New York Islanders Goal Fest Versus Ottawa At Home (Highlights)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Anders Lee
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Anders Lee /

The New York Islanders were welcoming a team to the Barclays Center that hasn’t won in seven straight games. And the Isles haven’t lost in regulation once at home this season. What could go wrong?

The Ottawa Senators have had a difficult time scoring goals of late, and the New York Islanders have been pouring them in. The New York Islanders have also been impeccable at home this season. And the Senators are on a seven-game losing streak.

This wasn’t going to be a walk in the park, but it shouldn’t have been as difficult as the Islanders made it. But then again, when have the Islanders made it easy on themselves.

After all was said an done the score finished 6-5 Ottawa and the New York Islanders dropped their first home game of the season.

Flurry of Goals And Goaltenders

Through the first twenty minutes, five goals went in as the Islanders ran a 3-2 deficit to the Ottawa Senators. If anything stood out it was not only the slew of goals, but that Chimera to Anthony Beauvilier play.

We’ve been hard on Jason Chimera this season. Who’s deserved it. But tonight Jason Chimera was all over the place. That assist was a perfect heads-up play for Beauvillier to bury it top corner on Craig Anderson.

Then came the second period where yet another five goals were shared between the two teams and a 5-5 tie. That’s ten goals in 40 minutes. Wild. Four of the goals were scored in less than six minutes apart.

Yet again Jason Chimera had a part to play with his first goal of the season. Finally. Finally! Jason Chimera had a goal after whiffing on all of those chances this season.

That was it for both starters Thomas Greiss and Craig Anderson. Both were replaced in the second period after letting in their fifth. Further muddying the water for the Islanders goaltender situation as both goaltenders seems to be swapping good and bad performances.

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It’s not like Greiss let in a number of weak goals. But with a 0.750 SV% after letting in five on 20 shots isn’t what the New York Islanders needed to win this game. So I suppose the reigns jump from Greiss to Halak. And hopefully, Greiss can get his game back.

Isles have lost their first game in regulation at home and end their win streak at four. Now it’s onto Florida and a meeting with Jack Capuano on Monday.