The New York Islanders winning streak reached three games on Friday night, after scoring a 4-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes at UBS Arena.
Scott Mayfield (1G, 1A), Austin Czarnik and Brock Nelson (2G) scored for the Islanders, who beat/blanked the Coyotes for the second time this season. Ilya Sorokin made 17 saves for his fourth shutout this season and second against the Coyotes this year. Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech each had a pair of assists in the contest.
With the win, the Islanders (14-13-6) moved above NHL .500 for the first time since Nov. 11, 2021. The Islanders (34 points) also leapfrogged the New Jersey Devils (33 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (34 points) in the Metropolitan Division standings, moving up to sixth place.
As good an on-ice effort as the Islanders produced on Friday, it was overshadowed by the tragic passing of Islanders legend and Hockey Hall of Fame member Clark Gillies.