5 out of 6. Not bad, boys.
The Islanders, in case you didn’t know, have won 5 out of their last 6 games, after an impressive 5-3 victory last night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
While the game appeared to be one dictated by the offense by looking at the score, the defense and penalty kill (which went 5-for-5 by the way) came up big for the Isles, as they held a high scoring, top 10 power play team in Toronto team to only 3 goals.
The Islanders were outplayed in the first half of the first period, but that was about the only time the game seemed to go against the Blue and Orange. They played a strong second period, and capped the game off with a good 3 goal 3rd period.
Now back to the recent up-tick in wins, it certainly looks as if something may be brewing here in terms of a playoff push. This Islanders team has been far better than what they’ve been for a good portion of this season. Rather than giving up a game-tying goal, the Islanders have been that team to score on the empty net and find a way to win games. It’s certainly a welcomed new feature of the Islanders’ play, and let’s hope it continues.
The Islanders have winnable games coming up, despite playing their next 5 games on the road. They have arguably their hardest game of this trip next game against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday Night, however with the Islanders being a hot team, anything can happen!
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Around the NHL
- New York Islanders 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
- Philadelphia Flyers 3, New Jersey Devils 2
- Nashville Predators 3, San Jose Sharks 2
- Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Winnipeg Jets 2
- Phoenix Coyotes 6, Calgary Flames 0
- St. Louis Blues 5, Edmonton Oilers 2
- Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Vancouver Canucks 4 (SO)
- Anaheim Ducks 5, Boston Bruins 2
- Minnesota Wild 2, Los Angeles Kings 1 (SO)
Across the Sound
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|5||Hartford Wolf Pack||33||11||17||0||5||27||0.409||75||105||0-2-0-1||2-5-0-3||2-5||794|