The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 1:00 am

New York 4 Detroit 1

Islanders push Wings' winless streak to 10 games

Associated Press

DETROIT – Jordan Eberle scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves to lift the New York Islanders over Detroit 4-1 on Monday night, extending the Red Wings' winless streak to 10 games.

Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for the Islanders, who were outshot 31-25 but never trailed in the game. Dylan Larkin had the only goal for Detroit.

New York has alternated starting goalies for its first 25 games this season, a franchise record. Monday was Varlamov's turn, although he actually played in the team's previous game – a 2-0 win over Columbus on Saturday – after starter Thomas Greiss had to exit in the first period. The Islanders nearly pulled off a second straight shutout.

New York scored twice in the first period. Lee beat goalie Jonathan Bernier off a pass from Mathew Barzal. Then the Islanders scored again immediately after killing off a penalty. Beauvillier came out of the penalty box, took a pass from Josh Bailey and skated in on a breakaway to make it 2-0.

Larkin's power-play goal made it 2-1 in the second. New York had a two-man advantage for 88 seconds, and immediately after the first penalty expired, the puck bounced to Eberle to the right of the net. Bernier was too late lunging over, and the Islanders had a two-goal lead again.

Eberle's second goal came with 6:36 left in the third.

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