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New York Islanders: Comeback Win Can Get Team Back On Track

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 24: Head coach Barry Trotz works his 1600th NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at the NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 24, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders shut-out the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 24: Head coach Barry Trotz works his 1600th NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at the NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 24, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders shut-out the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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After falling behind by two goals in the third period, the New York Islanders stormed back and won thanks to some clutch scoring in the final minutes.

What a win last night. The New York Islanders looked completely dead after Mark Scheifele gave the Jets a 4-2 lead with just 13 minutes left in the game. Somehow, the Islanders stormed back with three unanswered goals.

As we mentioned on the postgame show, Jordan Eberle was by far the biggest star of the night. That’s the Eberle the Islanders needed all along this year. Sure, no one expects him to put up three points a night, but being a difference maker on the ice is all we are asking for.

Last night is the kind of game that can get you back on track. For the last 20 games, the Isles have been in this rut that they’ve struggled to get out of. Yes, there were flashes along the way but they were always followed by a regression to mediocre.

This type of emotional win can be a turning point. I’m not ready to sit here and say that it’s already happened, they have four more games to go are three points behind Washington and just two points above Pittsburgh.

Their work isn’t done yet, and as we mentioned already this week, playoff positioning really matters! All the Isles have to do is get within one point of the Capitals heading into the final game of the year and they’ll be in good shape.

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