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Arizona Coyotes @ New York Islanders instant recap: another slow start, another loss

Early goals and lackluster offensive play doom the Arizona Coyotes to another 5-2 loss, this time at the hands of the New York Islanders.

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If the Arizona Coyotes were looking for a reset after their last 5-2 loss in Columbus, they didn't find it in Brooklyn.

Arizona could simply get nothing going on offense, and yet another early goal against proved to be the difference maker as the Coyotes were defeated 4-2 by the New York Islanders Monday night at the Barclays Center.

Scoring Summary

First Period

1-0 New York: The Islanders record a power play goal early on as Frans Nielsen breaks in unmarked after a neutral zone faceoff win. Assists to John Tavares and Kyle Okposo on the power play goal at 4:51

Second Period

No scoring in the second period; the best chance of the frame was a shorthanded chance for Connor Murphy that rang off the iron.

Third Period

2-0 New York: Another early period goal for the Islanders, as Brock Nelson sat right in the crease and waited for a very nice feed courtesy of Casey Cizikas. Assists to Cizikas and Kyle Okposo on the goal at 1:23.

3-0 New York: Despite doing yeoman's work for most of the game, Anders Lindback lets in a soft goal to John Tavares to make the score 3-0. Assists to Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson on the goal at 5:38.

4-0 New York: The Islanders pour it on late as Steve Bernier tips a Johnny Boychuk slapshot from the point past Lindback. Assists to Boychuk and Frans Nielsen on the goal at 11:50.

4-1 New York: No shut-out for Jaroslav Halak, as Martin Hanzal takes advantage of a first and second chance effort to backhand the puck behind the Islanders' goalie. Assists to Anthony Duclair and Max Domi on the goal at 15:45.

4-2 New York: The Coyotes make things a little more interesting towards the end thanks to an absolutely beautiful individual effort by Mikkel Boedker:

Assist to Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the power play goal at 17:53.

5-2 New York: The Coyotes' comeback bid ends thanks to an empty-net goal by John Tavares. No assists on the goal at 19:20.

Stat Report

Arizona Coyotes New York Islanders
First Period Shots 7 9
Second Period Shots 7 14
Third Period Shots 19 9
Total Shots 33 32
Power Plays 1 for 3 1 for 4
Faceoff Wins 35 19
Save Percentage .871 .939

Paw Prints

  • For the New York perspective, check out Lighthouse Hockey.
  • The Coyotes surrendered the first goal in the game for the sixth consecutive time.
  • Craig Cunningham and Philip Samuelsson both made their season debuts for the Coyotes.
  • Antoine Vermette is going to want to burn the tape of this one: he took three of Arizona's four penalties.
  • The goal in the third period marked Steve Bernier's first of the season, and his first as an Islander.
  • With the goal tonight, Hanzal has 17 points in 16 games. Domi stays right behind him in the scoring lead with 16 points.

Looking Ahead

Arizona heads North of the Border to take on the Montreal Canadiens. Puck drop is at 5:30 PM Arizona time on Thursday.