Well, the New York Islanders have gotten in a bad habit of allowing bad goals early on these games. Unfortunately, tonight was no different. Just 1:56 into the game, Nick Holden got the Senators on the board with yet another soft goal.
Charmin soft stuff from Ilya Sorokin, you just can't make it up. Luckily, the Islanders didn't quit in that period. The Isles went to a power play and at 18:07 Anthony Beauvillier tied up the game at one with assists from Zach Parise and Brock Nelson.
The strong play continued into the second as Oliver Wahlstrom gave the Isles the first lead of the night.
How about that one Barry?! Some thought Oliver Wahlstrom's goal from the other day was discredited by Barry Trotz. We'll see what he says after the game but I like the effort from Oliver Wahlstrom to go to the front of the net and make things happen.
The Islanders weren't done in this period, Mathew Barzal would take a one-timer to give the Isles. two goal lead. They outshot the Senators 9-8 in the period and Ilya Sorokin came up big when he needed to with big saves to keep the Isles in the lead.
In the third period, the Islanders strong played continued. Both Clark Bishop and Matt Martin went off for tripping and on the four-on-four Adam Pelech extended the Islanders lead to 4-1 on his second goal of the season.
Islanders d-men had five points in this game which his a nice addition for this team. The Isles need all the offense that they can get and the defense chipping in is a great sign. After a tough start, the Isles buckled down and were able to take care of business.
The Islanders now take on the Seattle Kraken tomorrow in a back to back and we will see if Barry Trotz will run Ilya Sorokin again or if Semyon Varlamov gets the start for New York. With this win, the Isles improve to 16-16-6 on the season.