After falling behind in the third period the New York Islanders scored two unanswered goals to win 4-3 in overtime over the Dallas Stars.
The Islanders lost a tough one on Saturday and had to go up against one of the better defensive teams in the league tonight in the Dallas Stars. The game couldn’t have started any better for the Isles.
Anthony Beauvillier got the Islanders on the board 1:30 into the game thanks to a beautiful backhand goal. The Isles came out buzzing and were able to capitalize early against Ben Bishop.
The high volume of shots continued but at the 14:08 mark of the period, Denis Gurianov would get one back on the power play. The Islanders struggled to clear the zone, shocking I know, which led to the tying score.
Despite outshooting Dallas 18-8 it was tied up at one after the first period.
Things evened out in the second as shots were fairly even. Jason Dickinson was able to beat Semyon Varlamov to give Dallas their first lead of the night. Just over a minute later, Derick Brassard would answer right back tying it up at two.
On the Brassard goal, Kieffer Bellows who was making his NHL debut picked up his first career point with a secondary assist.
Heading into the third no team was developing a ton of offensive chances. That is until a seemingly harmless shot was fired from the point from John Klingberg.
Varly appeared to be trying to deflect the puck into the corner and he just whiffed on it. That was Charmin Soft from the veteran netminder, as the Stars took a 3-2 lead.
Late in the period, the Isles were rewarded their fifth power play of the game. Previously, they were 0-for-4 with some pretty solid looks but they were unable to get anything past Bishop on the man advantage.
It appeared as if Brock Nelson tied the game up, but upon further review, it was ruled that Anders Lee interfered with Bishop so the goal came off the board. Luckily, Mat Barzal was there to put home the rebound and boy was it pretty.
Between the legs and in! Put this on a loop and put it on my tombstone, my goodness was that pretty to watch. For the second game in a row, the Isles scored a late goal to force overtime.
In OT, the Stars had a couple of early chances but Varlamov came in. Then, there was a Dallas turnover and Anthony Beauvillier made the Stars pay.
For his second of the night and 15th on the season, Anthony Beauvillier was able to beat Ben Bishop and the Isles secured the second point with a 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars.
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Winners: Anthony Beauvillier, Mat Barzal, Kieffer Bellows
Losers: Tyler Seguin, Semyon Varlamov, Ben Bishop