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Call It A Comeback: Islanders Storm Back From Down 3, Defeat Avalanche 5-4

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New York Islanders Scott Mayfield celebrating the tying goal against the Colorado Avalanche (Photo courtesy of New York Islanders Twitter)

ELMONT, NY– The New York Islanders found themselves down 3-0 early in the second period, but there was no quit in their game as they scored four unanswered goals to ultimately beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4. The Islanders are now 5-4-0 on the season.

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SCORING

Evan Rodrigues gave the Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 lead in the second period a,s on the power play,y he rifled one high blocker side from the slot for his third of the season. Mikko Rantanen and Arturri Lehkonen were credited with the assists at 0:46 of the second period.

Mikko Rantanen gave the Avalanche a 2-0 lead at 7:28 of the second period as after a Ryan Pulock shot was blocked, Josh Mason sent him on a breakaway after he came out of the box. He beat Semyon Varlamov glove side for his fourth of the season.

Rodrigues scored his second of the game as he deflected a Nathan Mackinnon shot from the slot for his fourth of the season. Mackinnon and Devon Toews were credited with the assists at 8:33 of the second period.

Noah Dobson scored his third of the season to get the New York Islanders on the board as he unleashed a rocket from the right circle. Alexander Romanov and Oliver Wahlstrom were credited with the assists at 9:53 of the second period.

Scott Mayfield scored his third of the season as Mathew Barzal found him down low for a tap-in at 10:39 of the third period to tie the contest at three. Mathew Barzal and Casey Cizikas were credited with the assists.

Anthony Beauvillier gave the Islanders a 4-3 lead at 10:56 of the third period as he sniped Georgiev short-side for his third of the season on a 2-on-1. Anders Lee made a heads-up play along the boards to start the rush.

Brock Nelson scored his third goal of the season as he scored on the empty net at 18:39 of the third period. The goal was unassisted.

The Avalanche got one back with 29 seconds to play in the third as Alex Newhook sniped Varlamov glove side for his first goal of the season to make it 5-4. Evan Rodrigues and Cale Makar were credited with the assists.

Islanders Score 2 in 17 Seconds to Take Lead

The New York Islanders did the unthinkable on Saturday night as after extended offensive zone time, Scott Mayfield scored after a gorgeous pass by Mathew Barzal to erase a three-goal deficit.

Just 17 seconds later, the New York Islanders took the lead. thanks to Anthony Beauvillier’s odd-man rush snipe.

That was Beauvillier’s third straight game with a point, as he has responded quite well to being benched.

Penalty Kill Streak Comes to an End

The New York Islanders entered Saturday’s contest with the best penalty kill in hockey, 100 percent, as they had killed off 28 of 28 to start the season. Their eight games without allowing a power-play goal was an NHL record, but that streak was snapped against the Colorado Avalanche.

With Casey Cizikas in the box, a penalty that carried over from the end of the first period, Evan Rodrigues scored from the slot, the first power-play goal the Islanders allowed this season.

The streak was bound to come to an end, and the Avalanche entered the contest with a 38.5 power-play percentage, which was first in the NHL.

Josh Bailey Honored by Islanders for 1,000th Game

Prior to puck drop on Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche, the New York Islanders honored Josh Bailey, who reached the 1,000 NHL games milestone back on Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina.

New York Islanders Honor Josh Bailey’s 1,000th Game Milestone

 

Up Next: The New York Islanders are in Chicago to take on the Blackhawks on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the United Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM ET.

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