Islanders score seven, cruise past Ducks

ELMONT, N.Y. — Scott Mayfield and Robin Salo every scored two times for the New York Islanders in a 7-1 win towards the Anaheim Ducks at UBS Arena on Saturday.

Anthony Beauvillier and Oliver Wahlstrom every had a objective and an help for the Islanders (1-1-0), who delivered Lane Lambert his first win as trainer. Anders Lee had 3 assists, and Ilya Sorokin made 22 saves.

“It’s a hard league to score in,” Lambert mentioned. “You need help from your defense.”

Video: ANA@NYI: Salo rankings in third duration

Troy Terry scored for the Ducks (1-1-0) within the first of a five-game highway go back and forth. John Gibson allowed 5 targets on 27 pictures and used to be pulled after the second one duration. Anthony Stolarz made 9 saves within the 3rd duration.

“It’s embarrassing for everyone,” Anaheim trainer Dallas Eakins mentioned. “I think this is where you’ve got to [do] a little bit of soul-searching. It should hurt like [heck] tonight.”

Video: ANA@NYI: Mayfield fires in his 2nd objective in 2d

Mayfield gave New York a 1-0 lead at 10:34 of the primary duration when he poked a rebound from Lee, and Dobson made it 2-0 when his shot ricocheted off Kevin Shattenkirk‘s stick blade right into a half-empty internet at 12:08.

“It just worked out,” Mayfield mentioned. “We played well in the offensive zone.”

The lead grew to 3-0 at 5:34 of the second one when Jean-Gabriel Pageau sprung Wahlstrom for a semi-breakaway, which the precise wing completed by way of lifting a backhand over Gibson’s pads.

Mayfield scored his 2nd of the sport at 12:55, a slap shot from the highest of the precise face-off circle to make it 4-0, and Beauvilier one-timed a Ryan Pulock feed from the left circle 1:32 later at 14:27 to make it 5-0.

“With us turning it into a track meet, it started turning into odd-man rush after odd-man rush, and I certainly wasn’t going to have any more of that for John going into the third,” Eakins mentioned. “We have an excellent goaltender, we have a world-class goaltender. But we can’t just rely on him to do it all himself.

“We’ve were given numerous guys who can score right here and make performs, however you’ll be able to’t win on this league until you are keen to play good-layered protection.”

Video: ANA@NYI: Wahlstrom scores in 2nd period

Terry cut it to 5-1 at 1:29 of the third, but Salo scored at 13:03 and with 58 seconds left for the 7-1 final.

“Adversity is a smart alternative to get well,” Eakins said. “We have been simply slapped more than one occasions within the face with adversity this night, so it’s going to be very, very fascinating to look how we react.”

NOTES: It was the first time the Islanders had two defensemen score two goals in the same game since Jan. 12, 1993, an 8-2 win against the Calgary Flames (Vladimir Malakhov and Scott Lachance). … Forward Cal Clutterbuck was activated from injured reserve by New York and made his season debut. He had three shots on goal and four hits in 12:03 of ice time. … The Islanders placed defenseman Sebastian Aho (upper body) on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 8. … Ducks defenseman Dmitry Kulikov used to be minus-4 in 21:11.

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