New York Islanders: Three Goals in First Enough to Beat Anaheim Ducks

December 16th, 2010 by Chris Leyden Leave a reply »
After heading into the first intermission up 3-0 Thursday night, the New York Islanders looked to be easily on their way to just their second win in the last 22 games. But, as much of the Islanders season has gone so far, the game was far from over, as the Anaheim Ducks scored a goal in the second and a goal in the third to come within one. Fortunately for the Islanders and their fans, the Ducks couldn't get that third goal and the Islanders held on for the 3-2 victory.

Had it not been for a 1:39 span in which the Islanders scored all three of their goals, the Islanders very well could have been on their way to losing their seventh game in a row.

The Ducks, who won in overtime against the Washington Capitals the night before, may have had tired legs and were dominated in the first period. They then leaned on their first line of Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan, all of whom had about 26 minutes of ice time.

The Islanders had goals from PA Parenteau(5), Blake Comeau(6) and Matt Moulson(11). Joffrey Lupul(3) and Jason Blake(6) scored for the Ducks.

Rick DiPietro started in net for the Islanders and saved 30 of the 32 shots sent t ...

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