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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Center Darren Helm and right winger Daniel Alfredsson each scored two goals Friday afternoon and goalie Jimmy Howard made 29 saves in a shutout as the Detroit Red Wings beat the slumping New York Islanders 5-0 at Nassau Coliseum.

Right winger Gustav Nyquist also scored as the Red Wings (13-7-7) won their third in a row -- a stretch in which they have outscored the opposition 14-2 -- and their fourth in five games since a seven-game losing streak from Nov. 4-19.

The victory also snapped a decade-long drought against the Islanders. Detroit hadn't beaten New York in regulation since Nov. 28, 2003, which was also a game played on Black Friday. The Red Wings went 0-6-1 against the Islanders in the interim.

Howard snapped a personal seven-game losing streak (0-3-4) by authoring his second shutout of the season and the 18th of his career.

A restless crowd of 14,826 showered the defensively deficient Islanders (8-15-3) with boos throughout their fifth straight defeat, a span in which they've never led.

The last-place Islanders are 4-10-0 in November and have scored three or more goals just three times in their last 12 games after scoring three or more goals nine times in the first 14 games.

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, who has been in the net for all five defeats, made 25 saves.

The Islanders had six of the game's first eight shots but the Red Wings took the lead 7:09 into the first when Helm took a nifty no-look pass from Alfredsson, deked Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek and lured Poulin to the right before sneaking the puck around him and into the corner of the net.

Helm's bizarre short-handed goal with 3:11 left in the second doubled the Red Wings' lead. Poulin left the net to clear a loose puck that was skittering into the Islanders' zone, but Helm beat defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the puck and got a stick on it as he collided with Poulin.

Helm went head over heels as the puck rolled into the net, followed by his stick. MacDonald flipped over Poulin as well and both players remained down for a couple of minutes but remained in the game.

Alfredsson's breakaway goal 12 seconds into the third period made it 3-0. Defenseman Brendan Smith cleared the puck following the faceoff and Alfredsson outraced Islanders defensemen Martinek and Thomas Hickey and beat Poulin with a point-blank shot.

The Islanders had several chances to get on the board, but Howard made a point-blank save of a shot by center John Tavares and survived a New York flurry immediately before Nyquist's goal 6:12 into the period. Once again, the Red Wings beat the Islanders down the ice and Nyquist took a cross-ice pass from right wing Johan Franzen and fired the puck over Poulin's left shoulder.

Tavares had another point-blank shot turned back by Howard with under nine minutes to play. Alfredsson's second goal with 3:47 left capped the scoring.

NOTES: The Islanders scratched C Josh Bailey, LW Eric Boulton and D Calvin de Haan. All were healthy scratches. ... New York recalled de Haan, its first-round pick in 2009, from Bridgeport on Thursday and sent down D Matt Donovan in a corresponding move. ... The Red Wings scratched RW Todd Bertuzzi (shoulder) and C Pavel Datsyuk (concussion). Datsyuk has missed three straight games while Bertuzzi has been sidelined for four games. Neither player is expected to return to the lineup before Detroit returns home and hosts Philadelphia on Wednesday, though Bertuzzi traveled with the Red Wings to New York. Detroit RW Daniel Alfredsson played in his 1,200th career game. He is the 10th active player to reach that milestone. ... Playing on Black Friday is nothing new for either team. The Islanders have played on 12 consecutive Black Fridays dating back to 2000 while the Red Wings have played on 11 of the last 12 Black Fridays, with 2007 being the lone exception.
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