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