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Islanders boost playoff chances with win

Defeat Blue Jackets, are four points ahead of Flyers for first wild card

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders have made themselves right at home in their first season at Barclays Center.

Anders Lee scored a tie-breaking power-play goal 5:23 into the third period, and the Islanders moved two points closer to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 4-3 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

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Coach's Challenge: CBJ @ NYI - 5:23 of 3rd Period

Original call stands, good goal New York Islanders

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Situation Room: CBJ vs. NYI

Situation Room: Lee's goal stands after review

3/31/16: Anders Lee scores a power-play and after a coach's challenge, it is determined there was no goaltender interference on the play

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At 5:23 of the third period in the Blue Jackets/Islanders game, Columbus requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Anders Lee interfered with goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before the puck entered the net.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.

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Islanders call on Greiss against Blue Jackets

New York goalie will make 35th start this season; Columbus forward Sonny Milano set for NHL debut

by John Kreiser / NHL.com Managing Editor

BLUE JACKETS (30-38-8) at ISLANDERS (41-25-9)

TV: 7 p.m. ET, FS-O, MSG+, NHL.TV

SYOSSET, N.Y. - Goalie Thomas Greiss will start for the New York Islanders when they continue their playoff push against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center on Thursday.

Greiss, who became the starter when Jaroslav Halak sustained a lower-body injury on March 8, ended a personal four-game losing streak with a 26-save performance in a 2-1 shootout win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. Jean-Francois Berube allowed a total of four goals in wins against the Ottawa Senators last Wednesday and at Carolina on Saturday.

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