New York Islanders: Breaking Down 4-1 Win Over Winnipeg Jets
The New York Islanders got their first win of the season with a 4-1 victory over the traveling Winnipeg Jets. It’s exactly what they needed.
The first win of the season is in the books. With a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets, the New York Islanders have their first set of points on the board as they try to prove that their 103 point haul from 2018-19 was no mistake.
The first period was a dull affair. Much like they were against the Washington Capitals, the Islanders didn’t look threatening at all in the first frame. They still managed to register nine shots on net, but Winnipeg Jets goalie Laurent Brossoit was having an easy go in the crease.
Thankfully, the comparables from game one were there in period number two as well. Just like they did against the Washington Capitals, the Islanders were dominant in the second frame.
Goals from Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson, and Anders Lee saw the Islanders offense ignite for the first time this season.
Patrik Laine would peg the Islanders back by a goal at the end of the second. But through 40 minutes, the Islanders were the better team
In the third period, the Islanders came out flying. The message was clear: “kill the game”. The Islanders were still two goals up, but adding a third would effectively put the game to bed.
A minute and a half into the third frame Beauvillier made good on that plan with a well-worked goal. It was his second point of the night and third of the season. Beauvillier is on fire. Hopefully, we’re seeing that player who was on a 60 point pace at the end of the 2017-18 season.
With Beau’s goal, the Islanders saw out the game to a 4-1 win. There were a few scary moments, particularly when Kyle Connors found himself on a breakaway for the second time of the evening. Thankfully, Thomas Greiss put up a big pad to deny the Jets any chance of getting back into the game.