NHL

New York Islanders (28-15-5)


Thu. 1/16 Sat. 1/18 Sun. 1/19 Tue. 1/21 Sat. 2/1
vs. NYR 
L 2-3
Box | Recap
vs. Was 
L 4-6
Box | Recap
@ Car 
1-2
Box | Recap
@ NYR 
4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST6:00 PM CST7:00 PM EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ET22:00 BRT
vs. Van 
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST12:00 PM CST1:00 PM EST22:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00 BRT

Williams returns, gets shootout goal in Hurricanes' win

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) On a losing streak and missing their All-Star defenseman, the Carolina Hurricanes needed a boost Sunday.

They got one from Justin Williams, who returned to the lineup and scored in the eighth round of a shootout to lift Carolina over the New York Islanders 2-1.

Williams played for the first time since helping Carolina reach the Eastern Conference final last year. He took an extended offseason, signed with the club Jan. 8 and helped it end a three-game skid in his first game back.

 MORE
Leaders
Points: M. Barzal40
Plus/Minus: C. Cizikas10
Shots on Goal: B. Nelson131
PIM: R. Johnston66
Win: S. Varlamov15
Shutouts: S. Varlamov2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 136 (22)
Shots: 1415 (28)
PP%: 18.0% (22)
Penalty Minutes: 431 (12)
Assists: 221 (23)
SH Goals: 6 (8)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Washington 33 11 5 71
Pittsburgh 31 13 5 67
NY Islanders 28 15 5 61
Columbus 26 16 8 60
Carolina 28 18 3 59
Philadelphia 26 17 6 58
NY Rangers 23 20 4 50
New Jersey 17 24 7 41
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 128 (28)
Shots Against: 1514 (21)
PK%: 80.3% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 367 (26)
Shutouts: 3 (10)
Sv%: 0.915 (5)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/19 J. Bailey Illness - left game (day-to-day)
1/2 A. Pelech Achilles (IR)
12/21 C. Clutterbuck Wrist (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/17 O. Koivula Sent to minors Bridgeport-AHL
1/13 S. Aho Called up from minors from Bridgeport-AHL
1/13 O. Koivula Called up from minors from Bridgeport-AHL
1/11 S. Aho Called up from minors from Bridgeport-AHL
1/11 S. Aho Sent to minors Bridgeport-AHL
1/9 S. Aho Sent to minors Bridgeport-AHL
1/3 S. Aho Called up from minors from Bridgeport-AHL
12/27 A. Ladd Sent to minors Bridgeport-AHL
12/21 A. Ladd Called up from minors from Bridgeport-AHL
12/19 R. Carpenter Sent to minors Bridgeport-AHL