New York Islanders 3 Takeaways from 4-1 Loss To Philadelphia Flyers
I don’t want to be totally negative. The Islanders lost 4-1 to a divisional rival and fell out of first place in the division for the first time since January. It was a bad day. But it wasn’t all bad.
Typically when a team isn’t on their game they’re prone to penalty trouble. When things just don’t go as planned all that pent up frustration gets out in the form of penalties. That didn’t happen.
Aside from Jordan Eberle’s five minute major for fighting with Travis Konecny, only Andrew Ladd took a penalty. (A standard Andrew Ladd slashing call late in the third period.)
That’s some impressive discipline from the Islanders. Not once did the frustration of a game going off the rails get to the Islanders head. That will serve them well in the playoffs.
The ability to stay cool when things aren’t going your way is exactly what you like to see from a team going into a situation where the light shines the brightest like the playoffs.
Although, you’d also like to see that same team rally and try to narrow that gap on the score sheet. The Islanders didn’t do that tonight.