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New York Islanders Whimper to 4-0 Loss to Montreal Canadiens: Highlights, 3 Stars

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 01: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders coaches against the Washington Capitals during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 01, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 01: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders coaches against the Washington Capitals during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 01, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MARCH 14: The Montreal Canadiens defend against the New York Islanders during the second period at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on March 14, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders lose 4-0 to the Montreal Canadiens in horrendous fashion as they barely put up a fight.

Things haven’t been going too well for the New York Islanders as they go into the game versus the Montreal Canadiens. They can’t score a goal and they can’t stop much either.

That didn’t change against the Montreal Canadiens. After letting in a goal in the final five seconds of the first-period it all came undone in the second period.

Before the halfway mark of the second period the Islanders were down 4-0. The New York Islanders were being embarrassed and they still had over half the game to go.

It was the second game in a row that the Islanders were looking at a significant disadvantage in goals. Again, they still had a period and a half to play.

At least the Islanders stopped the scoring, both for and against. That means nine goals have scored against the Isles since they last scored in overtime against the Minnesota Wild.

Something needs to change and quick. The Islanders points cushion is eroding and the only things they seemed to know how to do have escaped them.

After the game, Barry Trotz indicated that there are a few players on their own programs. He obviously didn’t say who those players were, but it seems clear that somethings going on within the team right now.

The Islanders are still second in the division and thus hold home ice, but if the Penguins win on the road to the Predators later the only reason they’d hold that position is thanks to a tiebreaker.

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