Monday, October 7, 2013

Isles Fall In Opener 3-2 In A Shootout

Last night, the Islanders fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Blue Jackets.  Here are some of my notes:

-It is concerning that once again it seems like we have issues keeping these late leads.  Going into a third period with a two goal lead there shouldn't be a question of if we will keep the lead.  Only getting 5-6 shots on net in the period is concerning as well because that means the guys are on their heels instead of putting the foot to the gas so to speak.

-Nabokov didn't play bad, although I am sure the Blue Jackets tying goal is one he would like to have back.

-Nice to see Tavares get on the board after going scoreless in the Devils game.

-Powerplay was alright, nothing to write home about but not terrible either.

-Early on, Brock Nelson and Matt Donovan while with an occasional hiccup are proving to be NHL players which is certainly encouraging.

Overall, this game was a yet another disappointing performance in a home opener which is unfortunately becoming a trend for this team.  With next years being the last one at the Coliseum, hopefully that is a trend they can break.

Next Game: Tuesday 10/8 @ Home VS the Coyotes

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