New York Islanders Snap Five Game Losing Streak (Highlights)

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: The New York Islanders celebrate a goal by Cal Clutterbuck
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: The New York Islanders celebrate a goal by Cal Clutterbuck /

The New York Islanders ended their five game losing streak with a big win over the New Jersey Devils in a Metro showdown.

The New York Islanders headed into today on a losing streak. They’ve looked awful over the last couple of weeks and with injuries to Andrew Ladd and Josh Bailey it looked like a preseason lineup on the ice against the Devils today.

The Islanders were able to get on the board first today with Anders Lee’s 25th goal of the season. It gave the Isles a one goal lead after the first period.

The second period is where things began to pick up. Travis Zajac got the Devils on the board early in the second with  a goal assisted by Will Butcher. Then, the recent emergency recalled Anthony Beauvillier was able to beat Corey Schneider to give the Isles the lead:

The Isles got a power play opportunity later in the period but for the ninth time this year they allowed a shorthanded goal. It was 2-2 after two periods of play.

The third period saw two quick goals from the Devils Miles Wood at 2:41 and Taylor Hall at 3:18. It yielded this reaction from Jaroslav Halak:

The Isles looked dead in the water on their way to the sixth straight loss. But the Isles had more fight in them, Sebastian Aho netted his first career NHL goal:

Shortly there after Cal Clutterbuck scored his third goal in the last three games to tie this sucker up at four. The game would need overtime.

In the overtime period John Tavares was hit with a questionable call and the Isles played down a man for two minutes. The Isles miraculously killed the penalty as Halak stood tall in net.

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In the shootout Brock Nelson was the lone scorer. He hasn’t had a goal in 41 straight regulation periods but found the net in the shootout. The Isles head into their bye week with 46 points and out of a playoff spot.