The Columbus Blue Jackets took on the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Columbus Blue Jackets played a hard fought game on Long Island against the New York Islanders. The game ended with a final score of 3-2 with the Islanders coming out on top, largely thanks to Thomas Greiss.
The first period was a hard hitting affair, with Pierre-Luc Dubois taking a penalty just over a minute into the game on a seemingly clean hit that was somehow called a trip.
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The Islanders would then take another penalty after those expired, a Jordan Eberle hooking penalty created by Riley Nash despite the penalty being against Sedlak. The Isles would kill it off and the period would end with a zero for each team on the scoreboard.
Markus Hannikainen would continue his strong season by tallying his fourth goal and would start a three game point streak. To the dismay of a popcorn throwing Islanders fan, Pierre-Luc Dubois would make it 2-0 with his thirteenth of the year less than two minutes later.
The Islanders would make it 2-1, however as a result of the puck seemingly being knocked into the net with a glove the Anders Lee goal would initially be waved off. The call would then be overturned and the goal would count.
Anthony Beauvillier would tie it up at 2 a piece on a rebound following a 2-on-1 breakaway with only David Savard back defending. The period would end 2-2.
The third would continue where the second left off in terms of physicality until Thomas Hickey gave the Jackets a power play on a dirty hit to Panarin’s head which would be called for boarding. Nick Foligno would nullify the penalty almost instantly, as a result it would be a 4 on 4 for nearly a full two minutes.
Casey Cizikas would give the Islanders the lead on the 4 on 4. David Savard would prevent a two goal lead, helping Sergei Bobrovsky make a phenomenal goal line stop.
Thomas Greiss would be under constant pressure last in the third, but despite an abundance of opportunities the Islanders’ netminder would stand strong.