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New York Islanders Frustrating 2-1 Loss to Detroit Red Wings: Highlights, 3 Stars

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 09: The New York Islanders prepare to play against the Philadelphia Flyers at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 09, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Flyers defeated the Islanders 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 09: The New York Islanders prepare to play against the Philadelphia Flyers at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 09, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Flyers defeated the Islanders 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 28: Devon Toews #25 of the New York Islanders skates against the Ottawa Senators at the Barclays Center on December 28, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Senators 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Highlight of the Night

It’s hard to pick a single event that changed the dynamic of the game. You could probably pick any number of Jonathan Bernier’s 41 saves on the night.

But I want to focus on two events where on any other night probably would have found the back of the net for the Islanders. Both came within the last minute or two of the game.

First, it was Ryan Pulock who rings one off the post on a wide-open look from a perfect feed from Mathew Barzal down in the corner. Bernier was down and out and Pulock picked his spot, his aim was just off by half an inch.

Then, with seconds left in the game, it was Devon Toews who came fractions of an inch from sliding the puck int he net.

The New York Islanders would have buried one of those on any other night. But this afternoon, Jonathan Bernier pitched a near perfect game for his Detroit Red Wings team.

It’s always frustrating to lose against a team that’s as low in the standings as the Detroit Red Wings are, but there are some positives to take.

The Islanders created chanced (like the two mentioned here) and they also dominated play for the second game in a row. Hopefully, that continues in Minnesota tomorrow.

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