The New York Islanders had a nice win over the Minnesota Wild to get back to the .500 mark. They won by a final score of 6-3 due to an offensive outburst from the d-men.
Both the New York Islanders and Minnesota Wild got out to a slow start as there was no scoring in the first period. It was a relatively quiet game to start, understandably so for the Wild as they played last night.
Zach Parise scored his second of the night, on a play that wasn’t initially ruled a goal. Most of the replay angles were unclear so it was a bit of a surprise when it was ruled a goal. That is until we finally saw the over head camera angle
Yeah, that’s definitely a goal.
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The Isles took a one goal lead into the third period. Based on how the play intensified in the second there was no way the final would be 3-2.
A four goal night is a solid night offensively but they weren’t done yet. They got their third goal from a defenseman when Thomas Hickey found the back of the net off a sweet play from John Tavares.
The former Islander Nino Niederreiter made it a game again with a goal making it 5-3. That was short lived when John Tavares scored his second of the game on an empty netter.
The game ended with some chippyness, as Nikolai Kulemin took a penalty that Charlie Coyle took exception to. He didn’t like the play so he took down Kulemin. Shortly after Travis Hamonic wanted to drop the gloves, Coyle didn’t want to and instead went low and took him down.
Overall a solid all around effort getting goals from a variety of places, and Thomas Greiss looked good. The Isles are back to .500.