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NY Islanders 5, Edmonton 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 16, 2019
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Steve Miller, Tony Sericolo
Attendance: 14812

Ryan Pulock, Valtteri Filppula, Mathew Barzal, Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored Saturday night for the New York Islanders, who made their regular-season finale at Barclays Center a winning one by beating the Edmonton Oilers, 5-2.

The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders have won five of six. The Oilers have lost four straight and 10 of 11 (1-8-2).

Goalie Robin Lehner made 34 saves for the Islanders, who will play their final 12 regular-season games and any first-round home playoff games at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. If they advance beyond the first round, all subsequent home games will be played at Barclays Center, where New York is 12-6-2 this season and 78-47-18 since moving to Brooklyn prior to the 2015-16 campaign.

Josh Bailey and Devon Toews each had two assists for the Islanders.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers. Goalie Mikko Koskinen made 19 saves.

A faceoff win deep in the Oilers zone led to Pulock's goal. Bailey won the puck from Colby Cave and passed to Toews, who dished to Pulock. The defenseman's shot sailed over Koskinen's right shoulder, off the top post and into the net at the 3:02 mark of the second period for a 1-0 lead.

The Islanders doubled their lead with 6:30 left in the middle period, when Nick Leddy passed into the crease to Filppula, who was stationed in front of the net next to defenseman Alexander Petrovic. The puck bounced off Filppula's stick and fluttered past Koskinen.

The Oilers got on the board with 2.3 seconds left in the second, when Kris Russell's shot was redirected by Nugent-Hopkins and past an unsuspecting Lehner.

The Islanders extended the lead to two goals again 5:09 into the third, when Barzal redirected Toews' shot from the left faceoff circle.

The Oilers pulled within a goal with 9:40 left thanks to an impressive assist by Connor McDavid. The Edmonton star was triple-teamed near the crease but dished a pass to Draisaitl, who fired a shot into the open right corner of the net for a power-play tally.

Lee iced the game by scoring with 2:16 left, and Nelson scored an empty-netter 32 seconds later.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Edmonton   NY Islanders
Leon Draisaitl 1 Points Josh Bailey 2
Leon Draisaitl 1 Goals Mathew Barzal 1
Oscar Klefbom 1 Assists Josh Bailey 2
Leon Draisaitl 1 Power Play Goals Ryan Pulock 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mikko Koskinen .826 Save Percentage Robin Lehner .944
Mikko Koskinen 19 Saves Robin Lehner 34
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Edmonton 36 2 1-5 2-3 23 32
NY Islanders 24 5 1-3 4-5 17 25
Upcoming Games
  • NY Islanders will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Islanders have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • Edmonton will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Oilers have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .394 after a loss.