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New York Islanders Fall Apart In Second Period, Fall To Devils (Highlights)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: John Tavares
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: John Tavares

After leaving the first period all tied up with one goal apiece, the New York Islanders fell apart in the second period allowing three goals.

The New York Islanders were coming off an ugly win over the Montreal Canadiens and were just two points behind the Devils before puck drop tonight. Unfortunately, the Islanders couldn’t build off the overtime win.

In the first period, Anders Lee broke the scoring with a breakaway opportunity. It was on the Islanders first shot of the game:

It was Anders Lee’s 26th of the year, we normally don’t see Lee score on a break but certainly, it worked tonight.

At the 15:20 mark Kyle Palmieri tied this game up at one with a power-play goal. It was an absolute bomb of a shot from the blue line, Halak had no chance.

The second period is where things began to fall apart for the Islanders. They made it through nearly 13 minutes without a goal, but then Damon Severson scored not once, but twice on back to back shifts.

He put up a third of his goal production on the season in a span of 1:30…Let that sink in.

Taylor Hall followed that up with his 16th of the year and it was 4-1 heading into the third.

Tavares tried to get too fancy and turned it over and Taylor Hall shot it right through Halak as if Halak had a giant hole in his body.

Shane Prince left with an injury so we were subjected to a Thomas Hickey – Brock Nelson – Alan Quine line. It got ugly quick.

In the third neither team scored and the Isles only mustered up nine shots on goal. In fact, the Islanders didn’t have double-digit shots in either of the three periods.

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Jaroslav Halak played relatively well but again was forced to face over 40 shots on goal. Same issue, different day. Let’s see who’s healthy for Thursday.