Islanders bury beleaguered Wings, 8-2

Brock Nelson scored twice and the host New York Islanders racked up a season high in goals while cruising to an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.Jordan Eberle, a 10-year veteran, reached the 500-career-point mark with a goal and an assist as the Islanders snapped a two-game losing streak.The eight goals was the most in a game for the Islanders in nearly four years, since an 8-1 victory over Edmonton on Feb. 7, 2016.Defenseman Noah Dobson scored his first NHL goal and Leo Komarov tallied his first goal this season. Josh Bailey, Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for the Islanders, while Thomas Greiss made 34 saves in the easy win.Detroit’s starting goaltender, Jimmy Howard, was pulled after giving up three goals in the first eight minutes. It marked the most goals allowed by Detroit since an 8-1 loss last season on Feb. 26 against Montreal.Givani Smith scored his first NHL goal for Detroit. Filip Hronek also scored for the Wings.The Islanders bounced back from a 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday by racing to a 4-1 lead after one period.Eberle scored 3:23 into the game, beating Howard through the five-hole.Bailey scored his ninth goal on a second rebound just 36 seconds after Eberle’s goal. Michael Dal Colle took a shot from the left circle that Howard stopped. The rebound came to Tom Kuhnhackl, who hit the post. It caromed to Bailey, who stuffed it into the net.

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