NHL Game Summary - Montreal at NY Islanders|
(Sunday, December 26th)
Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Montreal 1
Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Dwayne Roloson stopped 38-of-39 shots and as
the suddenly-hot New York Islanders shut down Montreal, 4-1, at Nassau
Blake Comeau, Michael Grabner, P.A. Parenteau and James Wisniewski tallied for
the Islanders, who won their third straight game and have collected at least
one point in five consecutive contests.
New York hasn't won four games in succession since January 9-18.
Tomas Plekanec notched the lone goal while Carey Price surrendered four goals
on 25 shots for the Canadiens, who stumbled to their sixth loss in eight
New York took a 1-0 lead with 8:56 left in the first period as Rob Schremp hit
Comeau up the middle, and the young forward charged ahead and beat Price on
Grabner doubled the advantage when he gathered a loose puck deep in the
Montreal zone, broke in alone, and scored to the forehand with 1:42 remaining
in the second period.
Parenteau made it a three-goal edge just over two minutes into the third
period, and Wisniewski's power-play tally at 4:22 brought New York's lead to
The Habs finally cracked the scoreboard at 7:51 of the final stanza on
Plekanec's shot from the slot, but it was the only shot of the 15 Roloson
faced in the final 20 minutes that slipped through.
Montreal has won six of its last eight on Long Island since November,
2007...The Islanders have not blanked the Canadiens since November 12,
1998...New York also won three in a row from October 16-21...The Islanders
face the Rangers in Manhattan on Monday, while the Canadiens continue their
seven-game road trip in Washington on Tuesday.
12/26 22:08:25 ET