UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) -- After having their seven-game
home winning streak halted, the New York Islanders welcome
another Northwest Division team to Nassau Coliseum as they host
the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Garth Snow gave up a pair of goals 1:53 apart in the second and
fell to 12-10-2. Former Oilers defenseman Roman Hamrlik had
three of New York's 33 shots on goal.
Islanders right wing Trent Hunter was named NHL Rookie of the
Month for December on Tuesday. Hunter had six goals, including
three game-winners, and three assists in December.
The Oilers opened their current six-game road trip with
consecutive wins before Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the New
Jersey Devils. Former Islander Raffi Torres and Ethan Moreau
tallied for Edmonton, which was 0-for-5 on the power play.
Moreau has scored in consecutive games following a 19-game