Sunday, December 14, 2014

Isles Snap Winless Streak at 3 With Comeback Win Over Hawks

photo by galleryhip

Tonight, our Islanders snapped their losing streak at three as they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 3-2 in comeback fashion.  Here are some of my notes from the game:

-Although it was scoreless through one, it certainly wasn't boring.  The game had an exceptional pace in the first period and Jarsolav Halak was huge for the Islanders as he really kept them in the game.

-Griffin Reinhart had arguably his best game in his short NHL career tonight.  Just all around I thought Reinhart played very well.

-Very impressive patience displayed by Visnovsky on the game winner.

-Good to see Okposo but one to the back of the net for a second consecutive game.  Hopefully, this is starting a little hot streak for him as he was cold in the goal department for a while.

-Huge hit by Martin on Rozsival tonight.  Don't see many open ice hits like that anymore.

Coming off three straight loses it was crucial for the Islanders to stop the bleeding tonight and that they did.  It sure wasn't easy but it was a heck of an effort from the team, especially in the third period.  Putting 41 shots up on the Blackhawks isn't something many teams do.  Now, if the team is able to build on this is something to keep an eye on.  The last time the team lost 3 in a row, they responded by winning 13 of their next 15.  If they are able to repeat that, they will be sitting pretty in the standings to start 2015.

Next Game: Monday @ Home vs the Devils

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