NHL

Lee scores 2 to lead Islanders to 5-1 win over Avalanche

  • The New York Islanders celebrate a goal by Nick Leddy as Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard, right, reacts during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    The New York Islanders celebrate a goal by Nick Leddy as Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard, right, reacts during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Islanders' Anthony Beauvillier (72) fights for control of the puck with Colorado Avalanche's Joe Colborne (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    New York Islanders' Anthony Beauvillier (72) fights for control of the puck with Colorado Avalanche's Joe Colborne (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) reacts to a puck shot past him for a goal by New York Islanders' Ryan Strome during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard (31) reacts to a puck shot past him for a goal by New York Islanders' Ryan Strome during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

Anders Lee scored two of New York's three third-period goals to lead the Islanders to a 5-1 victory over the league-worst Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.

Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, Ryan Strome and Jason Chimera also scored and captain John Tavares and Johnny Boychuk added two assists each. Jean-Francois Berube stopped 25 shots in his fifth start of the season as New York improved to 7-0-2 in its last nine at home.

The Islanders won for the third time in four games and improved to 10-3-2 in their last 15 to pull one point behind Toronto and Philadelphia for the second wild-card spot in Eastern Conference.

Joe Colborne scored for Colorado and Calvin Pickard finished with 28 saves.

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This story has been corrected to show Avalanche scorer was Colborne in 4th paragraph.