Red Wings Fall to Islanders on Late Goal

Former Michigan State star Mike York scored for the New York Islanders with just 3:57 remaining in regulation on Sunday, lifting them to a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in a homecoming of sorts.

"I grew up watching Detroit and watching some of the players on their team. I had a lot of family members and friends in the stands," York said. "It's just great to score a goal and great to win."

York knocked in the rebound of a deflected shot by Jason Blake.

The Red Wings had opened the scoring at 4:21 of the first period. Mathieu Schneider picked off an Islander pass and barely held it in at the blue line before taking a few strides forward and ripping it past New York goalie Rick DiPietro.

The Islanders tied it with 1:45 remaining in the opening frame when Alexei Yashin bounced a shot from behind the goal line in the corner off the pads of Detroit netminder Jim Howard and into the net.

For the first game in his career, Howard did not face a penalty shot. He did, however, have to stop Blake on a two-on-none late in the third period.

Both teams finished the game with no goals on four power play chances.

Howard made 26 saves on 28 shots while DiPietro stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced.

The Red Wings are back in action on Tuesday when they host the New Jersey Devils in the second of seven-straight games against Eastern Conference opponents.

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Should be an easy win. We need another streak!!!! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/4/2005 at 10:08 AM


I'd say it depends on if they're starting Snow or DiPietro. Their skaters are a little bit worse than last season (although I think they got the steal of the summer in sending the now-ineffective Michael Peca to Edmonton for Mike York), they're really missing Aucoin and Hamrlik.

It's a game the Wings should be able to win, that's sure, I'm just not sure I'd call it easy. Hopefully they can tear apart some of these Eastern Conference teams and get back on a roll.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/4/2005 at 10:36 AM


The goalie really doesn't matter when you have guys like Zetterberg and Datsyuk up front. I would like to see a really high scoring game with Stevie Y notching at least two goals and two assists. That way he will walk with being the all time wings leader in assists. <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/4/2005 at 1:15 PM


Yep, that was easy <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Ugh, one good period ruined by a fluky goal and then the Wings just quit. Getting tired of seeing that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/4/2005 at 7:35 PM


another loss

Posted by yzerman19 on 12/5/2005 at 11:48 AM


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