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NHL Game Summary - Colorado at NY Islanders



(Saturday, February 8th)

Final Score: Colorado 5, NY Islanders 2

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Duchene potted a pair of goals in the second period and the Colorado Avalanche held off the New York Islanders, 5-2, on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

After Nathan MacKinnon gave Colorado a 1-0 lead in the first, Duchene scored his 100th career goal 7:49 into the second before netting the eventual game- winner just under three minutes later.

The Islanders answered with a pair of goals during a 5-on-3 in the middle stages of the third, but Semyon Varlamov made just enough saves down the stretch to send the Avs into the Olympic break on a high note.

Gabriel Landeskog added an empty-netter and assisted on MacKinnon's marker, while Varlamov made 30 saves for Colorado, which snapped a two-game slide to finish 2-2-0 on a four-game road trip.

John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky each scored for New York, while Evgeni Nabokov allowed three goals on 25 shots for the Islanders, who have lost two straight and seven of their last eight games.

"Hopefully we can use this time to get away," Tavares said of heading into the Olympic break. "Get some rest and come back with a little bit of fresh mindsets and finish the year strong."

Landeskog helped open the scoring just over 13 minutes in, as he shrugged off a defender in the right corner and cut in on net.

Nabokov blocked the initial shot, but Landeskog was pushed into the New York netminder and the rebound trickled to the low right side, where MacKinnon recovered it before ripping the disc into the empty net at 13:04.

Duchene made it 2-0 under eight minutes into the second when he followed his own shot and pounded the puck through the pads of Nabokov after leading a Colorado counterattack.

Just under three minutes later, Duchene roofed a wrister from a tough angle on the low right side to make it 3-0 at 10:33.

"The second shot was a perfect shot," Colorado head coach Patrick Roy said of Duchene's second goal. "Right under the bar, it was a beauty."

Colorado nearly gave the lead away midway through the third, as Andre Benoit and Maxime Talbot each went off for minor penalties at 10:17.

Tavares buried a one-timer from the low right side a minute into the two-man advantage before Visnovsky lit the lamp with a one-timer from atop the right circle to make it 3-2 at 12:14.

However, Varlamov held the Isles off the board from there, and Landeskog scored on the empty net at 19:13 to make it 4-2.

Paul Stastny was awarded an empty-net goal at 19:58 after Thomas Vanek threw his stick with an empty net behind him.

Game Notes

Colorado had lost six straight on Long Island, with its last win coming on Dec. 8, 1998 ... The Islanders were 0-for-33 on the power play prior to Tavares' goal ... Landeskog extended his point streak to nine games ... Colorado defenseman Tyson Barrie recorded three assists ... After the game Visnovsky announced he will not compete with Team Slovakia in Sochi after he was not cleared by the team doctors following an evaluation.

02/09 00:04:26 ET

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Colorado 4/24 9:30 PM ET
Minnesota CNBC, TSN2, Alt, FSN-N,WI
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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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