Islanders snap long losing streak with 5-4 shootout win over Flames
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Oliver Wahlstrom they got the award for the New York Islanders in a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
Kyle Palmieri, Hudson Fasching, Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson also scored for the Islanders (6-6-5), who snapped a seven-game losing streak. Goalie Ilya Sorokin stopped 35 shots in regulation and overtime. Bo Horvat also scored a goal in the shootout.
Martin Pospisil, Blake Coleman, Mackenzie Weegar and Yegor Sharangovich scored for the Flames (6-8-3), who tied the game twice in the third period. Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves. Sharangovich also scored a goal in the shootout.
Playing their third road game in four days, the Islanders were outshot 21-17 by the Flames after two periods, but led 3-2 in the third.
Weegar scored from the point at 3:12 of the third, but Nelson restored the Islanders’ lead just 20 seconds later.
Sharangovich tied the score again at 13:43, knocking in Noah Hanifin’s shot from the point.
The Flames twice denied man advantages with their minor penalties within seconds of an opposing player entering the box to go 0-for-3 on the power play and 0-for-16 in the six games over end of them. The Islanders stopped once on three power play opportunities.
UP THE FATHER
Islanders: Welcome to Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Flames: Begin a four-game road trip against Seattle on Monday