Islanders look to spoil King’s record-setting road streak

Islanders look to spoil King’s record-setting road streak

The New York Islanders did something Thursday night they hadn't accomplished during their first 24 games.Now, the Islanders will try to do something no one's done in the NHL this season.The Los Ange

The New York Islanders did something Thursday night they hadn’t accomplished during their first 24 games.Now, the Islanders will try to do something no one’s done in the NHL this season.The Los Angeles Kings will look to continue their historic unbeaten road streak Saturday night when they visit the Islanders in their lone trip this season to Elmont, N.Y.Both teams were off Friday after pivotal wins Thursday night. The Kings remained perfect on the road this season by blanking the Montreal Canadiens 4-0. The Islanders finally pulled away from an opponent in the third period by scoring the final three goals in a 7-3 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.The road win was the 11th straight for the Kings, who snapped a tie with the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres for the most consecutive road victories to start a season.But the Kings’ streak has been far more dominant than the one authored by the Sabres, who advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals the following spring. Buffalo outscored its opponents 44-25 during its season-opening run and recorded six one-goal wins, including five in overtime or the shootout.The Kings have outscored their opponents 50-18 while winning eight games by two or more goals. They recorded three-goal comebacks in two of their one-goal wins, including Tuesday when Los Angeles overcame a three-goal third-period deficit to beat the Blue Jackets, 4-3, for its lone road win decided after regulation thus far.”Normally we’re downplaying achievements, talking about getting to the next game, but I think we have to acknowledge the group has played really well,” Kings head coach Todd McLellan said. “And how they did it on the road — twice we’ve had to come back from three-goal deficits.”Kings goalie Cam Talbot also moved into the record books Thursday when he improved to 9-0-0 on the road and tied Glenn Hall of the 1965-66 Chicago Blackhawks for the most consecutive road wins to start a season by a goalie.

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