Anders Nilsson allowed five goals on only 31 shots in the Islanders' 5-2 loss to the Ducks Monday night.
The Islanders are winless in 10 straight games, their longest since a franchise-record 14-game streak in 2010. They lost a franchise-record 10th straight game on the road, all in regulation. New York has not scored more than two goals in eight straight games and has 11 goals total in that span. Nilsson has not yet won a game this season and he has a 0-2-2 record. His goal-against average is 3.63 and save percentage is .873. All three Islanders' goaltenders (Nabokov, Nilsson, Poulin) have struggled this season heavily.
John Tavares scored a goal and registered an assist in the Islanders' 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Monday evening.
The Islanders have struggled mightily this season, but they couldn't ask for much more from Tavares. He now has 12 and 22 assists in 31 games this season. Thomas Vanek also had a strong game with a goal and an assist in the loss.
Jonas Hiller stopped 35 of 37 shots in Anaheim's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders Monday night.
Hiller now has a 11-4-4 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. In Hiller, Viktor Fasth and Frederik Andersen, the Ducks boast three quality goaltenders, but Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau's comments reinforced that Hiller remains the No.1.
Corey Perry scored two goals in Anaheim's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders Monday night at Honda Center.
Perry scored a highlight goal in the game when he toe dragged the puck around Calvin de Haan, fell to his knees and still lifted the puck into the right side of the net for a 4-2 lead. Perry added a tap-in power-play goal in the third and has a career-high six-game goal-scoring streak. Defenseman Cam Fowler also had a very strong game with a shorthanded goal and two assists. Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu also scored for the Ducks, while Daniel Winnik added three helpers in the victory.
Justin Peters turned aside 24 of 25 Vancouver shots in Carolina's 2-0 loss Monday evening.
Peters played a solid game and only Christopher Tanev scored behind him early in the first period. Peters now has a 6-8-1 record with a 2.26 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. His numbers are better than Cam Ward's but Ward is still the number one goaltender in Carolina.
Eddie Lack made 31 saves for his first NHL shutout in his first start at home to lead the Canucks to a 2-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night.
The 25-year-old hadn't played since a 3-2 win in Carolina eight days earlier, but made 11 stops in the first period and his best saves late in the second. Lack now has a 4-2-0 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.
Christopher Higgins assisted two goals in Vancouver's 2-0 win over Carolina Monday night.
Higgins now has eight goals and 19 points in 33 games including a goal and five helpers in his last five. Defenseman Christopher Tanev scored early in the first period for the Canucks, while Jannik Hansen scored an empty-net goal in the victory.
Kimmo Timonen returned to action on Monday December 9.