New York Islanders Daily: Win And Get Help In Playoff Race
The New York Islanders did their part with a win and got some help scoreboard watching to stay alive heading into Saturday’s game.
A quick start jumpstarted the New York Islanders on Thursday night in Carolina. Brock Nelson got the scoring going on a not so pretty goal, but hey if it goes in the back of the net who cares if it looks good.
Then just a few short minutes later Scott Mayfield scored. Just 4:39 into the game the Islanders had a two goal lead and were on their way.
Things began to calm down after that, although Jaroslav Halak remained consistent. He was locked in stopping all 29 Carolina Hurricane shots.
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Halak was the biggest story in this game. Since returning from his “Bridgeport Banishment” Halak is posting a .950 sv% and 1.51 GAA. That right there should be enough for Jon Ledecky to give Garth Snow a pink slip this summer.
So, the Isles did their part with a win, and then we had to wait for the Lightning and Maple Leafs game to finish. The Islanders got the much-needed help from the Lightning as they won 4-1 over the Leafs.
With two to play the Islanders are still kicking.
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