DETROIT — Andreas Athanasiou scored twice and Jonathan Bernier stopped 41 pictures, giving the Detroit Purple Wings, who had misplaced 12 of their earlier 13 video games, a 2-1 win in opposition to the Islanders on Saturday.
Anders Lee, the Islanders’ captain, had a tying scored on a shot from the slot halfway by the primary interval, his team-high 26th aim, and Thomas Greiss had 20 saves.
The Islanders, who failed to achieve floor on the first-place Washington Capitals and the third-place Pittsburgh Penguins within the Metropolitan Division, had received two straight and 4 of the earlier 5 video games.
On his first aim, at 2 minutes 59 seconds of the primary interval, Athanasiou obtained a break. He centered a cross that went off the left leg of Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock and into the online.
There was far more ability on show for his second aim. Athanasiou put Detroit forward, 2-1, virtually midway by the second interval. He tapped the puck previous Greiss off Danny DeKeyser’s slap cross from the highest of the best circle to the left aspect of the online.
Athanasiou celebrated his second aim by leaping to bump chests and hug his teammate Tyler Bertuzzi.
“He will get fairly excited after we rating, so I assumed I’d get excited with him,” Athanasiou stated.
It was the primary victory for Bernier in additional than a month.
“If Bernier doesn’t have that evening, we in all probability win, 4-1,” Islanders Coach Barry Trotz stated. “However they obtained a lucky aim, and we in all probability have 25 scoring possibilities and couldn’t bury them.”