Tom Kuhnhackl scores two odd goals to help lift Islanders over Canucks

NOTES: Loui Eriksson had an assist on Virtanen’s goal, giving him nine assists and 16 points in 16 games against the Islanders. He also has four assists and eight points in his last six games. Vancouver dropped to 5-2-1 when scoring first. The teams meet again Feb. 23 at Vancouver. Islanders forward Andrew Ladd injured his right leg late in the second period, and did not play in the third. Eberle has 19 goals and 10 assists in 38 career games against the Canucks. Nelson has four assists and 11 points in his last 11 games. The Islanders improved to 8-0-2 when leading after two periods. Jennifer Botterill, a three-time Olympic gold medalist on Canada’s women’s hockey team, made her debut as an analyst on the Islanders broadcast on MSG Network. She joined Shannon Burke, Butch Goring and Brendan Burke.

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