New York Islanders prospect Devon Toews picked the perfect time to net his first career NHL goal, an overtime winner over the Blackhawks.
Last night the New York Islanders returned to the Nassau Coliseum to play in front of their home faithful. In rare fashion for the 2018-2019 Islanders, they produced a ton of shots last night against Collin Delia.
Delia ended up facing 50 shots on the night. He stopped 47 of them, for a .940 save percentage, but it still wasn’t enough as the Islanders would get the game-winner in overtime.
That game-winning goal came courtesy of Devon Toews in his fifth NHL game. Toews, Nelson and Bailey were on the ice for the OT winner and they all played a role in the goal. Nelson took the puck into the zone, Bailey provided the no-look pass, and Toews scored on his own rebound to move the Isles Coliseum record to 3-0-1.
The goal couldn’t have come at a better time for Toews, who nearly had the game-winner in the third period. Toews rang one off the post late in the game, on one of his six shots on the evening.
One thing that Toews has provided for the Islanders is shots from the blue line. He has 13 in his five games with the Isles, so clearly he isn’t afraid to let one rip from the blue line.
Barry Trotz and Lou Lamoriello are going to have some decisions to make when the Isles get healthy on defense. If you ask me, there’s no way you can send Toews down, he’s earned a spot in the lineup.
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