06 April 2010
The Islanders now have won 3 in a row tonight after defeating the Canadians 4-3 in the shoot out.With the win in and the Islanders kept the Habs from clinching a playoff spot on Coliseum ice.
Opening up the scoring for the Isles was Blake Comeau. Comeau, who would later leave with a foot injury, blasted one past Halak to score his 17th goal of the season and put the Isles up 1-0.Later in the period Blake Comeau blocked a shot with his foot and left the ice, he will be re evaluated tomorrow according to news outlets.
The momentum shifted to start the second period as the Canadians jumped on top of the Islanders. 7:11 in Tomas Plekanec would put his 25th goal of the season past Martin Biron, with the help of Kostitsyn, to tie the game up. 1:30 later Josh Bailey would go to the penalty box for hooking, putting Montreal on the power play. Brian Gionta took advantage, scoring his 26th goal and giving the Canadians a 2-1 lead.
The third started well for the boys from Long Island, just two minutes in Sean Bergenheim tied the game up at 2-2 scoring his 10th of the season. However four minutes later the Habs would answer back with a goal from Maxim Lapierre to put them back on top 3-2. The Islanders would not give up and with under five minutes remaining Frans Nielson tied up the game scoring his 12th goal of the season.
Since overtime solved nothing the game went to the shoot out. Moulson and Nielson would score on their shoot out attempts on Halak, while Biron was able to shut out the Canadians giving the Islanders the win.
GAME NOTES AND QUICK celebrity gossip HITS
- The Islanders out shot the Canadians tonight 41-32
-Halak made 39 saves, while Biron made 28 saves
-Official attendance 10,263
-Players with most ice time: Mark Streit (31:31) and Kyle Okposo (27:07)
-Kyle Okposo was the recipient of this seasons Bob Nystrom Award.
- Islanders tied with Columbus and Carolina for 24th in the NHL.
- A great piece from Eyes on Isles about the many good deeds the Islanders do that you never hear about.
-Finally, two "History will be made" parodies that will make you reminisce and laugh, ENJOY!
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