Domingue Leads Coyotes to 1-0 Win Over Struggling Islanders | NBC New York

Domingue Leads Coyotes to 1-0 Win Over Struggling Islanders



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    Arizona Coyotes' Klas Dahlbeck (34), of Sweden, New York Islanders' John Tavares (91) and Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) all battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

    Louis Domingue stopped 25 shots for his first NHL shutout, Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored and the Arizona Coyotes bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season to beat the slumping New York Islanders 1-0 on Saturday night.

    Two nights after a 7-5 loss to Columbus, the Coyotes stymied the Islanders despite entering the night allowing a league-worst 4.6 goals per game in December.

    The Islanders have managed two goals in a three-game skid that followed a 10-game winning streak.

    Ekman-Larsson's one-timer late in the first period held up as Domingue was sharp. He replaced Anders Lindback, who was out with an illness.

    Jaroslav Halak stopped 28 shots for the Islanders, who played the first of two scheduled games without points leader Kyle Okposo. He was resting a nagging lower-body injury.