Unlucky 13 for Islanders as Streak Continues with a 2-1 overtime Loss to Atlanta
New York, NY - The New York Islanders (4-12-4) losing streak was extended to 13 games with a tough 2-1 overtime loss to the Atlanta Thrashers (9-9-3) in hockey action on Sunday evening. The Islanders struck for the first goal for the second game in a row but could not hold on for the victory.
Much like Saturday night’s game the Islanders were able to find the first goal of the game. New York struck at eh 19:47 mark as Michael Grabner was able to tip-in a puck for the early lead. But much like Saturday’s game the Islanders defense could not contain the other teams offense as the Thrashers struck back to tie the game.
The game-tying goal happened at the 2:25 mark of the third period as Nik Antropov connected on a power play opportunity. Antropov netted a wicked slap shot which tied the two teams up at 1-1 and sent them both into overtime.
Atlanta then struck in the overtime frame as Dustin Byfuglien connected on a snap shot at the 1:30 mark to give the Thrashers the victory. Atlanta was also able to outshoot the Islanders by a tally of 35-29.
In the cage for the Islanders Rick DiPietro did well considering he hasn’t gotten much playing time recording 33 saves. On the other side of the ice Ondrej Pavelec had 28 saves in the victory.
The Islanders will now return home to Long Island to host the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 7:00 p.m. face-off on Wednesday night.