New York Islanders Daily: McDavid Hands Isles Eighth Loss In A Row

By Matt O'Leary
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Connor McDavid
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Connor McDavid /

Connor McDavid hands the New York Islanders their eighth loss in a row with a late goal in the third period and a shootout winner.

The tank is on for the New York Islanders as they’ve now dropped their eighth game in a row, and third straight in overtime or a shootout. This time the loss came at the hands of Connor McDavid.

It was a relatively quiet game last night for most of the way. Through two periods of play, there was no scoring for either side. Chris Gibson stopped all 22 shots faced in the first two periods of play.

Thomas Hickey got the scoring going in the third period with a nice backhander to beat Cam Talbot. The score would remain 1-0 for almost the entire way of the third period. With 1:50 left in the game Connor McDavid scored a flukey goal off a defenders stick and Gibson’s back and in to tie up the game.

The game would head to overtime and a shootout where once again Connor McDavid would play hero beating Gibson on a nasty move.

The biggest takeaway has to be Chris Gibson. For the second game in a row, Gibson looked like fantastic. He stopped 35-of-36 shots faced against him in regulation and overtime for a .972 save percentage.

Through two games he has a .953 save percentage and a 1.86 goals against average. In a lost season the Islanders need to see more of him.

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