In the New York Islanders 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Islanders yet again allowed 50 or more shots against.
The New York Islanders lost a 4-1 game last night. What’s the real frustrating part is the Islanders came so close to tying up the game early in the third period before the wheels came completely off.
Although, to be fair the stage was set in the first period. Last time the Islanders played the Blue Jackets just over a week ago, they gave up a bunch of shots to Columbus. It was the same story again last night.
In the first period alone the Blue Jackets had 26 shots on goal. 26! Somehow the Isles escaped with a 1-0 lead but after that Columbus had four unanswered goals.
You can’t blame Halak for letting in four goals last night, he faced over 50 shots again! He stopped 47 of 51 shots. That’s still a .922 save percentage which is darn good. Halak’s on the verge of getting burned out also, I feel like this isn’t talked about nearly enough but this is only bound to get worse.
Thomas Greiss is unusable so the Isles are just gonna ride Jaro until he collapses. This game is only scratching the surface on how bad things can get.
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