By Dave Hart
Islanders 4, Red Wings 1 – The New York Islanders snapped the Red Wings five-game unbeaten streak with a victory on Monday afternoon.
The Red Wings lone goal was scored by Pavel Datsyuk at the 9:31 mark of the third period. Gustav Nyquist picked up the lone assist on the tally.
The Red Wings are now 29-19-9 on the season, good for 67 points and second place in the Atlantic Division. They are four points ahead of Pittsburgh for the final playoff spot.
Detroit will travel to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
Record: 29-19-9 67 pts
2nd Place in Atlantic Division (3 pts behind Florida)
4th Place in Eastern Conference (17 pts behind Washington)
4 pts ahead of Pittsburgh for the last playoff spot
Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 49 pts
Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 58 pts
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 74 pts
Next Game: 02/18/2016 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 7:00 p.m. @ CONSOL Energy Center
Stats: Goals- Pavel Datsyuk (12). Assists- Gustav Nyquist (17). Goaltender- Jimmy Howard L (7-9-4) 28 saves on 32 shots.