Isles vs. Sharks 92-93 Night at the Barn 3-2 Robbery
A very special night at the Nassau Coliseum as the 92-93 Islanders are remembered and celebrated while the northeast is facing an oddity in an October Noreaster.
Many people decided to stay away due to the weather and some of those being celebrated coudln't be there either.
But the NHL requires that if the two teams are in the same place and the refs are as well -- the show must go on.
Rick DiPietro in net tonight against San Jose who has won four straight games on the road.
This should be interesting.
Ten seconds in, Staios is in the box. Seventeen seconds in -- Pavelsky puts the Sharks on the board. Rick gives up the first shot he faces. You can't script this stuff. You really can't.
Isles are on the powerplay who are 0 for 4 in their last chances. Okay, make that 0 for 5, and 0 for 1 in this game vs San Jose.
Isles lead in shots on goal by an entire one shot 9 -8 but trail 1 - 0. Rick managed to save the other seven shots he faced in the first 20 minutes. Another 40 minutes of nailbiting test coming up.
Once again the first line is the one that produces as John Tavares evens the score at one at 3:15 of the second from PA Parenteau and Matt Moulson. Can someone else please score a goal
Well, I asked for another line to score, and I received. At 11:28 of the 2nd Michael Grabner scored on a Kyle Okposo pass on the power play for a 2 - 1 lead.
And that didn't last long. As Big Angry Man yelled, "DiPietro always gives it back" as Logan Couture scores the Sharks second of the game to tie the game at two. Right over Rick's shoulder.
End of two and the Isles and Sharks head to the room tied at two. Matt Moulson took either a stick to the face or lost his balance and went face first into the boards. This doesn't bode well for the Isles reigning Ironman. So he sat on the bench with a wad of cotton soaking up the blood from his nose, but didn't leave.
End of forty minutes and this is anyone's game. Can the Isles manage to pull a win out on this great night?
A little confusion ensues as to who goes to the box at 2:54 of the third, but it was Staios for interference and the Isles go on the PK. Can Rick keep the Sharks from taking a lead? Yep. and Frans had another short handed chance. But nothing came of it.
Big Whoop being made out of Blake Comeau having 5 SOG by the second period after having only one SOG during his first six games of the season. Think any of those scouts I tripped over last game were there to see him? hmmmmm... They sure as hell weren't there to see the new coffee machine in the press box.
Kyle Okposo is called for elbowing with only 3:27 left of the third leaving the Isles short handed and vulnerable. Of course it wasn't deliberate, perhaps. Chris King feels he is lucky for only getting 2 minutes on the penalty.
The Isles manage to kill off the penalty without any damage and the teams head to overtime.
One point is better than none. Isles outshot the Sharks 37 - 29 which is good, but while shots are important goals are more imporant
With Doug Weight screaming at the linesmen from the bench for calling Travis Hamonic for delay of game when the replay clearly showed he didn't deserve the call, the Sharks go on the power play and Brett Burns scored the power play goal at 1:07 in OT.
Conspiracy? Maybe. Doug Weight wouldn't let it go and was still yelling at the linesmen as he was leaving the ice.
The Islanders winless streak hits five even though they managed points in their last two games.
I understand this is a fast game, but the NHL really needs to use the video replay more.