Los Angeles Times
Islanders’ offense too much for Ducks
Kyle Palmieri had a career-high four points with a goal and three assists, Brock Nelson scored two goals and linemate Pierre Engvall also scored in the New York Islanders’ 6-3 victory over the Ducks at Honda Center on Wednesday night.
Nelson scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and added another in the third to secure his second straight 30goal season for the Islanders, who ended a two-game skid.
Engvall matched his career high with his 15th goal by scoring in his third consecutive game for the Isles, who acquired the Swedish winger from Toronto two weeks ago.
Palmieri, 32, scored four points for the first time in his 724-game NHL career, which began with five seasons in Anaheim. The Ducks chose Palmieri in the first round in 2009.
Hudson Fasching and Zach Parise also scored and Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves in a bounce-back performance for New York, which had been outscored 10-3 in its first back-to-back regulation losses since January. Facing the NHL’s worst defensive team at Honda Center, the Isles produced their highest-scoring performance since Jan. 3.
Kevin Shattenkirk scored two goals and Max Jones scored 25 seconds after the opening faceoff for the Ducks, who have lost four of five despite earning a point in eight of their previous nine games. John Gibson stopped 17 shots.
The Ducks signed center Nikita Nesterenko to a three-year entry-level contract. Nesterenko, 21, had 13 goals and 21 assists as a junior at Boston College this season . ... Ducks goalie Anthony Stolarz will miss the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday.