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New York Islanders Daily: Josh Ho-Sang Scores First Goal Of 2018-2019

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 18: Joshua Ho-Sang #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 18: Joshua Ho-Sang #26 of the New York Islanders celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on December 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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In the New York Islanders latest 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes, Josh Ho-Sang netted his first goal in over a calendar year.

In his third game in the starting lineup with the New York Islanders this year, Josh Ho-Sang got the monkey off his back and scored his first goal in over a year. In his first two games Ho-Sang didn’t provide much offense, but last night something clicked.

Ho-Sang was fantastic every time he touched the puck last night. When the Komarov – Filppula – Ho-Sang line went out you were confident that there would be an offensive opportunity.

For the first time since pre-Thanksgiving 2017, Josh Ho-Sang had an NHL goal. It came last night when the Isles were trailing 1-0 late in the first period and it couldn’t have been a prettier goal from JHS.

From a nasty angle, Ho-Sang was able to find the back of the net and tie up the game. Most quality goal scorers can’t even beat the goalie from there, but Ho-Sang, who is more of a passer, channeled his inner goal scorer in a big way.

You could tell from his celebration how relieved he was when the puck went in. He’s been waiting for his chance and hopefully, now he’ll be able to capitalize on it.

Like his coach said in the postgame, it’s going to be difficult for JHS to go anywhere if he continues to play like he did last night. The Islanders are now 15-3 since 2016-2017 when Ho-Sang scores a point.

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