Islanders Win Fourth In A Row Over Vancouver (Highlights)
By Matt O'Leary
The New York Islanders extended their win streak to four, with their 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks tonight in Brooklyn.
Heading into the night the New York Islanders had yet to lose in regulation at home. They had three wins in a row under their belt and they were winners of six of their last seven. They were looking to extend those impressive streaks tonight.
In the first period, the Islanders found themselves on the penalty kill when Scott Mayfield tossed an elbow at Bo Horvat. But, Andrew Ladd was able to get a breakaway opportunity and bury a shorthanded goal.
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Unfortunately, familiar foe Thomas Vanek, tied up the game 1:02 after the Ladd goal with his sixth of the season. The Islanders would add a sweat goal from Calvin de Haan, with a Josh Ho-Sang assist, and a Jordan Eberle beauty set up by who else but Mathew Barzal.
The goal was Eberle’s 10th of the season, while Mathew Barzal added another assist bumping his point total up to 24. He’s still rocking that point per game status which is fantastic.
The Islanders headed to the dressing room up two goals.
Early in the second period, Anders Lee was able to extend the Islanders lead to 4-1. Here’s a look at the patented Lee goal.
All Lee does is go to the front of the net and clean up the mess. It isn’t always pretty but it sure works. He’s already got 13 goals on the season and is further cementing himself as one of the league’s elite power forwards.
Did you know Lee hasn’t gone more than three games this year without a goal? Outstanding stuff.
The biggest black eye on the performance tonight was the Islanders allowing their league-leading eighth shorthanded goal of the season. Bo Horvat was able Halak and make it a two-goal game.
At the end of two, the score was 4-2 in favor of the Islanders.
The third period was mostly quiet, outside of John Tavares’ 16th goal of the season. For the 11th time this year, the Islanders scored five or more goals, and the Islanders are now tied for the lead in the Metro. Don’t look now but the Isles are officially a hot and dangerous hockey team.