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New York Islanders Daily: Another Overtime Loss In Vancouver

By Matt O'Leary
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Anthony Beauvillier #72 of the New York Islanders awaits a face off against the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Anthony Beauvillier #72 of the New York Islanders awaits a face off against the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on January 22, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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The New York Islanders dropped another one on the road to the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 4-3. The Islanders are 2-5-3 in their last 10.

The wheels are completely off as the New York Islanders dropped another game last night. Yeah, they came away with a point but at this point in time, it doesn’t really matter anymore. They’re four points out of a playoff spot and still free falling with seven losses in a row.

So let’s talk about last night a little bit. The Islanders jumped out to a two-goal lead, again, and couldn’t hold on.

The Isles looked pretty good in the first period outshooting Vancouver 15-6, but things really slowed down after that. The Islanders would go on two manage only 19 more shots the rest of the way.

The second period is when the momentum really switched over to the Canucks side of things. Brendan Leipsic and David Archibald scored to tie up the game at two.

In overtime a costly turnover by Anthony Beauvillier and a poor play by Jaroslav Halak cost them.

It was a weak showing by Jaro last night, who stopped just 19-of-23 shots faced. He had a .826 save percentage last night. At this point, it might be more worthwhile to have Chris Gibson get some action that way you can see what you have.

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