Semyon Varlamov made his fourth straight start on the Islanders goal and made 20 saves. The Islanders are coming off of a loss to the New Jersey Devils.
The Canadian singer was spotted at the Toronto Maple Leafs game on Saturday night supporting close friend Auston Matthews. It was his second game in a row with a save percentage of.930 or better after three sub-.900 performances. He also has five assists in this seven-game period.
Matthews added to that lead 2:42 later, screening Varlamov as Mitch Marner sent in a long pass that the Maple Leafs' center quickly rotated around to chip over the Islanders' goalie.
The Islanders continued to press - including a power play with 2:50 left in the second - but Hutchinson held firm.
Hutchinson's impressive start continued 1:29 into the third period, blocking an Anders Lee wrister, kicking the rebound out with his pad and then smothering it with his glove.
No goals: The Islanders allowed the fewest goals last season under National Hockey League coach of the year Barry Trotz and are back at the top of the category once again this season, tied with Boston and Dallas at 101 - but have played fewer games than both teams. "If you bury a couple of those chances you're leaving here with a point or a victory". William Nylander has scored eight goals over the last 10 games for Toronto. Born in Minnesota, he has had career highlights this season in 39 games with 10 assists and 11 points.
Scheifele scored on a wrist shot at 12:48 of the second to pull the Jets within 4-3, but Marner tallied on the power play at 16:52, his shot from the top of the left faceoff circle going off Hellebuyck's blocker and trickling over the goal line, to restore the two-goal advantage. Injured Maple Leafs forwards Andreas Johnsson (leg) and Trevor Moore (shoulder) were both wearing non-contact sweaters during the morning skate.
Now that Justin Bieber has released his newest single "Yummy" he can take a moment to enjoy himself. The Islanders are 0 for 9 on the power play the last five games.
After three consecutive games against bruising Central Division foes, Laine expects to see a style change with the Leafs in town.