UNIONDALE, N.Y.--Anders Lee broke a scoreless tie early in the third period, and the New York Islanders topped the Colorado Avalanche 1-0 at NYCB Live/Nassau Coliseum on Monday night.
Avs goaltender Pavel Francouz stopped 32 shots, and New York's Semyon Varlamov also denied 32.
Devon Toews and Michael Dal Colle had assists on Lee's 12th goal of the season at 6:54 of the final frame.
Colorado wraps up its two game road trip on Tuesday at the New York Rangers.
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6:54 NYI (0-1) - Anders Lee's wrist from the from the left circle sneaked in short-side.
Final: Islanders - 1 | Avalanche - 0
- Semyon Varlamov (NYI): Posted a shutout
- Anders Lee (NYI): Scored the lone goal
- Samuel Girard (COL): Had eight shot attempts in 23:07 of ice time
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Colorado: 0 for 2
N.Y. Islanders: 0 for 1
Colorado: Pavel Francouz stopped 32-of-33 shots faced
N.Y. Islanders: Semyon Varlamov posted a 32-save shutout
The Avalanche was playing the first half of its eighth back-to-back set of the season. Colorado, which will play 12 consecutive-night games this year, is now 5-3-0 in the first contest of these sets... Colorado was playing its first game at the Nassau Coliseum since Nov. 11, 2014… The Avs own a 5-8-0 all-time record in the building since moving to Denver... Nikita Zadorov scored at 13:51 of the second period, but the goal was overturned because the play was offside... The Avalanche is now 11-3-2 against Eastern Conference teams this season... The Avs and Islanders close out their two-game season series on Feb. 19 in Denver.
Head coach Jared Bednar on the Avs overturned goal for offside: "I think they made the right call. It's tough to tell, it's up in the air, but I think we were in ahead of it."
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Valeri Nichushkin returned to the lineup after missing the previous game with an illness. He resumed his spot on a line with Nazem Kadri and Matt Calvert… Mark Barberio and Vladislav Kamenev were scratched… Goaltender Pavel Francouz got the start in net in the first half of the Avs' back-to-back set.
Colin Wilson (lower body) is out indefinitely after having surgery
Colorado wraps up its road trip and back-to-back on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden when it takes on the New York Rangers at 5:30 p.m. MT.
Based on the start of the game
92 Gabriel Landeskog - 29 Nathan MacKinnon - 72 Joonas Donskoi
13 Valeri Nichushkin - 91 Nazem Kadri - 11 Matt Calvert
95 Andre Burakovsky - 37 J.T. Compher - 96 Mikko Rantanen
17 Tyson Jost - 41 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - 83 Matt Nieto
27 Ryan Graves - 8 Cale Makar
49 Samuel Girard - 6 Erik Johnson
16 Nikita Zadorov - 28 Ian Cole
39 Pavel Francouz
31 Philipp Grubauer