Islanders Derrick Brassard Has Nothing To Complain About
By Matt O'Leary
Derrick Brassard was upset with the penalty called against him in the New York Islanders 3-2 loss against the Rangers last night.
There was a borderline call at the end of the game last night that ended up costing the New York Islanders to allow a power-play goal with just 24 seconds left. Derrick Brassard was called for cross-checking with 54 seconds to go in the game.
While some were upset with the call, including Brassard saying “I couldn’t believe he was dropping like that” I’m fairly certain that if the role was reversed zero percent of the fans who are complaining about the call would still be saying it’s a bad call.
In the final minute of a game, you can’t do that. A veteran like Brassard should know better and unfortunately, he’s given the Islanders virtually nothing of late. He has just two points in the Islanders’ last 11 games.
He has one goal since the calendar flipped to December. It’s not good enough. When you go 0-for-5 on the power play and score two goals on 40 shots you probably have no business winning that game, which is exactly what happened to the Islanders.
In the Isles last eight games, they have scored two goals or less in six of those games. They aren’t losing because of the refs, they’re losing games because they can’t capitalize on opportunities.
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