NHL Hockey Score: Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders
Friday, December 02, 2011
by Joe Rodriguez
The Islanders have earned five points in the first three games of a four-game road trip that ends in Dallas on Saturday.
Toews scored his first shorthanded goal of the season and third of his career to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead with 1:19 left in the second period. Chicago outshot the Islanders 15-2 in the middle frame.
The Islanders would not go away, dominating much of the third period with a 23-7 edge in shots and forcing overtime.
P.A. Parenteau scored on the power play 46 seconds into the third to tie it 3-3. After Patrick Sharp put Chicago back ahead 4-3 on the power play at 5:08, Nino Niederreiter went in alone to score his first of the season and second of his career at 8:55.
The Islanders led 2-1after 20 minutes. Kyle Okposo scored on the power play and Moulson recorded his ninth goal to take over the team lead. It was Moulson’s third goal in three games.
The teams will meet again next Thursday in New York.
Upcoming games for both teams
Chicago will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .583 after a loss.
NY Islanders will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Islanders have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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