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Varlamov, Lee Lead Islanders to 1-Zero Win Over Avalanche

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Semyon Varlamov stopped 32 photographs towards his former group for his second shutout of the season, Anders Lee scored and the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-Zero Monday evening.

The Islanders had misplaced two straight general and 4 in a row on the Nassau Coliseum.

Varlamov acquired his 27th profession shutout within the first time dealing with the Avalanche since signing a four-year take care of the Islanders final summer season. The 31-year-old was making his fifth straight begin after alternating with Thomas Greiss the primary 36 video games.

Philipp Francouz, had 32 saves for Colorado, which snapped a two-game skid and was shut out for simply the second time this season. Francouz was miking his first begin since Dec. 27, when he allowed 5 objectives in a 6-Four loss to Minnesota.

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Lee broke a scoreless tie at 6:54 of the third interval. Off a rush, the Islanders’ captain got here up the far facet of the ice and fired off a wrist shot from the highest of the faceoff circle that beat Francouz glove facet.

Lee’s 12th aim of the 12 months aim snapped the Islanders’ aim drought at 139:21. Brock Nelson had been the final Islanders participant to search out the again of the web, scoring the group’s lone aim final Thursday towards the New Jersey Devils. New York was shut out Three-Zero at Toronto on Saturday evening.

Varlamov managed to make a number of key saves all through the evening, together with a point-blank cease on Nathan MacKinnon within the closing minutes of the sport. Jordan Eberle adopted it up seconds later with a diving save to guard the web whereas Varlamov was caught out of place.

New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Getting into the competition, the Avalanche and Islanders had been trending in numerous instructions in scoring. New York had one aim within the earlier two contests, whereas Colorado had totalled 12 in its final two video games.

The Avalanche seemed as if that they had damaged a scoreless tie in the course of the second. Nikita Zadorov was capable of beat Varlamov from the slot, however the aim was overturned after the Islanders efficiently challenged the play for offsides.

NOTES

Colorado made its first go to to the Nassau Coliseum since Nov. 11, 2014. The Islanders gained 6-Zero that evening. … The Islanders scratched F Ross Johnston and D Sebastian Aho. New York recalled Aho from AHL Bridgeport on Jan. Three after asserting D Adam Pelech would miss the rest of the season with an damage to his Achilles tendon. … Islanders F Cal Clutterbuck missed his seventh recreation because of a minimize on his wrist sustained at Boston on Dec. 19. … Colorado’s Samuel Girard (eight assists), Nathan MacKinnon (three objectives, 5 assists) and Mikko Rantanen (4 objectives, one help) every had three recreation level streaks snapped. … The Avalanche scratched D Mark Barberio and F Vladislav Kamenev.

UP NEXT

Avalanche: At New York Rangers on Tuesday evening.

Islanders: At New Jersey on Tuesday evening.

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Christian Arnold, The Related Press

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