After falling to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, the New York Islanders were back in action to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday Night at UBS Arena. The Isles beat up on Philly the last two times they played but honestly, this one got off to a putrid start.
Just 57 seconds into the game, Ilya Sorokin gave up one of the softest goals of the season for him.
I mean this is just a rough one. Claude Giroux threw it from an impossible angle and somehow it got to the back of the net. Then at 12:48, Justin Braun was able to tie it up after he threw one that went off of Andy Greene and in.
Down 2-0 to a team that can't get out of its own way is extremely frustrating. Luckily, the Isles turned it on before the end of the period. At 13:37 Noah Dobson got the Isles on the board with his sixth of the season as he beat Martin Jones.
Then, Josh Bailey sent Mat Barzal on a run on a two-on-one with Anders Lee and Lee found the back of the net after being held scoreless in his last six games.
Early in the second period, the Isalnders were sent to a power play thanks to a delay of game penalty. On the power play, Zach Parise found Mat Barzal who put one in the toy department to give the Islanders a 3-2.
There was also a little bit of a scare when Oliver Wahlstrom was boarded and bleeding pretty good and then on the power play, Zach Parise took a puck up high. Luckily, both were okay and the Islanders left period two with a one goal lead.
That lead in the third didn't last long at all. Gerry Mayhew put a move on Noah Dobson and beat Ilya Sorokin to tie this game back up at three goals apiece.
For the second time in the game, the Philadelphia Flyers took a delay of game penalty. While the Islanders weren't able to score on the power play again, this time, Zach Parise was able to find the back of the net just as the power play expired.
In his last four games, Zach Parise now has four points if you want to go back to his last seven, he has six points (2 goals, 4 assists). Don't look know but Parise is starting to finally get the production to match his play.
The Islanders are back in the win column despite the shaky play in net from Ilya Sorokin. Anyway, the Islanders are back in action on Thursday as the Los Angeles Kings come to town.