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.

2 Comments

Adam Reid's picture

Wow, another tough loss it seems, Stacy. The Islanders currently only have two games left in the month of November, as they welcome the Blue Jackets on Wednesday night, and the Devils on Friday night, then they do not play until next thursday, December 2nd. Do you think they will manage to pull out a win before November is out? If so, in which game will they most likely accomplish it.

Stacy Podelski's picture

Adam-That is a great question. I really don't know if the Islanders can beat the Blue Jackets with all the talent that is there, and for New Jersey well the Devils just had an offensive burst tonight so. I thought their best chances so far were against the Panthers, but they blew that one. It should be interesting to see what happens next and how long the streak will last.