MacDonald helps Islanders blank Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) — Joey MacDonald made 42 saves for his first NHL
shutout, and Frans Nielsen and Josh Bailey scored goals in the
lowly New York Islanders’ 2-0 victory over the Stanley Cup
champion Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

New York, which broke a three-game losing streak, has the worst
record in the NHL, while Detroit is tied with San Jose for the
league lead.

MacDonald, making his 62nd appearance in an NHL career that
began with the Red Wings in 2006-07, made 14 saves in the second
period and 19 in the third. Marian Hossa, Valtteri Filppula and
Pavel Datsyuk all hit posts or crossbars for Detroit.

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New York scored both of its goals in the second period.

Nielsen opened the scoring with a short-handed goal 8:41 into
the period. After taking a pass from Kyle Okposo, Nielsen cut in
off the right wing, made a move and beat Chris Osgood for his
seventh goal of the season.

Bailey scored his sixth goal with 4:51 left in the period,
putting a rebound into an open net after beating Detroit’s
Henrik Zetterberg out of the corner.

Osgood finished with 28 saves.