Islanders Struggles Continue with 5-0 loss to Nashville
New York, NY- The struggles for the New York Islanders (5-18-5) continue in their 5-0 loss to the Nashville Predators (15-8-6) in hockey action on Monday night.
Nashville had the Islanders singing the blues scoring often and early throughout the night. Things would begin for the Predators on a power play opportunity at the 11:15 mark of the first period as Sergei Kostitsyn recorded a snap shot for the 1-0 lead.
The offensive momentum would not end there as Patric Hornqvist tallied a wrist shot at the 5:22 mark of the second period for the 2-0 lead. Then Jerred Smithson made it 3-0 on his third goal of the season notching a wrist shot for the 3-0 lead.
Hornqvist would strike for his second goal of the game at the 13:55 mark of the third period of play, which gave the Predators the 4-0 lead. Then the Predators would add the icing on the cake with a power play goal at the 18:15 mark as Nick Spaling tallied a wrist shot for the eventual 5-0 victory.
Anders Lindback was the victorious keeper in the cage for the Predators making 28 saves, while on the other side of the ice Dwayne Roloson made 21 saves.
The Islanders will return to Uniondale, NY for two home games. The first will take place on Thursday as they have a 7:00 p.m. face-off with the Anaheim Ducks, and the second will take place on Saturday as they have a 1:00 p.m. game against the Phoenix Coyotes.