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NY Islanders 3, Winnipeg 1
When: 8:00 PM ET, Thursday, October 17, 2019
Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Chris Lee, Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Steve Miller
Attendance: 15063

Mathew Barzal scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov finished with 32 saves to lead the visiting New York Islanders to 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, their third straight win.

Josh Bailey also had a goal and an assist for New York, which improved to 9-1-1 in Manitoba since the Jets returned to Winnipeg. It was the seventh two-goal game of Barzal's career.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored the lone goal for Winnipeg, which suffered its third straight loss, all on home ice during the start of a six-game homestand. The Jets have been outscored 14-5 during the losing streak. Connor Hellebuyck had 23 saves.

Winnipeg dominated the first period, outshooting New York 16-5 while taking a 1-0 lead. The score came on a power play when Ehlers ripped a wrist shot past a partial screen from the top of the left circle past Varlamov's glove side for his third goal of the season.

The Islanders, who went almost 18 minutes without a shot on goal, tied it at the 7:41 mark of the second on a power play goal by Barzal. Bailey set up the score when he fired a cross-ice pass to the top of the left circle that Barzal one-timed past Hellebuyck's stick side.

Barzal then made it 2-1 with 17 seconds left in the period, finishing a two-on-one with Leo Komarov with a wrist shot from the right circle into the far corner for his third goal of the season. The goal was set up by a steal by Johnny Boychuk near the Islanders' blue line.

Winnipeg pulled Hellebuyck with 1:57 remaining and got two good shots by Patrik Laine, including a wrist shot through traffic that Varlamov managed to squeeze with his pads. Bailey then sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 27 seconds to go.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
NY Islanders   Winnipeg
Mathew Barzal 2 Points Nikolaj Ehlers 1
Mathew Barzal 2 Goals Nikolaj Ehlers 1
Josh Bailey 1 Assists Ville Heinola 1
Mathew Barzal 1 Power Play Goals Nikolaj Ehlers 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Semyon Varlamov .970 Save Percentage Connor Hellebuyck .920
Semyon Varlamov 32 Saves Connor Hellebuyck 23
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 26 3 1-1 1-2 4 25
Winnipeg 33 1 1-2 0-1 2 38
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Edmonton. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play their next game on the road against Columbus. The Islanders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.