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Isles blow two-goal third period lead, fall to Kings 3-2

Nov 14, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

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The New York Islanders blew a 2-0 third period lead and dropped their fifth game of their last six, losing to the Los Angeles Kings 3-2.

In what started out as a battle between backup goalies, Ben Scrivens for L.A. and Kevin Poulin for the Islanders, it closed out as a showcase for the Kings’ depth.

Slava Voynov, Tanner Pearson, and Tyler Toffoli all scored in the third to give the Kings their first win since losing goalie Jonathan Quick to a groin injury. Scrivens stopped 23 shots in the win, but only had to stop three shots in the third period as the Kings dominated play late. Voynov and rookie Linden Vey each finished with two points.

For Pearson, it was his first career NHL goal. Toffoli’s game-winner was his third goal of the year and extended his points streak to five games.

The news for the Islanders isn’t so hot. Their poor play of late, including blowing their third two-goal lead of the year. It’s the second time they’ve done that in the third period this season. That’s… Not good.

  1. devilsarethebest - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    This works out perfectly for us. Isles lose in regulation, and Kings still get tired for our game tomorrow night.

    • devilsarethebest - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:28 AM

      Why all the hate? I didn’t say anything wrong.

      • hockey412 - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:02 AM

        I’m thinking there just might not be too many Devils fans reading this article

  2. bcisleman - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    There is good news for the Isles. Kevin Poulin is playing more and more like a #1 goalie–and a good one. Also, even without two of their best defensemen and one of their top line Fs, they can play quality hockey which they did for 40 minutes.That last is the key. The Isles’ main issue remains consistently playing 60 minutes of quality hockey and we saw it again tonight. That was what Garth Snow sought to address in the Vanek trade but it remains a problem.

  3. blomfeld - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM


    We did it friends, just like I knew we would ! Wang and his clowns have been left scratching their heads after our ‘glorious’ 3rd period counter strike ! These are ‘good’ times man and you gotta love it ! Anyway, next up is a team who thinks it’s ‘cool’ to name themselves after Satan. Well fair enough, as notwithstanding comrade Schneider, these agents of darkness are going to get a ‘serious’ kick in the ass !

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • machosasquatcho - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Why do you abuse quotation marks constantly? Do you ever get tired of being the most obnoxious person on the internet?

    • devilsarethebest - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      I have no problem with you at all, I actually LOVE your posts. But I can’t sit with go kings tomorrow, because they’ll get owned tomorrow night so you’ll have to take a break.

      • blomfeld - Nov 15, 2013 at 2:21 AM

        “The Devils are not our ‘natural’ enemies … yet they stand in our way ?” …

        Devilsarethebest – God bless you friend, together with comrade Schneider and your entire enterprise. However you stand in the way, where a King’s army wishes to pass ? Therefore you must surely know what’s coming tomorrow eh ? In fact, even some of your own forward pickets have already reported that ‘there’s King’s cavalry down that road ‘thick as fleas’ not two hours ride from this here very spot !”. So my advice friend would be for you people to leave the field ‘now’ and let the King’s army proceed without further ado or upset. Take care, be good and God speed … Blomfeld

        GO KINGS GO … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hockey412 - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:04 AM

      “We” did it?

  4. 7mantel - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    As the Isles lose another game in the third !

  5. jacketsfan7 - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    I thought you guys thought I was the most obnoxious person on the internet lol
    Blomfeld may be annoying to you , but to me he’s always accurate with what he says , no matter how bias he may be

    • machosasquatcho - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Pedantic essays, oh-so-random humour and pointless YouTube videos are “accurate”? Blomfeld is a troglodyte.

  6. arrooo - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    Capuano should be checking the classifieds soon

  7. Anoesis - Nov 15, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Alternate headline: Kings overcome 2-goal deficit to win. How about going with the positive and focus on the team that won the game? The Isles faded in the 3rd and the Kings took it. I guess this is better than no write-up at all, which is the norm here with Kings’ games.

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