Josh Bailey scored twice Friday evening because the host New York Islanders pieced collectively a long-awaited successful streak by beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 in Elmont, N.Y.
Brock Nelson scored within the first interval and Bailey and Anders Lee scored 40 seconds aside early within the second for the Islanders, who’ve received back-to-back video games for the primary time since successful three in a row from Jan. 17-21.
Bailey, who snapped an 18-game goal-scoring drought on Thursday in New York’s 6-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, scored his second of the Friday recreation at 7:14 of the third interval. Cal Clutterbuck added an empty-netter with 4:44 remaining.
Goalie Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves as Islanders coach Barry Trotz earned his 900th profession win.
Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler scored for the Jets, who had a two-game successful streak snapped as they remained 5 factors behind the Dallas Stars within the race for the ultimate Western Convention wild-card spot.
Winnipeg goalie Connor Hellebuyck recorded 33 saves.
A hooking penalty on Connor arrange the facility play on which Nelson scored 6:38 into the primary interval. Nelson took a go from Anthony Beauvillier and fired a shot beneath Hellebuyck’s arm.
Hellebuyck’s deflection of a Ryan Pulock shot arrange Connor’s breakaway purpose a bit greater than 10 minutes later, when Nikolaj Ehlers fed Connor to complete the two-on-none break.
Bailey and Lee mixed to shortly give the Islanders a two-goal lead early within the second.
Bailey adopted the rebound of his personal shot on the purpose line and scored 1:09 into the interval. Lee then pounced on the rebound of a Beauvillier shot and shuffled the puck earlier than tucking it into the higher center a part of the web previous a sprawling Hellebuyck. It was Lee’s sixth purpose up to now three video games and fourth in two nights.
The Jets pulled inside 3-2 simply 20 seconds into the third interval. Paul Stastny acquired a stick on a shot by Dylan DeMelo, and the puck bounced within the crease earlier than glancing off Wheeler’s skate and trickling previous Varlamov.
Bailey, who had simply three objectives in his first 45 video games this season, prolonged the Islanders’ lead again to 2 objectives. He adopted Adam Pelech’s shot and went to the backhand to shut out his first two-goal recreation since April 20, 2021, towards the New York Rangers.