After 17 straight games with a point, the New York Islanders finally lost in regulation 3-0 to the Ducks. Here’s what went wrong.
In the first period last night, the New York Islanders were dominating. They had 16 shots in the first period but were unable to find the back of the net. Somehow, John Gibson was stopping everything in sight.
He was tremendous last night, but specifically in that first period. The table completely turned in period number two as it was the Islanders getting outshot by a wide margin.
Though in this period of dominance, the Ducks were able to land a goal thanks to Ryan Getzlaf giving them a 1-0 lead. Barzal was nowhere near where he needed to be on the play, and left Greiss hung out to dry.
That one-goal lead heading into the third period seemed reasonable, except the Islanders only had three shots on goal in the last period of play. So did the Ducks, but there was one main difference. They scored on two out of three of there shots.
The first one, again, was a misplay by Mathew Barzal defensively while the final goal was a softy that Thomas Greiss would definitely want back. After the game, Barry Trotz said the Islanders “got what they deserved” it wasn’t a great effort, and they lost it was going to happen.
What a run it was for the New York Islanders, who are back at it again on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
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