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Islanders Jordan Eberle Ends 14 Game Goal Drought

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 02: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders celebrates his third period goal with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on December 02, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. New York won the game 4-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - DECEMBER 02: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders celebrates his third period goal with teammates while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on December 02, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. New York won the game 4-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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After a tough start to the season, 14 games with no goals, New York Islanders forward Jordan Eberle found the back of the net twice.

To say it was a slow start for Jordan Eberle would probably be putting it too kindly. Yes, he was hurt and missed about 10 games but he went his first 14 games without a goal and just five assists to his name.

Yesterday, that finally changed for Eberle. In the second period against the Detroit Red Wings, the Islanders would get a 5-on-3 power play. They were unable to score on the two-man advantage but after it went back to 5-on-4 the puck bounced to Jordan Eberle with an open look.

This time, he slid the puck into the open net with a tap in goal and got a big hug from his Captain, Anders Lee.

Talk about being in the right place at the right time. It’s pretty unlucky to go 14 games without a goal. His first 28 shots were unsuccessful heading into last night’s game but on four shots he would add two goals.

The second one initially was ruled no goal on the ice. It was waived off because Casey Cizikas crashed the net and made contact with Jonathan Bernier. After the referees met for a few seconds they decided to call it a goal on the ice.

The Red Wings didn’t elect to challenge giving Jordan Eberle his second goal on the night. Eberle is now on pace for 10 goals, still too few, but with a hot second half, he should inch closer to that 20 goal mark.

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