|COL||0||0||2||(0 - 0)||2|
|NYI||0||3||2||(0 - 0)||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.
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.
|SHG - Milan Jurcina (1) Slapshot - ASST: Josh Bailey (3)|
1 - 0 NYI
|Milan Jurcina (2) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 NYI
|PPG - Josh Bailey (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (3), James Wisniewski (3)|
3 - 0 NYI
|Chris Stewart (3) Slapshot - ASST: John-Michael Liles (7), Paul Stastny (3)|
3 - 1 NYI
|Michael Grabner (1) Tip-in - ASST: Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (4)|
4 - 1 NYI
|TJ Galiardi (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Mark Olver (2)|
4 - 2 NYI
|EN - John Tavares (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jon Sim (1), Milan Jurcina (1)|
5 - 2 NYI
|Chris Stewart Fighting (maj) against Zenon Konopka|
|Zenon Konopka Fighting (maj) against Chris Stewart|
|Paul Stastny Interference against Matt Moulson|
|Kyle Cumiskey Interference against Nino Niederreiter|
|Andrew MacDonald Cross checking against Kyle Quincey|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau|
|Doug Weight Hooking against David Jones|
|Kyle Quincey Roughing against James Wisniewski|
|Kyle Quincey Interference against Frans Nielsen|
|Josh Bailey Hooking against Matt Duchene|
|Paul Stastny Tripping against Josh Bailey|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Nino Niederreiter|
|Doug Weight Interference against Kevin Porter|
|SA: 24||TOI: 59:10|
|Saves: 20||EV: 11 - 13|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 6|
|SV%: .833||SH: 4 - 5|
|SA: 30||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 28||EV: 23 - 25|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: .933||SH: 2 - 2|