The New York Islanders blew a two-goal lead after leading 2-0 after the first period of play. The shot differential was the most alarming part.
Things started out just fine for the New York Islanders as they went on the road to Vegas looking for their fourth win in a row. After the first period of play, thanks to Mathew Barzal and Brock Nelson the Islanders were up 2-0.
Yes, they were getting outshot at that point 15-8, but they were still creating scoring chances. That all stopped in the second period, arguably the worst period of the game.
The Vegas Golden Knights would get one from Brandon Pirri on the power play, and if there wasn’t an offside William Karlsson would’ve tied the game up in the second period. Vegas dominated the Islanders with 19 shots on goal to the Isles five.
The third period was more of the same. William Karlsson finally did end up tying the game at 6:22. It was a rather soft goal from Thomas Greiss who ended up having a pretty solid game with a .935 save percentage on 46 shots.
Paul Statsny who has been on fire since returning from injury gave Vegas the lead and then finally, Nate Schmidt with his third point of the night added an empty-net goal for good measure to make it 4-2.
The Isles winning streak came to a close in Vegas. When you’re up 2-0 after one there’s a high chance you win the game, but on the flip side when you allow almost 50 shots you know the chances of a win aren’t very good either.
The Isles are back at it on Sunday night in Dallas.
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