New York Islanders
Islanders Lose to Senators 3-2 (SO) as Slide Reaches 3
The New York Islanders fell to the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday night at UBS Arena in a game where they didn’t show up until the third period.
The Islanders are now 27-23-7 on the season.
Josh Bailey-Bo Horvat-Mathew Barzal
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Kyle Palmieri
Zach Parise-Caset Cizikas-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin- Otto Kouivula-Hudson Fasching
Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
Ryan Pulock gave the Islanders a 1-0 5:41 into the second period with his third goal of the season via a wrist shot. Matt Martin and Sebastian Aho were credited with the assists. The goal came just 27 seconds after the Islander’s second power play of the night.
Tim Stüzle responded for the Senators later on, 17:32 into the second period, for his 24th goal of the season. Senators captain Brady Tkachuck and Travis Hamonic recorded the assists.
Brady Tkachuk scored on the power play just 3:41 into the third period. Stüzle and Thomas Chabot were credited with the assists.
Brock Nelson tied things up a two on the power play, their fifth chance of the night at 7:13 of the third period. Noah Dobson and Mat Barzal received credit for the assists.
Stuzle struck in the shootout for Ottawa going five-hole on Ilya Sorokin.
Drake Batherson put the game to bed in round three of the shootout.
TAKE A BOW DRAKE BATHERSON! 👏 pic.twitter.com/exUItiAWsk
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 15, 2023
SLOW START FOR ISLANDERS
The Islanders had a slow start on Tuesday against Ottawa. With rookie goaltender Kevin in net for the Senators, the Islanders simply weren’t able to generate enough high quality chances on goal.
Both teams finished with 11 shots through 20 minutes but the Islanders came out flat in a game they could not afford to.
ROOKIE GOALIE STUNS ISLANDERS
The Ottawa Senators have been plagued by injury trouble on the goalie front. Kevin Mandolese made his NHL debut Tuesday at UBS Arena with Ottawa.
Mandolese gets the start for Ottawa tonight against the #Isles . He has appeared in 13 games so far for the @BellevilleSens this season with a 4-7-2 record and a 3.60 GAA and .879 SV%. https://t.co/OuKqQPbzJE
— Joshua Linsenberg (@JoshLinsenberg) February 15, 2023
The 22-year-old finished his NHL debut with a whopping 46 saves. Quite the story for a kid who began his season in the ECHL and is not the storyline the Islanders wanted to be a part of.
Feeling Like a Brockstar
Brock Nelson stepped up when the Islanders needed a hero in the third period.
Brock blasts one on the PPG to tie it for the #Isles 🚀 pic.twitter.com/nrgnrZYs3C
— Isles on MSGSN (@IslesMSGN) February 15, 2023
The goal was his fourth power-play goal this season and extended his point streak to 11 games.
Prior to puck drop, the Islanders announced that forward J.G Pageau is day to day with an upper-body injury.
Pageau day-to-day with an upper-body injury, per #Isles.
He did get clipped at practice on Monday during a drill and was slow to get up but stayed on the ice and spoke in the room after.
— Stefen Rosner (@stefen_rosner) February 15, 2023
While we don’t know his timetable to return to the lineup, keep an eye on this as Pageau has been great this season and is sixth on the team in goals and fourth in assists.
In his absence, Otto Koivula slotted into the lineup.
Next up: The New York Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday at UBS Arena with puck drop set for 7 PM.