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Islanders faithful getting restless after another troubling defeat.

This is a week that could make or break the Islanders’ season, with three straight games against division opponents who, like them, are stuck in the pack chasing a playoff spot. They opened with a dud. The Blue Jackets scored four unanswered goals to race past the Islanders, on the ice and in the standings,...
Time: 23:03     Date: 13.02.2018
Last US Sport News: Islanders faithful getting restless after another troubling defeat. NY Post 24 - US News

They opened with a dud.

The Blue Jackets scored four unanswered goals to race past the Islanders, on the ice and in the standings, with a 4-1 win Tuesday at Barclays Center.

Trailing 2-1 entering the third period, the Islanders (27-25-6) put some pressure on with strong scoring chances by the Anthony Beauvillier-Mathew Barzal-Jordan Eberle line. But they were denied each time — and then the Blue Jackets (29-23-4) took over for good.

Columbus’ Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson both scored in a span of 43 seconds to sink the Islanders further into their rut.

The crowd of 10,232 had been restless for most of the night, but after Atkinson’s goal — he beat Jason Chimera to the net to finish off a one-timer — and through the rest of the third period, they’d had enough. Chants of “Snow must go” grew louder, calling for the ouster of general manager Garth Snow as the Islanders lost for the ninth time in their last 13 games.

The club hadn’t shied away from talking up how big a week this is — with games against the Rangers and Hurricanes still to come — but couldn’t match it with its play.

The Blue Jackets entered the game with the league’s worst power play (14 percent), but converted on two of their four chances on the man-advantage to build a 2-1 lead.

In their previous visit to Brooklyn just 10 days ago, the Blue Jackets racked up 49 shots on goal, including 26 in the first period. They recorded a repeat performance Tuesday, tallying 26 shots through the opening 20 minutes, though this time Jaroslav Halak stopped all of them.

Meanwhile, it took the Islanders until the third period to take their 26th shot. They finished with 30, while the Blue Jackets had 51.

But captain John Tavares gave his team a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission by jamming home a loose puck in the crease at 17:51, marking the captain’s 600th career point in his 645th game. He became the sixth Islander to cross the threshold, joining Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Denis Potvin, Clark Gillies and Brent Sutter.

After killing off a pair of penalties in the first period, the Islanders were left shorthanded again when Nick Leddy tossed a puck over the glass early in the second period. This time they paid for it as Oliver Bjorkstrand rifled a slap shot from just above the right circle to tie the game at 6:02.

The Islanders had their own chance on the power play later in the period, but after the Blue Jackets took the best two scoring chances, Brock Nelson was whistled for hooking.

Soon, the Islanders were back on the penalty kill, and sure enough, it cost them again. Seconds after hitting the pipe, the Blue Jackets converted as Pierre-Luc Dubois slipped a wrister between Halak and the post for the 2-1 lead at 19:03.

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