Mikael Backlund and Rasmus Andersson scored early in the third interval Tuesday night time time for the Calgary Flames, who acquired their sixth consecutive sport with a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
Matthew Tkachuk opened the scoring for the Western Conference-leading Flames, who’ve acquired the first two video video games of an Eastern Conference avenue journey.
Flames goalie Mike Smith made 26 saves.
Josh Bailey scored for the Islanders, who misplaced for the third time in 4 video video games — a skid that began at Calgary closing Wednesday — to fall proper right into a tie for first place in the Metropolitan Division with the Washington Capitals.
Islanders goalie Robin Lehner recorded 24 saves.
After a scoreless first interval, the Flames took the lead on a power-play goal by Tkachuk 2:57 into the second. Elias Lindholm, stationed in a face-off circle, fired a shot into the crease. Tkachuk, in one motion and no matter being parallel to the internet, managed to knock the puck down, regain administration and tuck a shot by way of his legs and beneath Lehner’s legs.
The Islanders tied the score fairly lower than 5 minutes later due to a sequence started by Andrew Ladd, who poked the puck free from Flames center Sam Bennett in the Calgary zone. Valtteri Filppula pounced on the puck and fed Bailey for the goal off a two-on-one rush.
The Flames squandered 90 seconds of a five-on-three spanning the second and third intervals sooner than scoring twice in a span of decrease than two minutes.
Backlund put the Flames ahead 3:15 into the final interval, and Andersson made it 3-1 merely 118 seconds in some time a blistering slap shot.