Islanders End Hawks Streak

The New York Islanders scored two quick third period goals to and hung on to beat the Blackhawks, ending Chicago’s winning streak.

It took more than 34 minutes for someone to finally score, as Daniel Carcillo put home his fourth of the season to give Chicago the lead… a lead that would last only six seconds. Cal Clutterbuck scored six seconds after Carcillo’s tally to tie the game.

The second period ended with the scored tied at one because Scott Darling played another fantatic game. Chicago’s netminder allowed only one goal against 25 shots in the first 40 minutes, 17 of which came in the second period.

Patrick Kane scored his 14th of the season early in the third to give the Hawks the lead, and they would hold onto this lead for almost seven minutes. Unfortunately, the next two goals game only 51 seconds apart and were both for the Islanders, and New York ran away with the victory. Kyle Okposo scored a rare power play goal against the Hawks at 10:10, and Lubomir Visnovsky scored the game-winner at 11:01.

In total, Darling allowed three goals as the Hawks were out-shot 41-25 in front of him.

Jonathan Toews returned from his ugly incident in Boston to skate 18:35 with two hits, one shot on goal and winning 10 of 13 faceoffs. Andrew Shaw won 10 of 15 faceoffs and was also credited with two hits in the game. Michal Rozsival led the team with six hits and Patrick Sharp accounted for seven of the Hawks’ 25 shots on net (but was minus-two in the game).

For the Islanders, Nick Leddy skated 19:28 and picked up three shots on net, one blocked shot, one hit and one takeaway. he was on the ice for 3:57 with the advantage, and his assist was on Okposo’s power play goal.

The Hawks are back on the ice at the United Center on Sunday night against the Flames.

Leddy NYI

16 thoughts on “Islanders End Hawks Streak

  1. Except for Darling and Kane’s goal (GREAT effort), I believe the Hawks were out-worked. And, that was the ball game…

  2. It did get out of hand fast! Great game and effort to Carcillo, Kane and Darling..I’m not sure if he should/could have had the last two, but hey he faced 41 shots. The guy is still new to the NHL and developing so I give him a pass and a stellar effort. Kanes goal was a thing of beauty and at that point I thought we had them. Things were over in the blink of an eye. We make it up tomorrow at home against the pesky Flames.

  3. The Hawks were outplayed most of the game, certainly the last 40 minutes. They played like they were mentally fatigued, which leads to mistakes like Keith’s giveaway.

    Oh well, put it in the past and get ready for a Calgary team that is going to be spittin mad after having lost 4 in a row. Better strap it up boys and be awake right off the hop tomorrow or Calgary could could get the jump on you.

  4. The streak we just went on 11 in 12. That wont be matched by any team this yr (especially when you consider the sch.).

    10 of 12 on road reminds me of start to 2013 when the league tried to throw us a curve ball. It was a blessing in disguise. When they do stuff like that, it just makes us stronger. Could not be more proud.

  5. The guys didn’t have as much jump last night after the 1st period. Isles looked quicker and they did a great job of shutting down outlet passing lanes and bottling up neutral zone as the game progressed. Really effective fore-check from Islanders. Another highlight reel goal from Kane. These are “OMG did he just do that?”shots. Incredible

    Flames will be ready to play tonight, and the Hawks hopefully get their legs back as they will need them against what has been a very hard working Calgary team.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  6. Darling’s play has been stellar. No panic, just hit a team desperately needing a win. Will be the same tonight. I am a little concerned over the number of shots given up the last few games. Over 40 to MTL and NYI.

    Rosy looked slow last night and probably needs some rest. Darling had an exhausting night so probably Raanta tonight. I am reading rumblings about looking to trade Raanta with the emergence of Darling. Raanta should bring a good draft choice and/or prospect.

  7. Keith is high risk at times but where would the Hawks be without him-2 less Cups for sure. He gets the odd get out of jail free card.

  8. 4 point night for Nordstrom in the Ice Hogs win over Lake Erie – hat trick + assist. Mac Carruth with a solid night in net giving Leighton a breather.

  9. Hawks came out and out skated NY for the first period in hopes of a NY roll over but NY began to skate and finish checks and the Hawks slowed down and didn’t really play well in the 2nd and 3rd. Hawks where due for a lose after the Boston game. But this game shows how a team with a little speed and ability to finish checks get physical can play with the Hawks. Halak is amazing! Sasquatch Darling played well, but teams are going top shelf a little but his body control and position are often square and perfect good effort! ROZY from my perspective ( on couch with rum and coke) played aweful, many say he slow but last night he was real slow and ineffective, he is often solid last night weak at best especially after that level hit he took early!

  10. Did not see the game, so came here for a recap on the happenings in the game. Nice recap Tab and everyone that has submitted. Interesting that no one mentioned our not to be named ex dman. That’s three in a row where we did not play that well. Never fear, the boys needed a loss to get their heads straight so they now should increase focus.

    The number of shots on goal is a concern. How was Dahlbeck’s play?

    See #13 still playing well. I think he knows that the number of chances to play in the NHL for him are diminishing and he is trying to keep it in control. I liked him when he was with us last time and still do now. Hope he does not erupt foolishly.

    Go Hawks!!!

  11. Leddy…blocked shots, takeaways, delivered hits, got an assist, instrumental in the win. There I said it. Done is done. For better or worse.

  12. re: Mining Man – nobody (at least rationally) said Leddy was a bad hockey player, and that increased ice time wouldn’t help him. It was a financial decision. As a Blackhawks fan of more than 4 years we should be used to these…

  13. Totally agree Tab and well understood…it was more of a tongue in cheek answer to booman’s comment of “interesting that no one mentioned our not to be named ex dman “…our excellent farm/drafting and development of players combined with the ( man made) salary cap is building other teams throughout the league!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *