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Lee scores twice, Isles use 3-goal 1st to beat Devils 4-1

Posted On: Jan 18, 2019   |   Posted By: National Post

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Anders Lee scored twice in the Islanders' three-goal first period, helping New York to its ninth win in 11 games with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Michael Dal Colle notched his first NHL goal and Jordan Eberle also scored, Nick Leddy had two assists and Robin Lehner made 16 saves to improve to 10-1-0 in his last 11 appearances.
Andy Greene scored the Devils' lone goal in their 20th defeat on the road this season. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 22 shots.
Lee opened the scoring after he redirected Leddy's slap shot from the point past Blackwood at 5:48 of the opening period. Leddy has 11 assists over the past 16 games. Eberle picked up the secondary assist.
Dal Colle's first goal came at 9:19 of the first on assists from Scott Mayfield and Leo Komarov. Dal Colle, the fifth overall pick from the 2014 draft had struggled to produce in his 10-game NHL stint this season, recording only one assist before Thursday night.
Eberle extended his point streak to three games...

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