Eberle scores twice, Islanders handle Red Wings 4-1

DETROIT (AP) With no goals in his first 14 games this season, Jordan Eberle was understandably frustrated.

''Ever since the ankle injury, I've come back and had a ton of chances,'' he said. ''Sometimes they don't go in.''

Eberle finally ended that drought with two goals Monday night, and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves to lift the New York Islanders over Detroit 4-1, extending the Red Wings' winless streak to 10 games.

''It's funny how it works,'' Eberle said. ''You don't score for a while and then you score two.''

Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for the Islanders, who were outshot 31-25 but never trailed in the game. Dylan Larkin had the only goal for Detroit.

New York has alternated starting goalies for its first 25 games this season, a franchise record. Monday was Varlamov's turn, although he actually played in the team's previous game - a 2-0 win over Columbus on Saturday - after starter Thomas Greiss had to exit in the first period. The Islanders nearly pulled off a second straight shutout against the struggling Red Wings.

''We got to clean up a few things, but they're playing desperate,'' New York coach Barry Trotz said. ''They threw a lot of pucks - they had 56 attempts, I think. I thought we did a pretty good job.''

New York scored twice in the first period. Lee beat goalie Jonathan Bernier from point-blank range off a pass from Mathew Barzal. Then the Islanders scored again immediately after killing off a penalty. Beauvillier came out of the penalty box, took a pass from Josh Bailey and skated in on a breakaway to make it 2-0.

Larkin's power-play goal made it 2-1 in the second, but the Islanders also struck with the man advantage in that period. New York actually had a two-man advantage for 88 seconds, and immediately after the first penalty expired, the puck bounced to Eberle to the right of the net. Bernier was too late lunging over, and the Islanders had a two-goal lead again.

''The 5-on-3 guys ... they did a great job - great sticks, broke up plays,'' Larkin said. ''Just a bad bounce.''

Eberle's second goal came with 6:36 left in the third. He knocked the puck in during a goalmouth scramble, and although an official initially waived off the goal, it was eventually allowed to stand.

''I think Jordan's played pretty well. I've been saying, `Just stay with it, get yourself closer to the net,''' Trotz said. ''I think today both those goals, he was probably within a few feet of the net.''

Detroit is 0-8-2 during this winless stretch, and the last eight games were regulation losses. The Red Wings have been outscored 28-5 over their last six.

''We've played pretty well the last number of games, with the exception of a terrible game against Toronto, and we've gotten no results whatsoever to show for it,'' Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. ''The scoresheet looks terrible. I get all that. But I'm just telling you, our guys have done lots of good stuff, so let's just keep building on those things.''

NOTES: The Islanders are 15-0-1 this season when scoring at least three goals, and 53-2-3 since Trotz took over last season.

UP NEXT

Islanders: Visit the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Red Wings: Host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

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2114
DET7-20-3
0101
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Bailey RW01212/2018:540
M. Barzal C01113/3019:490
A. Beauvillier LW10120/0218:060
J. Boychuk D00110/0218:541
D. Brassard RW00020/1014:080
C. Cizikas C001110/8015:153
C. Clutterbuck RW00011/1013:594
J. Eberle RW20140/0012:400
O. Koivula C00001/1204:260
L. Komarov RW01200/1008:483
N. Leddy D01010/0221:351
A. Lee LW11132/2218:243
M. Martin LW00000/0009:092
S. Mayfield D00010/0017:281
B. Nelson C00048/3018:580
A. Pelech D00200/0018:420
R. Pulock D03320/0022:211
D. Toews D00010/0218:140
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Athanasiou RW00-221/0018:440
T. Bertuzzi LW01-140/0019:390
A. Biega D00-100/0013:322
D. Cholowski D00010/0019:261
C. Ehn RW00-102/2007:520
A. Erne LW00-132/0013:241
R. Fabbri LW00030/1018:003
V. Filppula C00-108/5219:500
L. Glendening RW00032/7215:121
M. Green D00-220/0019:191
D. Helm LW00012/0210:531
F. Hronek D00-210/0024:290
D. Larkin C10-155/7021:060
D. McIlrath D00000/0015:431
P. Nemeth D00-120/0221:531
F. Nielsen C00030/5211:080
B. Perlini RW00-200/0009:310
F. Zadina LW01010/0011:292
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Varlamov (W)3113060:00
GOALIESSA
S. Varlamov (W)31
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (L)2542160:00
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (L)25
Brock Nelson shot on goal (Tip-in shot)
NYI:GoalsShots
DET:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • NYI
      13:24GOAL Jordan Eberle (Wrist shot), Assists: Ryan Pulock and Leo Komarov
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • NYI
      16:34(PP) GOAL Jordan Eberle (Wrist shot), Assists: Anders Lee and Nick Leddy
    • DET
      10:36(PP) GOAL Dylan Larkin (Backhand shot), Assists: Tyler Bertuzzi and Filip Zadina
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • NYI
      13:17GOAL Anthony Beauvillier (Backhand shot), Assists: Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock
    • NYI
      08:46GOAL Anders Lee (Snap shot), Assists: Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • DET
      18:46Valtteri Filppula penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
    • DET
      16:43Luke Glendening penalty Boarding - 2 min.
    • NYI
      02:37Otto Koivula penalty Tripping - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • DET
      14:58Patrik Nemeth penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • DET
      14:26Frans Nielsen penalty Interference - 2 min.
    • NYI
      10:26Nick Leddy penalty Holding - 2 min.
    • NYI
      07:43Devon Toews penalty Delay of Game - 2 min.
    • NYI
      05:00Anders Lee penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • NYI
      16:31Johnny Boychuk penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • NYI
      11:08Anthony Beauvillier penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • DET
      03:12Darren Helm penalty Delay of Game - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
NYI
DET
Shots on Goal2531
Goals in Power Play11
Faceoff Wins2722
Penalties65
Major Penalties00
Minor Penalties00
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
NYI
Shots on Goal25
Goals in Power Play1
Faceoff Wins27
Penalties6
Major Penalties0
Minor Penalties0
Misconducts0
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NYI18-5-2
2114
DET7-20-3
0101
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Bailey RW01212/2018:540
M. Barzal C01113/3019:490
A. Beauvillier LW10120/0218:060
J. Boychuk D00110/0218:541
D. Brassard RW00020/1014:080
C. Cizikas C001110/8015:153
C. Clutterbuck RW00011/1013:594
J. Eberle RW20140/0012:400
O. Koivula C00001/1204:260
L. Komarov RW01200/1008:483
N. Leddy D01010/0221:351
A. Lee LW11132/2218:243
M. Martin LW00000/0009:092
S. Mayfield D00010/0017:281
B. Nelson C00048/3018:580
A. Pelech D00200/0018:420
R. Pulock D03320/0022:211
D. Toews D00010/0218:140
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Athanasiou RW00-221/0018:440
T. Bertuzzi LW01-140/0019:390
A. Biega D00-100/0013:322
D. Cholowski D00010/0019:261
C. Ehn RW00-102/2007:520
A. Erne LW00-132/0013:241
R. Fabbri LW00030/1018:003
V. Filppula C00-108/5219:500
L. Glendening RW00032/7215:121
M. Green D00-220/0019:191
D. Helm LW00012/0210:531
F. Hronek D00-210/0024:290
D. Larkin C10-155/7021:060
D. McIlrath D00000/0015:431
P. Nemeth D00-120/0221:531
F. Nielsen C00030/5211:080
B. Perlini RW00-200/0009:310
F. Zadina LW01010/0011:292
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Varlamov (W)3113060:00
GOALIESSA
S. Varlamov (W)31
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (L)2542160:00
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (L)25
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
NYI18-5-2
2114
DET7-20-3
0101
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Bailey RW01212/2018:540
M. Barzal C01113/3019:490
A. Beauvillier LW10120/0218:060
J. Boychuk D00110/0218:541
D. Brassard RW00020/1014:080
C. Cizikas C001110/8015:153
C. Clutterbuck RW00011/1013:594
J. Eberle RW20140/0012:400
O. Koivula C00001/1204:260
L. Komarov RW01200/1008:483
N. Leddy D01010/0221:351
A. Lee LW11132/2218:243
M. Martin LW00000/0009:092
S. Mayfield D00010/0017:281
B. Nelson C00048/3018:580
A. Pelech D00200/0018:420
R. Pulock D03320/0022:211
D. Toews D00010/0218:140
Total4802527/2212-19
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
A. Athanasiou RW00-221/0018:440
T. Bertuzzi LW01-140/0019:390
A. Biega D00-100/0013:322
D. Cholowski D00010/0019:261
C. Ehn RW00-102/2007:520
A. Erne LW00-132/0013:241
R. Fabbri LW00030/1018:003
V. Filppula C00-108/5219:500
L. Glendening RW00032/7215:121
M. Green D00-220/0019:191
D. Helm LW00012/0210:531
F. Hronek D00-210/0024:290
D. Larkin C10-155/7021:060
D. McIlrath D00000/0015:431
P. Nemeth D00-120/0221:531
F. Nielsen C00030/5211:080
B. Perlini RW00-200/0009:310
F. Zadina LW01010/0011:292
Total1203122/2710-14
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
S. Varlamov (W)3113060:00
GOALIESSA
S. Varlamov (W)31
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (L)2542160:00
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (L)25
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

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