New York Islanders Lose Ugly One To Bruins (Highlights)

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Patrice Bergeron
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Patrice Bergeron /

The New York Islanders dropped another one at the Barclays Center to the Boston Bruins by a score of 5-2. It wasn’t pretty.

Going into the night the New York Islanders were just one point out of a playoff spot. After losing to the Devils their last time out the Islanders were hoping to get back into the win column.

It wouldn’t go as planned.

The New York Islanders got on the board first in the first period. Jordan Eberle and that dynamic second line got the scoring underway. The goal was Eberle’s 15th on the season and Barzal had another assist on the play bumping him up to 48 points on the season.

I don’t want to brag but I did call the goal on the Eyes on Isles twitter account. The other highlight of the period was Anthony Beauvillier mic’d up. He gave us this gem of a soundbite.

After one period of play, the score was 1-1 thanks to a Patrice Bergeron goal. In the second things began to fall apart, go figure. The Islanders Achilles heel has been the second period all year long and it came true again tonight.

Ryan Spooner and Patrice Bergeron had the two goals in the second period and the Bruins began to pull away from the Islanders. The Spooner goal was a real Mr. Softee from Jaroslav Halak in net.

Yuck, that was the begin of the downfall for the Islanders tonight.

In the third period, things didn’t get much better. bergeron added another for the hat-trick. John Tavares had a garbage time goal, and then Marchand had an empty-netter for the icing on top.

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The Islanders had just five shots on goal in the third period. Five…Guys, it’s full on panic mode in Isles land. They’re back at it again on Saturday in Chicago. Cross your fingers and pray because I’ll be shocked if any reinforcements are brought in.