Vancouver (24-15-5) at NY Islanders (19-22-2) 7:00 pm EST
UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) -- The New York Islanders responded
to a front-office shakeup with an emotional victory on Thursday.
Two days later, they will look to remain perfect under interim
coach Brad Shaw when they host the Vancouver Canucks.
Islanders owner Charles Wang announced Thursday that coach Steve
Stirling had been fired and that general manager Mike Milbury
will step down once a successor is found.
New York responded just hours later by posting a 3-2 victory
over the Calgary Flames.
Goaltender Rick DiPietro returned from a knee injury to make 28
saves and Mark Parrish netted the go-ahead tally in the final
period for the Islanders, who snapped a three-game skid.
New York will be hard-pressed on Saturday to defeat a Vancouver
squad which has won three of its last four, although it opened
their three-game road trip in disappointing fashion in Friday's
3-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Alex Auld made 23 saves for Vancouver, which fell to 8-12-2 on