool you: This was a mismatch from the opening face-off, and though the Isles would eventually wake up, it'd just be too little...
The Canadiens won their second in a row, blowing a 3-1 lead but eventually beating the Islanders 5-3. Isles’ goaltender Al Montoya wasn’t particularly sharp on this night, and the difference for the Canadiens was largely the fourth line, but a wins a win and Montreal will take it.
Quick highlights: Tomas Kaberle notched an assist, he now has three in two games as a Hab, and...
Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano summarized last night’s 5-3 loss to the Montreal Canaidens best:
“We were down by two goals and we kept coming,” he said. “W...
Petteri Nokelainen scored with 6:15 remaining as the Montreal Canadiens recovered after giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, beating the New York Islanders 5-3 Tuesday night.
The Pens made a roster move, recalling Jason Williams from WBS. Williams, 31, made his Pittsburgh debut against the New York Islanders on Saturday night with 11:28 minutes of ice time.
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