The New York Islanders were shut out against the Detroit Red Wings last night at home to make it five straight losses. The Islanders will look to halt the free fall tonight against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in front of their home crowd at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Daniel Alfredsson and Darren Helm each scored twice for the Red Wings last night. Gustav Nyquist also scored. It was a 3-point night for Alfredsson, as the star winger also had an assist on the first Helm goal. That was the game-winner in the first period.
The Islanders have dropped down to last in the Metropolitan Division standings and will need to quickly get things turned around. Their cross-river rival, the New York Rangers did not help matters as they got a win today against the Vancouver Canucks.
Kevin Poulin played in net for the Islanders last night and Anders Nilsson will be the starting goalie tonight.
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