Nelson scores twice, Islanders pound Red Wings 8-2
Posted: 11:24 PM, Jan 14, 2020
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 14: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders scores on Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings at 7:56 of the first period at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on January 14, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Brock Nelson scored twice and the New York Islanders routed the Detroit Red Wings 8-2.
New York scored three times in the first eight minutes, a rousing response after a lopsided road loss to the crosstown Rangers a night earlier.
The league-worst Red Wings were out of it early, and Thomas Greiss made 34 saves to back the Islanders.
Jordan Eberle, Josh Bailey and Nelson chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard with their three quick goals early.
Calvin Pickard relieved and stopped 14 of 19 shots.
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