The New York Islanders were able to force overtime, but the overtime period didn’t last long as the Red Wings would score ending the win streak.
This game was meaningful from the start as Frans Nielsen made his first appearance back in New York. He left for Detroit over the summer and it was definitely weird to see him in the opposing white and red sweater as opposed to the Islanders blue and orange.
The Islanders got on the board first with a goal from the suddenly hot Anders Lee.
It wouldn’t matter because the Islanders would go on to have a bad turnover which led to Henrik Zetterberg giving the Red Wings the lead once more. At that point it seemed all doom and gloom on IslesTwitter.
Bailey has been playing extremely well as of late, and it was good to see the Islanders show resiliency for a change. The Red Wings would end up scoring rather quickly in the OT period as John Tavares got caught on the ice for too long.