Red Wings edge Islanders to end three-game losing streak

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Posted at 10:40 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 22:40:27-05

DETROIT (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic made 33 saves and the Detroit Red Wings ended a three-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Dylan Larkin got his team-high 11th goal and Michael Rasmussen also scored for the Red Wings.

Anders Lee scored and Ilya Sorokin made 37 saves for the Islanders, who had won two of three following an 11-game losing streak.

Following a scoreless first period, Larkin broke the deadlock at 10:32 of the second. He scored a power-play goal with a shot from the point that deflected off Sorokin’s right arm.

Nedeljkovic made a diving stop against Brock Nelson on a 3-on-1 break for New York in the closing seconds of the period.

Rasmussen made it 2-0 on a 2-on-1 rush with 7:05 remaining when he whistled a shot past Sorokin for his third goal of the season.

The Islanders pulled Sorokin for an extra skater and Lee scored with 2:33 left by deflecting in Noah Dobson's shot.

The Red Wings defeated the Islanders 4-3 in overtime 10 nights earlier.

NOTES: Lucas Raymond’s second-period assist gave the Red Wings forward an NHL rookie-high 25 points. … Islanders center Mathew Barzal, who leads the team with 17 points, was placed in COVID-19 protocol on Tuesday. … Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi made his first appearance this month after clearing COVID-19 protocol. He had five shots on goal. … Detroit defenseman Marc Staal cleared COVID-19 protocol and participated in Tuesday’s morning skate, but was not activated for the game. ... The Islanders will host Detroit on Dec. 29.


Islanders: Host the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

Red Wings: Visit the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.