Final

Series (Game 1 of 1)

New York leads 1-0

Game 1: Sunday, December 4th
Islanders2Final
Red Wings1

Islanders 2

(13-12-1, 27 pts)

Red Wings 1

(18-8-2, 38 pts)

5:00 PM ET, December 4, 2005

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
NYI 1 0 12
DET 1 0 01

R. DiPietro (Islanders - G): Saves: 35, Save Pct.: .972

M. York (Islanders - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Howard (Red Wings - G): Saves: 26, Save Pct.: .929

NY Islanders (12-12-1) at Detroit (18-7-2) 5:00 pm EST

NY Islanders (12-12-1) at Detroit (18-7-2) 5:00 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The New York Islanders seek their first win over the Detroit Red Wings in nearly six years when they open a three-game road trip in the "Motor City" on Sunday.

New York is 0-7-1 against Detroit since a 3-1 victory on December 27, 1999, including a 6-0 loss here in the only meeting of the 2003-04 season.

The Red Wings are the last team the Islanders want to see now, having lost three of their last four games.

New York's latest defeat came Tuesday against Philadelphia. The Islanders got power-play goals from Jason Blake and Mark Parrish en route a 3-1 lead, but Garth Snow allowed three goals to his former team in the final 26 minutes in a 4-3 setback.

The Red Wings also squandered a two-goal lead in their latest defeat. In Thursday's 3-2 loss to Calgary, Detroit got first-period goals from Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom, but rookie Jimmy Howard surrendered three unanswered goals to take his first career loss.

Detroit is without starting goaltender Manny Legace, who was awarded NHL Defensive Player of the Month for October, due to a knee injury and has gone just 6-6-2 since winning 12 of its first 13 games.

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