The New York Islanders will win again…some day…trust me.
Repeating an all too often familiar scene, the Islanders fell again Thursday evening in New England, dropping a 5-2 decision to the Boston Bruins.
Boston extended the Islanders’ futility to 1-15-3 in their past 19 games.
New York, which has dropped 11 straight road games, hasn’t won since topping New Jersey at home the day after Thanksgiving.
Milan Lucic had a pair of goals for the Bruins, who sent New York to its fourth straight setback. With yet another loss, the Islanders have three fewer points than any other team in the NHL.
Lucic tallied on the power play with 6 minutes to go in the opening stanza, as Boston stretched it to a 3-1 lead midway through the third, thanks to a shorthanded score from Brad Marchand and another power-play tally by Michael Ryder.
Rob Schremp gave New York hope, bringing the Islanders within a goal with 3:33 to play in regulation, but both Lucic and Patrice Bergeron scored into an empty net to end New York’s comeback hopes. Frans Nielsen tallied the other goal for the Islanders.
Rick DiPietro made 32 saves for the Islanders, who were 0-for-3 on the power play. New York has not tallied in 39 straight advantages over 12 games, and has scored two goals or fewer in 15 of 17 games.
New York, which will host Atlanta Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, continues its quest to put together any kind of winning feeling.
It will come….but don’t ask me when.
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Written by Dave Thomas