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Kings Fire Blanks in Loss

Hockey: L.A. is unable to convert in 20 shots and third-period goal stands up in 1-0 victory for the Islanders.

October 28, 1998|From Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Tommy Salo stopped 20 shots for his third shutout of the season and Joe Sacco scored in the third period as the New York Islanders beat the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 Tuesday night.

Sacco's goal, his first of the season, came at 2:01 of the final period. After taking two strides over the red line, Sacco fired a slap shot toward Kings goalie Manny Legace. The puck bounced in front of the crease and went through the goalie's pads.

Salo, who has played in all eight games for New York this season, also has shutouts against Tampa Bay and St. Louis. He got a break when an apparent tying goal was disallowed with 6:15 left in the game because the net came loose before the puck crossed the goal line.

The Islanders have won five straight at home over the Kings since a 4-3 loss on Oct. 27, 1992.

Legace stopped 33 shots for Los Angeles, which is 1-2-1 on its current five-game road trip, which ends in New Jersey on Wednesday night. The Kings have scored only six goals in those four games.

The Islanders outshot the Kings 14-1 during the first 12 minutes of the game but Legace stopped them all, including Sergei Nemchinov's shorthanded breakaway at 4:10.

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