Islanders Drop 11th Straight Game in a Shootout

Chicago Blackhawks v New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks v New York Islanders / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

After their second overtime loss in a row, moving the losing streak to 10, the New York Islanders took the ice, hosting Chicago looking to get back in the win column. At the start of the game, they got the offensive spark they were looking for with some good shifts but a bad penalty took away any momentum.

Scott Mayfield took a hooking against Brandon Hagel. Was it a borderline call? Yeah, probably but Mayfield was behind the play and there was no reason to bring his stick up on Hagel.

On the man advantage, Brandon Hagel made the Islanders pay with a deflection off of an Alex DeBrincat shot. The rest of the period at 5v5 was fine, the Isles were getting some good looks they just weren't getting anything to go.

In the second, the Islanders looked significantly better. Chicago was called for a too many men penalty and the Isles took advantage on the power play.

Man did JG Pageau need that one as it's only his second goal of the season. That's three power play goals for the Isles over their last two games. The Isles would get another power play after Ryan Stillman was called for roughing and looked pretty good again on the man advantage.

They were generating a number of chances, mostly with Oliver Wahlstrom in the Ovi office. After a period that saw Chicago with just four shots, both teams were tied up at one after two.

Early in the third period, Dylan Strome scored off a Sebastian Aho mistake. Aho was trying to poke check the puck away and ended up putting it right on Strome's stick which led to the goal.

Caleb Jones would take a penalty on Oliver Wahlstrom sending the Islanders to the power play. They generated three shots on Marc-Andre Fleury but were unable to get one past him. It looked like the Islanders were going to drop this one in regulation but with just two seconds left, Noah Dobson, who was phenomenal all night, beat Fleury.

What an unbelievable effort from Noah Dobson tonight, as he would continue his solid play into overtime as well. There wasn't much generated as the teams played keepaway so to the shootout we'd go.

The lone scorer in the shootout was Patrick Kane to hand the Islanders their 11th straight loss. For the third game in a row, the Isles fell in overtime or the shootout this time by a score of 3-2. Their next crack at UBS' first win won't be until Thursday, the Isles head to Ottawa to play the Senators Tuesday night.