Tonight, our Islanders continued their stretch of resurgent road play by defeating the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 2-1 in overtime on a goal by Islanders forward Michael Grabner. Here are some of my notes from the game:
-After the just awful stretch Grabner had its nice to see him finally starting to come around. For Grabner's as well as the teams sake I hope this continues.
-Someone who is beginning to break onto the scene is Brock Nelson. He had a great individual effort tonight on what led to his second goal in as many games. He continues to get fully comfortable at this level.
-The pairing on Donovan and Hickey had their struggles tonight. Matt Donovan got burned a bit on the lone Colorado goal tonight. However, with MacKinnon's speed I am not sure there is much he could've done.
-Nice to get a win when the first line doesn't register a point.
This was the first time we won this year when we didn't register at least three goals. If this is a sign of the tide of the season changing it couldn't have come soon enough for the Islanders as they look to battle back into the playoff picture.
Next Game: Sunday 6PM @ Dallas