There wasn't a ton of offense in this one, and for the Islanders, there didn't need to be in order to escape on the right side of the result. The Isles, behind Jordan Eberle's first-period goal, shut out the Coyotes, 2-0, on Sunday.
Brock Nelson added an insurance goal late in the third, and goaltender Robin Lehner stonewalled Arizona for 60 minutes, stopping all 31 shots he faced. The Islanders kept pace with the Capitals, who also won Sunday and remain one point ahead for first place in the Metropolitan Division. >> Box score
- 4:37 NYI Jordan Eberle; Assists: Nick Leddy, Johnny Boychuk
- 16:46 NYI Brock Nelson; Assist: Leo Komarov
The Islanders hit the road and will face the Blue Jackets in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday at 7 p.m.