Islanders could extend their point streak to 14, with shootout win against Flyers. Beauvillier excels in rally for New York in third period after trailing by three.
The New York Islanders played excellently and rallied from three goals down in the third period and extended their point streak to 14 games. This was done with a 4-3 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers. This match was played at Wells Fargo Center on Friday.
Mathew Barzal scored for New York with Anthony Beauvillier, who scored two goals for New York, took New York to 14-3-1. New York was trailing 3-0 after the third period. Thomas Greiss made 26 saves.
The Islanders are 13-0-1 in their past 14 games. It is their longest streak since their winning 15 at a row from January 21st to February 20, in the year 1982.
Mathew Barzal said that they were definitely in a hole there when they were going into the third period. At that point, the team’s thinking was to go out and get one from there. He further added that he did not know what it is with this group but they knew that they would be in the contest right to the end. That is what the New Yorker did that night.
Sean Courturier, Ivan Provorov and Oskar Lindblom each scored a goal and an assist for Philadelphia 10-6-4. Brian Elliott made 33 saves.
Provorob from Philadelphia said that they did not play what they needed to play in the third period. They made many mistakes, turning the puck over in the neutral zone and not getting the puck out of the zone, when the team needed to do it.
New York tied the game with 2:04 left, when Beauvillier scored the second goal, shooting past Elliot.