CHICAGO — Brock Nelson had a purpose and an help to steer the New York Islanders previous the Blackhawks 3-1 on Tuesday night time for their fourth straight win after Chicago beginning goalie Alex Stalock left early within the first interval with an undisclosed harm.
Anders Lee additionally scored and Zach Parise added an empty-netter for the Islanders.
Ilya Sorokin made 21 saves and lost a bid for his second shutout in three begins when Jonathan Toews scored a power-play purpose on a deflection halfway by the third interval.
Rookie Arvid Soderblom stopped 28 of 30 photographs after Stalock exited, however the Blackhawks generated few probabilities in opposition to the tight-checking Islanders as they dropped their fourth straight (0-2-2).
Nelson has 4 targets in three video games after not scoring in his first seven. Sorokin has blocked 97 of the final 100 photographs he’s confronted over three video games.
Stalock exited simply 2:56 into the primary after he was rammed into the suitable purpose submit by Casey Cizikas.
Stalock stopped Cizikas’ backhander because the ahead minimize in off proper wing. Cizikas didn’t decelerate, colliding arduous with Stalock and propelling him into the submit.
He remained sprawled on the ice for a few minutes, then skated to the bench and was changed by Soderblom. The Blackhawks have been already with out high goaltender Petr Mrazek, who has a groin harm.
Cizikas was assessed main penalty for goalie interference and a sport misconduct.
The Blackhawks generated little strain and simply 4 photographs on the prolonged energy play.
Lee put New York forward 1-0 throughout an influence play with 2:25 left within the interval, swatting in a free puck inches from the purpose line for his fifth purpose.
Kyle Palmieri’s shot off the purpose was blocked within the slot by defenseman Jake McCabe. Nelson poked the puck beneath Soderblom after which Lee, who was parked in entrance, put it in.
Nelson made it 2-0 at 7:23 of the third, beating Soderblom from the suitable circle.
Toews minimize it to 2-1 at 3 minutes later together with his sixth purpose, deflecting in Caleb Jones’ shot as he minimize by the slot. Toews has a six-game level streak, with 4 targets and two assists.
The Islanders withstood a late Chicago energy play and strain earlier than Parise sealed it together with his empty-net purpose with 14 seconds left,