Stat Trick: New York Islanders 4, Montreal Canadiens 3 (shootout)

April 6th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
All season long, the Islanders have watched leads get away.  Tonight, the shoe was on the other foot as the Isles twice rallied from third period deficits to force overtime, and went on to defeat the Canadiens 4-3 in a shoot-out at the Coliseum.  On to the trick:  1.  The Isles had the better of play in the first period, outshooting Montreal 15-5.  Blake Comeau, who would later leave with an injury, scored the period's only goal.  It was his 17th goal of the season (in only 61 games), tying him with Kyle Okposo for third place on the club's goal scoring list.  He has scored 11 goals in his last 18 games and has earned a point in four straight games (5-2-7).  2.  Montreal grabbed the lead in the second period on goals by Tomas Plekanec (his 25th) and Brian Gionta (his 26th).  Gionta had 48 goals for New Jersey in 2005-06; this is the only other time in his career that he has reached 26.  3.  The Isles would tie the game twice in the third period, first with 2:01 gone by in the period, and again with 2:01 remaining. Sean Bergeheim knotted the game at 2, but Maxim LaPierre scored four minutes later.  The H ...

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