The New York Islanders defeated the Cooumbus Blue Jackets to sweep them, 4-3.
The Islanders got the upper hand early on, scoring three goals in the first period. John Tavares scored his 28th of the season (7:25); Ryan Strome and Josh Bailey had the assists. Later on, Thomas Hickey scored his 5th of the season (17:51); Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen had the assists. 32 seconds later, Tavares scored his second of the game for his 29th of the season; Nikolay Kulemin and Brian Strait had the assists. In the final frame, Andres Lee scored his 14th of the season (5:23); Johnny Boychuk and Nielsen had assists on the goal. Thomas Greiss made 21 saves on 24 shots faced for a 0.875 save percentage (87.5%).
Columbus got a goal in each period. Brandon Dubinsky scored the first goal of the game to earn his 15th goal of the season (4:14); Boone Jenner had the lone assist. In the second period, Brandon Saad scored a power play goal to earn his 25th of the season (15:48); Alex Wennberg and David Savard had the assists. In the final frame, Jenner scored his 29th of the season 37 seconds into the final frame; Cam Atkinson had the lone assist. Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves on 27 shots saved for a 0.852 save percentage (85.2%).
Sonny Milano made his NHL debut last night against the Islanders, playing alongside Alex Wennberg and Brandon Saad. He played 13:26, had one shot on net, was a -1 for the night, and had two hits.
CBJ Three Stars of the Night
1. Boone Jenner- goal (29), assist (18)
2. Brandon Dubinsky- goal (15)
3. Brandon Saad- goal (25)
More to come…