On the second night of a back to back the New York Islanders would be able to force overtime, but did not do enough to earn the second point.
The New York Islanders were looking to get back in the win column after their seven game point streak was snapped Friday night against the Red Wings.
J.F. Berube was in the net Saturday night for the Isles, it was only his seventh appearance of the season.
Lazy defense early put the Islanders down 1-0, something we didn’t see very much during the point streak.
It had been a while since Lee was on his streak where it seemed like he was scoring every night so it was good to see him find the back of the net again.
Before a packed crowed at Barclays could blink the Islanders found themselves down 3-2.
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The Isles would pepper Cam Ward for the rest of the period and finally broke through when Brock Nelson wristed a shot home with exactly a minute to go in the period.
Just like on Friday after a big goal to get the momentum back the Islanders allowed a goal in the last minute. This time it was Tevo Teravainen who beat Berube with 1.1 seconds left in the period. The Hurricanes led 4-3 after two.
A bad play by both Calvin De Han and John Tavares took away all the momentum from the Nelson goal. The Isles had one period to make it up and pull themselves back into the playoff picture.
The Isles came out firing on all cylinders to begin the third. Hard play led to a power play mid way through.
Tavares won the draw and Bailey snapped one past Ward to even the game at four.
The game would remain tied and with less than two minutes to play it was back to the power play.
They failed to score both in regulation and overtime. When the two sides got back to 3 on 3 Tavares would break his stick on a faceoff and Haisney would beat Berube for the second time tonight.
The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 4-3 and move ahead of New York in the standings.
Going into the game Hainsey only had two goals all season and had two tonight. Berube was flat out beat on the game-winning goal, he did not play well.
The Isles next game will be Monday night against the Maple Leafs, another game with big playoff implications.