New York Islanders
The Chicago Blackhawks were trying to extend the longest winning streak in the NHL this season.
It’s not yet known if Jonathan Toews will play Saturday against the Islanders.
T.J. Brennan and Ville Pokka are headed to Rockford.
Chicago had to make a move to get under the salary cap.
Michal Handzus scored the go-ahead goal 6:45 into the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.
Less than a week after beating the New York Islanders in a shootout at home, the Chicago Blackhawks knocked them off in overtime on the road.
A week ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders took the ice in a fight-filled game. Mario Lemieux bashed the NHL for the way it handled the excessive fights. The commissioner would rather let it go than debate over the discipline.
Friday night the Pittsburgh Penguins faced the New York Islanders. Saying the game was more physical than average does no justice to what happened. There were 346 penalty minutes, several ejections, and fight after fight. Penguins owner Mario Lemieux blasted the NHL for how they handled the situation.
Before the Blackhawks and Islanders took the ice Sunday night, the ’61 Blackhawks team was honored. The night couldn’t have been more special than Chicago scoring five times and keeping the Islanders scoreless.