The Islanders dropped their second consecutive game to the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime. Some positive takeaways from this game we're seeing some incredible saves from Rookie goaltender Ilya Sorokin similar to some of his highlight-reel saves from the KHL. Recent acquisition Austin Czarnik made his Islanders debut along with Dmytro Timashov. Czarnik even had power play time which was most definitely not disappointing considering he had just come up from the taxi squad.
"You have to fight through it. It's a little bit hard to work through, but in the end, you will be a better team from it." -Barry Trotz
The Islanders scored their first goal with rookie goaltender Ilya Sorokin in net but unfortunately their efforts were not enough to come away with the win. strong performance from Michael Dal Colle tonight, He did not have any shots on goal but had 14 shifts and he looked stronger than usual. Josh Bailey got his first goal of the season tonight, It took him nine games to get his first goal of the season which is the longest it has taken him in over 5 years. This season the Islanders have been dominating the face off dot, but this game they won 49% of the faceoffs while the Flyers won 51% of the faceoffs.
"Guys are going out there and working. There are plays where we can be better, be smarter at times, but I don't think it's something where guys are along for the ride or anything like that. It's not part of our identity." -Anders Lee
The Islanders were clearly working with Coach Barry Trotz’ shoot first mentality as the Islanders tallied 36 shots on goal in this game. Brock Nelson has had a pretty poor performance in his last two games including tonight some would say he was invisible on the ice. The Islanders were able to get a power-play goal from defenseman Nick Leddy which puts their power play percentage at 15.8%. The Islanders will look to play the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum to bounce back from this loss.