The New York Islanders were trying to end their five game losing streak in Washington tonight. They had to do it shorthanded as Zdeno Chara and Brock Nelson were unable to go due to a non-COVID illness.
In the first, it appeared that Kyle Palmieri got the Islanders on the board first on an unbelievable effort. Would you believe me if I told you that Palmieri had yet another goal taken off the board! Zach Parise was called for goalie interference and the goal was yanked off the board.
Naturally, Conor Sheary would get the Capitals on the board just moments later so a 1-0 lead quicky turned into a 1-0 deficit. Before the end of the period, the Isles went to the power play and Ryan Pulock on the man advantage was able to get one
After 23 combined shots and a goal a piece for either side in the first, the second period was much more quiet. The Isles registered just five shots to the Capitals nine and neither team found the back of the net. The Isles PK stood tall in the period as they killed off Matt Martin and Oliver Wahlstrom penalties.
In the third, an early Tom Wilson penalty sent the Islanders on another power play. This time the other right handed defenseman, Noah Dobson scored his 13th of the season on the power play to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead.
Dobson is now just two points away from 50 points and the 13 goal mark is something an Islanders defenseman hasn't hit in a very long time.
The Islanders took a tripping penalty at the 7:29 mark sending the caps back to the power play and Casey Cizikas short handed was able to put the Islanders up two goals with this unbelievable effort
Anders Lee wanted to get in on the fun too. There was a power play goal, a short handed goal, and then Lee at even strength to extend the Islanders lead to 4-1. The Captain went high over the glove for his 27th goal of the season.
Well folks, the losing streak is over! The Islanders win 4-1 and get back in the win column after five losses in a row. They play Washington back at home on Thursday before rounding out their season against Tampa on Friday.