Bailey, Islanders top Coyotes for fifth straight win


  • Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and the New York Islanders won their fifth straight game, 4-2 against the Arizona Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday.
  • Derick Brassard, Anders Lee and Scott Mayfield also scored, and Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves for New York (6-3-0), which has allowed nine goals over the winning streak.
  • Brock Nelson had two assists.

“I liked our effort; it was probably one of our more complete games start to finish against a very good team,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “I liked that we came out and set the tone. We were sort of dogs on a bone right off the bat.”

  • Michael Grabner and Conor Garland scored, and Darcy Kuemper made 18 saves for Arizona (5-3-1), which had won four in a row.
  • It was the first time Kuemper allowed more than two goals since March 23 (14 starts).

“A little humble pie for the team,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “I thought some guys were, whether it was sluggish or whatever, you’ve got to play with your nose over the puck, not on your heels. I thought we were on our heels a little bit, so that’s what happens.”


  • The Coyotes were 0-for-3 on the power play; they were 7-for-18 during their winning streak. …
  • Arizona forward Nick Schmaltz’s six-game point streak (three goals, six assists) ended. …
  • Islanders center Casey Cizikas played for the first time since Oct. 8; he missed five games because of a lower-body injury. …
  • New York has won seven straight home games against Arizona. …
  • Islanders center Mathew Barzal’s three-game goal streak ended. …
  • Nelson has 53 points (27 goals, 26 assists) in 69 NHL career games in October. …
  • New York forward Leo Komarov is likely to miss at least two more games because of an illness.
  • He was placed on injured reserve before the game.
Sources & Credits: Brian Compton @BComptonNHL /, New York Islanders, Arizona Coyotes
NHL Highlights | Coyotes vs. Islanders – Oct 24, 2019

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