Isles clip Wings, keep pace with Pens

Detroit, MI ( – Jaroslav Halak stopped 17 shots while Anders
Lee netted the winning score midway through the second period as the New York
Islanders recorded a 2-1 win over Detroit at Joe Louis Arena.

Brock Nelson picked up a goal and one assist for the Islanders, winners of
three in a row who closed the gap over idle division-leading Pittsburgh to two

Henrik Zetterberg’s first-period marker was all the offense for the Red Wings,
whose season-high losing skid reached five games.

Petr Mrazek took the loss, having given up the lead goal on 23 shots in relief
of Jimmy Howard. Howard exited after the first period due to a lower-body
injury having stopped eight shots.