The New York Islanders were back in action tonight taking on the Arizona Coyotes. The first period was a solid start for New York as they found themselves with a two-goal lead. Here's how they got there.
After a slow start, the Islanders got on the board when Scott Mayfield threw one on net that was able to squeeze past Scott Wedgewood giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead.
How about that shot from Scotty! Also a nice screen in front from Anders Lee gave the Isles a one goal lead. They weren't done though as Austin Czarnik, who was playing with Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal made it a two goal lead.
Mayfield, once again, threw one on net and Anders Lee got it on his stick but Czarnik got a piece before it went in the back of the net. The Islanders carried a two goal lead into the second period.
The second didn't see much action. Neither of the two teams scored a goal but Josh Bailey was inches away from making it a 3-0 game. Other than that, it was a pretty tame period. Arizona had nine shots on net to the Islanders six.
The third period was the period of Brock Nelson. Just 1:22 into the period, Nelson scored on an absolute rip past Wedgewood to make it 3-0.
Brock wasn't done. Roughly eight minutes later, there was a scramble in front of the net and Jakob Chychrun took down Brock Nelson and both Brock and the puck went into the net. The refs would review the play but it was ruled a good goal.
The Islanders put a bow on this one winning 4-0. Ilya Sorokin wasn't tested often but when he was, he was excellent stopping all 17 shots for New York. It's a quick turnaround for the Isles who play Toronto tomorrow night.