The New York Islanders were unable to complete the third period comeback and beat the Minnesota Wild, who went on to win their 12th in a row.
Just when you think the Islanders are going to comeback and win the game the third period voodoo gets ’em once again. Here’s the highlights from tonight’s action:
It started off a little interesting as MSG lost its feed from Minnesota. We were listening to Brendan and Butch but saw either a picture displayed by MSG saying please hold or the Wild’s Fox Sports feed that was seconds behind the action. It was rough, and it lasted for a solid chunk of the first period.
So after the Islanders grabbed a lead then they had a breakdown in the second period they stormed right back in the third period. That is until Erik Haula scored on a deflection from Nino Niederreiter.
The Wild would add an empty netter for good measure winning this one by a score of 6-4. The scoring was there but the defense and goal tending were not.
Oddly enough the Islanders have scored 17 goals in their last four games but John Tavares only has one of them. The secondary scoring has been great, they just need more consistency from their goalie and defenseman.