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New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy celebrates his second goal during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy celebrates his second goal during the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Nick Leddy scored two power-play goals, Mathew Barzal recorded five assists and the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Box Score

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 (Geoff Burke)
(Geoff Burke)

The New Jersey Devils and Colorado Avalanche combined for only 118 points last season, or the same amount of the Presidents' Trophy-winning Washington Capitals.

On Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center, the Devils host the Avalanche (1-0-0) as both teams seek to distance themselves from last season.

Colorado already took a step in that direction, defeating the New York Rangers, 4-2, on Thursday night. After finishing last in the league with 22 wins and 48 points in 2016-17, the Avalanche skated into Madison Square Garden and never trailed en-route to a season-opening road victory.

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New York Islanders center Ryan Strome celebrates his power play goal against the Colorado Avalanche with New York Islanders center Anders Lee during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Islanders center Ryan Strome celebrates his power play goal against the Colorado Avalanche with New York Islanders center Anders Lee during the second period at Barclays Center. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-1, Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more


First period:

  • 8:12 COL Joe Colborne; Assists: Andreas Martinsen, Fedor Tyutin
  • 12:01 NYI Nick Leddy; Assists: Stephen Gionta, Casey Cizikas

Second period:

  • 14:46 NYI Ryan Strome (power play); Assists: John Tavares, Leddy

Third period:

  • 1:21 NYI Anders Lee; Assists: Tavares, Johnny Boychuk
  • 11:22 NYI Lee (power play); Assists: Boychuk, Leddy
  • 13:48 NYI Jason Chimera; Assist: Brock Nelson
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New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk takes a shot and Ottawa Senators forwardRyan Dzingel defends during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. (Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk takes a shot and Ottawa Senators forwardRyan Dzingel defends during the first period at Canadian Tire Centre. (Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports)

The Colorado Avalanche long ago became resigned to playing the role of spoiler during the second half of the NHL season, On Sunday night, they'll have a rare chance to damage an opponent's playoff chances for a second time when they visit the New York islanders at Barclays Center.

The game will be the second of a back-to-back set for both the Islanders and Avalanche, each of whom lost on Saturday. New York fell to the Ottawa Senators, 3-0, while Colorado dropped a 4-2 decision to the New York Rangers.

The Avalanche are an NHL-worst 15-35-2, including just 3-15-1 since play resumed following the holiday break. But one of those wins came against the Islanders on Jan. 6, when Colorado earned a 2-1 overtime victory at Pepsi Center.

That loss could loom big for the Islanders (24-19-10), who have gone 18-9-6 since Nov. 28 to climb into the wild card race. The defeat on Saturday dropped New York three points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers, who are currently tied for the second wild card.

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Jan 6, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) defends his net in the second period Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 6, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) defends his net in the second period Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)

First Period 

  • 6:06 COL Gabriel Landeskog; Assists: Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon

Second Period 

  • 17:34 NYI Johnny Boychuk (power play); Assists: Nick Leddy, Ryan Strome 

Overtime 

  • 4:43 COL Nathan MacKinnon; Assists: Jerome Iginla, Tyson Barrie

Next Game: The Islanders finish their road trip and take on the Coyotes on Saturday at 8 p.m.

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Dec 31, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. New York Islanders win 6-2. (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)
Dec 31, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. New York Islanders win 6-2. (Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

The Islanders head to Colorado to open up the 2017 portion of their schedule to take on the Avalanche at 9 p.m. 

According to STATS...

  • The Islanders throttled the Jets, 6-2, at MTS Centre on New Year's Eve, recording their fourth win in the last five games overall. New York is 3-2-1 in its last six road tilts (1-6-1 in first eight road games of the season).
  • Colorado dropped a 4-1 decision in Calgary on Wednesday night, losing its fifth straight tilt, and for the 10th time in the last 11 games overall. The Avs have lost 10 straight games at Pepsi Center -- the longest home losing streak in franchise history.
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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) and center Matt Duchene (9) and center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrate a win over the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center. (Ron Chenoy)
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) and center Matt Duchene (9) and center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrate a win over the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center. (Ron Chenoy)

The Devils host the Colorado Avalanche in Newark on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • Colorado has won four straight and seven of its last eight overall matchups with the Devils. The Avs have also won two consecutive trips to New Jersey, last losing there back on March 15, 2012.
  • The Devils have lost four of their last six games overall and will be looking to snap their current two-game home losing streak. New Jersey is 5-5-1 against Western Conference foes this season.
  • With their 5-3 loss to the Islanders on Monday, the Avalanche have now dropped five of their last seven games. Colorado, who leads the NHL with 414 blocked shots, is 0-2-0 in the second of back-to-back games this season.
  • Cory Schneider has held Colorado to two goals or fewer in nine of his 12 career starts against them. Schneider has lost each of his last five starts against Colorado -- tied with the Red Wings for his longest active losing streak versus any opponent.
  • New Jersey's leading goal scorer this season, Adam Henrique, has three goals and two assists during his current four game point streak. Henrique has two points (both assists) in five career games against Colorado and is seven assists shy of 100 for his NHL career.
  • Jarome Iginla lit the lamp against the Islanders on Monday and now sits three goals shy of becoming the 19th player in NHL history to score 600 career goals. Iginla has four goals and five assists in his last six meetings against New Jersey.
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New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)
New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider (35) makes a glove save during the first period of their game against the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center. (Ed Mulholland)

(AP) -- While the New Jersey Devils have teetered the ledge but just won't drop off, the Colorado Avalanche are in danger of losing their footing.

The once-hot Devils have lessened the blow of a slump and look for back-to-back wins for the first time in more than two weeks when the slumping Avalanche visit Tuesday night.

New Jersey (12-9-2) was one of the hottest teams in the league with wins in 10 of 13 games from the middle of October into mid-November. The Devils cooled off, however, with losses in three of four, and it seemed as if a home-and-home set against Montreal would continue the spiral.

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Nov 30, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Marek Zidlicky (28) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Andrew Agozzino (28) battle for position as New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) stop a shot during first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 30, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Marek Zidlicky (28) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Andrew Agozzino (28) battle for position as New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) stop a shot during first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Cal Clutterbuck broke a tie 1:52 into the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 on Monday night.

Kyle OkposoMikhail GrabovskiCasey Cizikas and Ryan Strome also scored and the Islanders won for the third time in four games. Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots.

Jarome IginlaNick Holden and former Islander Blake Comeau each scored for Colorado, but the Avalanche fell for the fifth time in their last seven games.

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Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) celebrates his goal during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene (9) celebrates his goal during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck)

Matt Duchene has had a hand in nearly half of Colorado's goals in November while scoring more than any Avalanche player has during that month since the franchise relocated from Quebec in 1995.

The problem is that the Avalanche have lost just as much as they did when Duchene was having trouble producing in October.

Colorado looks to win for just the third time in seven tries as it begins a four-game road trip Monday night against the New York Islanders.

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The Islanders repaid the Colorado Avalanche for the 5-0 beating they gave New York back on October 30. Six different Islanders scored as they trounced the Avs 6-0 at Nassau Coliseum. It's safe to say Tuesday's win was the best all season and that the Islanders played a pretty flawless 60 minute contest.

For the game story click here and for the Islander notebook click here.

Below are some quick thoughts and notes from the Isles 6-0 win over the Avalanche:

  • You could not have asked for a better game out of the Islanders than the one they gave Tuesday night. They were aggressive, kept the puck in the Colorado end of the ice and did not take their foot off the pedal with a big lead. In the past, Islander teams would have played a more subdued game once they jumped into a big lead and usually would allow their opponent to tie the game in the third period. That was clearly not the case this time.
  • Jaroslav Halak had another great game between the pipes. He made 20 saves in his second consecutive shutout this season and his sixth win of the year. Halak has certainly been playing like the goaltender the Islanders have lacked.
  • The team's defense was superb, as well, on Tuesday. The Islanders kept the Avalanche out of their own zone, got in between passes and blocked shots. Certainly a much more improved defense than in years, and even in games past this season.
  • The penalty kill was outstanding once again. The Islanders were a perfect 3-for-3 when down a man. The Avalanche didn't get to establish any presence in the offensive zone, any shots that did get through were turned away by Halak and the Isles even scored shorthanded. Through three games the Isles are 12-for-12 on the penalty kill. It is a stark contrast from the PK unit that was seen two weeks ago.
  • All four lines were going for the Islanders. Regardless if the first line or the fourth line were on the ice, the Isles did not let off the gas. Every line was aggressive and created scoring chances for the team through the 60 minute game and it showed on the score sheet.
  • Casey Cizikas and Ryan Strome each scored their first goals of the year in the win.
  • Nick Leddy's first period goal was his 100th career point in the NHL.
  • Johnny Boychuk played a solid game after missing the team's previous contest in Arizona. He led the Islanders in playing time Tuesday night with 21:38.
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The Islanders certainly know their history in November in years past, but they are not letting that creep into their minds this year.

Coach Jack Capuano didn't even want to address the matter when asked by a reporter about it Tuesday night.

"I don't want to talk about it," he said.

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The Islanders fell to the Colorado Avalanche in a performance that was as terrifying as any horror movie that was airing on Thursday night. Chad Johnson allowed five goals on 23 shots from Colorado and the Islanders had another sluggish second period that gave way for the Avs to run away with the game.

For the game recap,?click here

Below are some quick thoughts and notes from the 5-0 loss to the Avs:

  • The Islanders special teams struggled for the Islanders. On the power play, the Islanders went 0-for-6 on the night. The power play has hit a rut since starting the year strong. The Islanders are 2-for-10 in their last two games on the man-advantage and are 11th in the league on the power play. One of the most noticeable aspects of the Isles power play is the overabundance of passing they do while trying to create the perfect play.?The Isles could benefit from putting pucks on net, which they did to start the year and was successful for them.
  • The penalty kill is now ranked 30th in the NHL. It did not look good last night, especially on Nathan MacKinnon's goal in the second period. All four Islander penalty killers were down in the goal crease and MacKinnon has all the time in the world to control the puck and score.
  • The Islanders have surrendered 11 power play goals against in 33 kills through 10 games this season.
  • MacKinnon's two goals on Thursday night were his first of the season. The reigning Calder Trophy winner had just four assists through the Avalanche's first 10 games this season before scoring twice on the Islanders
  • The Islanders have now surrendered 36 goals in 11 games and are averaging 3.60 goals against per game.
  • The Islanders third defensive pairing of Brian Strait and Calvin de Haan were on the ice for two of the five goals scored by Colorado and the Islanders fourth line was on when the Avalanche scored the game's first goal.
  • Lubomir Visnovsky led all Islanders in ice time with 23:04 and Matt Martin played a game low of 10:27.
  • Kyle Okposo played in his 400th career NHL game Thursday night.
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- It had been two years since P.A. Parenteau graced the ice of Nassau Coliseum, but that changed Saturday when he made his first visit to Long Island since leaving the Islanders in free agency and signing with the Colorado Avalanche in 2012.During his tenure on Long Island, Parenteau became a fixture on the Islanders top line, creating good chemistry?with John Tavares and former?winger Matt Moulson. He recorded 38 goals and 82 assists for 120 points over the two years he wore the orange and blue.Despite the success he had, the Islanders and Parenteau could not come to an agreement and he signed in the ?"Mile-High City" on July 1, 2012."I think their young talent that they had... I think that really appealed to?me," Parenteau responded when asked what?attracted??him to Colorado. "Also it's a great city. Me and the family were pretty comfortable there and we really enjoy it so far."No matter how much he is enjoyed his time with the Avs, Parenteau is grateful for his time and the opportunity he got with the Islanders."I'm really grateful for what Snowy and Jack did for me in my first year there," he said. "It's something I'll never forget. They pretty much put me on the map, so that's something I'm really grateful for.?It was two great years, I got to play with really great players and it was an awesome time."?The 30-year-old winger also remembered his time playing alongside a world class player like Tavares fondly."He's a special player to play with," Parenteau said. "I think around the net he's so good and the way he prepares for games too. I think it's pretty impressive for a guy that age. He's still a good friend of mine. I still talk to him, we went for dinner last night. He was fun to play with and I have some really good memories of my two years here."Tavares was equally as complimentary of Parenteau during his chat with reporters prior to Saturday's game."He?s got a great personality; he?s a great guy in the locker room," the Islander captain told the team's website. "He?s very upbeat and he?s got a great skill set. He overcame a lot to finally make it in the NHL, so I?m happy to see him doing well."Parenteau has put up 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) this season with Colorado.In a homecoming of sorts, Parenteau and the Avalanche came away on the winning side. The Avs defeated the Islanders 5-2 and and the former Islander assisted on Matt Duchene's first goal of the evening.Parenteau finished the game seeing 16:11 of total ice time against his former team.
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Fresh off the news earlier that the Devils would be keeping their first-round pick this year, tonight's draft lottery proved a bit interesting as the No. 9 spot approached and the Devils' name had not been picked yet. If they weren't tabbed at No. 9, it means the Devils had the first pick and the right (likely) to select defenseman (and super-duper all-around guy) (oh and possible Jay-Z client) Seth Jones.

https://twitter.com/NHLDevilsPR/status/329027256020242432

Alas, it was not to be. Wait, who won the lottery? No way. You're kidding me. REALLY?!

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Four years ago today, Martin Brodeur etched a place in NHL history with his 552nd win.

Three Stanley Cups, four Vezina Trophies, five Jennings Trophies, plus a slew of awards and accomplishments have helped cement Martin Brodeur as one of the NHL's all-time greatest goaltenders.

But four years ago today, Brodeur staked a claim to No. 1.

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Remember that whole "Should the Devils trade for Ryan O'Reilly" post? Yeah, well, looks like they won't have the chance...

https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/307255929106214913

And the details of the offer:

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