New York Islanders Daily: Finding Ways To Lose
The New York Islanders have had more than their fair share of soul crushing losses this year. Yesterday was no different.
When the New York Islanders tied the game with under a minute to go they roped me back in. Thomas Greiss gave up a goal to Brent Burns that came from the neutral zone, that gave the Sharks the 2-1 advantage.
From that point up until the Nick Leddy game tying goal, there wasn’t much to cheer about. It looked like the Islanders were still full from their Thanksgiving dinner.
But, when Leddy scored it gave the Isles and their fanbase some life. It didn’t last long. With 23 seconds left Patrick Marleau gave the Sharks the lead. It was over.
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What a disgusting way to lose a game. This is what bad teams do they find ways to lose, and the Isles have done just that through the first 20 games.
The Islanders have allowed five game winning goals in the final three minutes of the third period. Don’t forget three game tying goals in the final minute as well. It seems like the Isles do everything in their power to lose.
What does Jack Capuano think? “We have no puck luck right now. It’s nothing to do with anything . . . The hockey gods aren’t with us right now, and that’s a fact.”
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