One night after beating the Washington Capitals
, a member of the NHL's elite, the Anaheim Ducks
couldn't find a way to beat the League's worst team.
The New York Islanders
, winners of just one of their previous 22 games, scored three times in 99 seconds late in the first period and held on the rest of the way for a 3-2 victory Thursday night that ended a six-game losing streak. New York had won just once, a 2-0 victory against New Jersey on Nov. 26, since capping a 4-1-2 start with an overtime win at Tampa Bay on Oct. 21.
"It's good that we won, but we're not happy," said goaltender Rick DiPietro
, who made 30 saves. "When we win 10 in a row, then we'll be a bit happy."
There weren't many happy faces in the visiting locker room, where the Ducks knew they had let two points get away after an emotional 2-1 overtime win at Washington 24 hours earlier.