NY Islanders (12-24-4) at Edmonton (18-16-3), 9:30 pm EST
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) — The New York Islanders will seek
their first road win in six weeks when they host the Edmonton
Oilers on Monday.
The Islanders have not won away from Nassau Coliseum since
November 24, falling 12 times over that span. The club suffered
back-to-back road losses to the Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose
Sharks on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
Richard Park had six points in those contests, including a goal
and two assists in Saturday’s 5-3 setback to the Sharks, who own
the league’s best record.
New York is on the other end of the spectrum, occupying the
bottom of the NHL’s standings with 28 points. The Islanders are
2-12-2 since the end of November.
The Oilers enjoyed a good start to their five-game homestand,
cruising to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Defenseman Sheldon Souray scored a goal and set up another and
Sam Gagner and Shawn Horcoff had two assists for Edmonton, which
has won four of its previous six contests.