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Islanders 5, Avalanche 2

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:38 PM

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Islanders 5, Avalanche 2
Colorado Avalanche 2, New York Islanders 5

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Milan Jurcina scored twice and Dwayne Roloson stopped 28 shots as the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Saturday night.

Josh Bailey, Michael Grabner and John Tavares also scored for the Islanders, who won their second straight at home.

Chris Stewart and T.J. Galiardi had goals for the Avalanche. Craig Anderson, playing for the second straight night, made 20 saves.

The most notable event in the scoreless first period came right after the opening faceoff. Just five seconds into the game, New York forward Zenon Konopka and Avalanche counterpart Chris Stewart dropped their gloves and helmets before engaging in a spirited fight.

While Colorado dominated play in the second period, the Islanders grabbed a 1-0 lead with a short-handed goal. Bailey won a faceoff in the Avalanche zone and fed the puck back to Jurcina at the right point. His slap shot got past Anderson at 13:06 for his first goal of the season.

Jurcina struck again at 18:01 with a down-low wrist shot that found its way in. Bailey scored a power-play goal 59 seconds later to give the Islanders a 3-0 lead.

Stewart ended Roloson's shutout bid with a right side slap shot that bounced into the net off the crossbar at 2:19 of the third period.

Grabner restored the Islanders' three-goal lead by finishing off a 2-on-1 break at 4:12.

Galiardi tipped a puck past Roloson at 10:08 to bring the Avalanche within 4-2, but John Tavares scored his first of the season - into an empty net - with 19.6 seconds remaining in the game.

NOTES: Colorado will finish its five-game road trip in New York against the Rangers on Monday night. ... Al Arbour, who coached the Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup titles, was in attendance.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
13:06
NYI
SHG - Milan Jurcina (1) Slapshot - ASST: Josh Bailey (3)
1 - 0 NYI
18:01
NYI
Milan Jurcina (2) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 NYI
19:00
NYI
PPG - Josh Bailey (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (3), James Wisniewski (3)
3 - 0 NYI
3rd Period
02:19
COL
Chris Stewart (3) Slapshot - ASST: John-Michael Liles (7), Paul Stastny (3)
3 - 1 NYI
04:11
NYI
Michael Grabner (1) Tip-in - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (4)
4 - 1 NYI
10:08
COL
TJ Galiardi (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Mark Olver (2)
4 - 2 NYI
19:40
NYI
EN - John Tavares (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jon Sim (1), Milan Jurcina (1)
5 - 2 NYI
penalty summary
1st Period
00:05
COL
Chris Stewart  Fighting (maj) against  Zenon Konopka
00:05
NYI
Zenon Konopka  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Stewart
08:21
COL
Paul Stastny  Interference against  Matt Moulson
17:55
COL
Kyle Cumiskey  Interference against  Nino Niederreiter
2nd Period
02:06
NYI
Andrew MacDonald  Cross checking against  Kyle Quincey
10:57
COL
Cody McLeod  Hooking against  Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
12:29
NYI
Doug Weight  Hooking against  David Jones
18:31
COL
Kyle Quincey  Roughing against  James Wisniewski
19:46
COL
Kyle Quincey  Interference against  Frans Nielsen
3rd Period
06:30
NYI
Josh Bailey  Hooking against  Matt Duchene
11:05
COL
Paul Stastny  Tripping against  Josh Bailey
12:58
COL
Cody McLeod  Hooking against  Nino Niederreiter
13:34
NYI
Doug Weight  Interference against  Kevin Porter
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
SA: 24TOI: 59:10
Saves: 20EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .833SH: 4 - 5
Dwayne Roloson
Dwayne Roloson
1-1-0
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 28EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .933SH: 2 - 2
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