New York’s Shea Theodore scored his first career goal as the Islanders beat Pittsburgh 3-2 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
New York is now 4-1-1 since Theodore scored at least one goal in a game for the first time since Dec. 18, 2016, and has scored at or near the goal-scoring level in seven of its last nine games.
The Islanders (14-9-1) improved to 6-1 in games where Theodore scores.
The Islanders have won their last four games overall, but haven’t won three in a row since Feb. 5-19, 2018.
They have also lost four straight to the Penguins (7-8-3) since Theodore’s goal, and they are 7-2-0 in the series.
The Penguins, who are 4-2 since Theodore took over as captain, fell to 0-2 in their last two games.
The Rangers lost 2-1 on Friday at home to Ottawa, then 4-3 at home in Columbus on Sunday.
The Oilers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 on Saturday and 4-4 in Pittsburgh.
Edmonton lost 4-5 to Winnipeg on Friday.