Islanders Drop 7th Straight In Shootout Loss In Vancouver
After jumping out to an early 1-0 lead against Vancouver, the New York Islanders would go on to fall 5-4 in a shootout to make it seven in a row.
Well, it started pretty well for the New York Islanders in Vancouver. They jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to Andrew Ladd but that quickly fell. Adam Gaudette and Tyler Toffoli would add goals in the first 2:41 of the period to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead.
Before the end of the period, Jordan Eberle found the back of the net on a backhander. At the end of one, it was all tied up at two goals apiece.
In the second, Zack MacEwen scored 2:14 into the period, again a quick goal, giving the Canucks the lead once again. Later in the period, it was Brock Nelson who finally netted goal number 25 after going cold.
Mat Barzal would almost instantly take a cross-checking penalty right after the goal giving the Canucks a power play in which Bo Horvat netted his 22nd on the season.
The Isles would fight back in the third period as they outshot Vancouver 16-5 for the period. Nelson would net his second of the game to send this one to overtime. In OT neither team was able to get all that much going so it would head to the shootout.
In the shootout, J.T. Miller scored the lone goal of the skills competition to hand the Islanders their seventh straight loss.
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