The New York Islanders offense was dead again as they muster up just one goal in Arizona and fall to the Coyotes 2-1.
It’s very hard to win games when your offense isn’t producing. For the third game in a row that’s exactly what happened to the New York Islanders on the road in Arizona.
Early in this game, the Islanders had a few chances to find the back of the net but were unsuccessful which is a common theme for them over the last few games. Instead, it was Clayton Keller who found the back of the net to get things started.
Semyon Varlamov was screened and Keller threw one off of Nick Leddy that had eyes for the twine. The Isles wouldn’t get anything going after that and they exited the first period trailing 1-0.
In the second period, no goals were scored for either side. It’s not like the Islanders didn’t have chances though. They had two power play chances in the period and registered a combined one shot on goal on the man advantage.
The Isles would go 0-for-3 on the day, a common theme for this team when it comes to the power play. Varly, who continued to play well stopped all 12 shots he faced, including six high danger chances.
Early in the third, Conor Garland would find the back of the net for his 20th of the year. He was able to get inside positioning on Scott Mayfield, who is seven inches taller than him, and outworked him to the puck.
Again, Varly had no chance on this play and the Isles found themselves down 2-0. Oddly enough, just under three minutes later, Anthony Beauvillier would score his 18th of the year and Andy Greene picked up his first point as an Islander.
What a deflection for Anthony Beauvillier who ended the Islanders seemingly endless drought. Suddenly with 13 minutes left in the third, the Isles had some life.
Unfortunately, the offense went back into their comatose state and they barely were able to get anything going when they pulled Varlamov for the extra skater. The Isles fell 2-1, and dropped their third in a row.
Andy Greene was very good in his debut, but the Isles offense did absolutely nothing. Lou Lamoriello sent down Cole Bardrea early today, perhaps another trade is coming tomorrow.
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Winners: Antti Raanta, Semyon Varlamov, Conor Garland
Losers: Scott Mayfield, Josh Bailey, Noah Dobson (because he won’t play anymore)