TOEWS vs ST. LOUIS BLUES 10/14
This goal takes us all the way back to the Coliseum on Columbus Day. This was the Islanders sixth game of the season and they were looking to make a statement against the Stanley Cup Champions, St. Louis Blues.
Coming into this game the Islanders were 2-3-0 and won their most recent game in a shootout against the Panthers. The Isles were looking to win back to back games for the first time of the young season.
The Blues started the scoring in the first, courtesy of a Brayden Schenn goal. Then the game became a defensive battle until the Blues took a 2-0 lead five minutes into the third.
The Islanders pushed for the rest of the third and with just a little bit more than five minutes left in regulation, Brock Nelson took a bad angle shot that found the back of the net to make the score 2-1 Blues.
After that goal, the Islanders threw everything at the Blues net, in search for an equalizer. Finally, with thirty seconds remaining and an extra attacker on the ice, the Islanders found their equalizer. Mathew Barzal threw the puck to the slot and the puck hit off of a Blues player and went in.
The Islanders controlled the puck in overtime and Devon Toews got the puck near the offensive zone blue line and dropped the puck to Barzal. Barzal wheeled the puck around the zone and the three Blues players watched him skate the puck around the net.
Barzal found a wide-open Toews in the slot and Toews one-timed the puck home to give the Islanders the win.
Here’s the goal:
This goal and game was seen as the catalyst for the Islanders historic point streak.