Islanders John Tavares Limps Off in 2-1 Win
The Islanders have gone a total of 1/21 on the power play. They still won against the Devils. But man, that’s a terrible number and the tale of this game. Oh, and John Tavares leaves with an injury.
The Islanders found themselves on the man-advantage a total of 10 times tonight and buried a single goal. That’s the first time the Islanders score on the power play since playing the Rangers back on March 22nd.
Just woeful. We keep hearing that the team believes they’re a playoff team, but with such a terrible power play, how do hey expect to get there with a sub 5% efficiency rate (the actual math works out to 4.76%).
How in the name of anything that is holy can that translate to “playoffs”?
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Tonight’s games featured the Islanders best team, versus a Devils B-team. A bunch of kids thrown out there to see what they can do at an NHL level.
And the Islanders managed a 2-1 regulation win with ten power play opportunities. I know I keep coming back to it. But seriously, ten!
Ho-Sang continued to look like a dominant offensive player tonight. Doing just about everything but score an actual goal himself.
He set up Shane Prince for what should have been a gimmy situation, but Prince clearly wasn’t used to that kind of silver platter service and just shot the puck into Kinkaid’s chest.
Ho-Sang later laid out a beautiful cross-ice pass to his regular linemate Anthony Beauvillier, who made no mistake what-so-ever.
Are you ready for what I’m about to show you? Because it’s not pretty. At the end of the third period, John Tavares went down hard without much contact, clutching his hamstring. He was escorted to the dressing room and did not return.
It doesn’t look good for the captain and the Islanders. Without Tavares there’s nothing left. It’s just “Hello, darkness my old friend” playing on repeat in our heads forever.
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Send all your prayers, good vibes, healing spells, and elixir’s John Tavares’ way ASAP please. This win was good for the points total, but no Tavares and this ship has sunk before it left the port.