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Tonight, our Islanders defeated the rival Devils by a score of 3-2 in a shootout. The Islanders mounted a come back victory again for the second consecutive game. Here are some of my notes:
-While I am sure he would like to have the second goal back, Jaroslav Halak played a pretty good game tonight. He gave the Islanders a chance to win which is all you can ask for from your goalie.
-How about Josh Bailey? While he didn't have a great game, he did have his best game in about two months tonight. The thing is, is this a sign of things to come? Or is it just going to be a flash in the pan like it normally is with Bailey?
-I understand being frustrated, but a horrible job by Tavares taking a penalty late in the game like he did. He has to be more disciplined then that.
-While they have had their struggles this year, the penalty kill came up big when it mattered tonight.
-Nice goal by Matt Martin tonight. He really seemed to have an extra jump in his step in the third period, especially after that goal.
This was a game the Islanders had to win, especially with their tough weekend schedule looming. While they might not have deserved the 2 points, they were able to gut it out and get them. This game is another sign of the differences between this Islander team and teams of the past.
Next Game: Friday 7:30 @ Detroit