DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Evgeni Nabokov
recorded a 23-save shutout Monday and the New York Islanders blanked slumping Detroit 3-0.
Nabokov shut the door after New York had notched three first-period goals, backstopping the squad to just its third victory in 17 games.
Kyle Okposo, Michael Grabner and Casey Cizikas each netted an early score for the Islanders.
The Red Wings, meanwhile, fell for sixth time in seven home games.
Petr Mrazek stopped 16-of-19 shots for Detroit.
Related UPI Stories
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.