”Winning is lots of fun,” Varlamov said following his first shutout victory since joining the Islanders in free agency during the offseason. ”We did a lot of good things today. The team battled all game. It wasn’t an easy one.”
After a 1-3 start to the season, the Islanders have won nine straight for the third time in franchise history. Their most recent 9-0-0 run came from Dec. 31, 1989 to Jan. 19, 1990. The franchise record is 15 consecutive wins during the 1981-82 season.
”It’s a full commitment from everyone,” Brassard said. ”It’s fun to see. Everyone is chipping in in many ways.”
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