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The Story line for the Islanders season continues to be that even when they play well, they cannot pull out a win. That was the case last night when the islanders lost 4-2 to the New York Rangers.
The deathblow to the Islanders came at 15:05 when Josh Bailey attempted to clear the puck out of his own zone. The attempt was cut off by Brandon Dubinsky and got the puck over to Brad Richards, who scored from the left face off circle.
“At that time of the game… when you get the puck you want to make the right play with the puck,” head coach Jack Capuano said following the game. “It was an unfortunate bounce for us and it was in the back of our net.”
The loss cannot sole be put on the shoulders of Josh Bailey, although the play was a bad giveaway in Islanders zone, but also Islanders inability to convert on the power play.
Matt Moulson scored the tying goal on the Islanders fifth power play chance, but it was the four other chances that should be looked at. The first and fourth power ...
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