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Islanders’ losing streak continues with loss to L.A.

Dec 8, 2013, 2:01 AM EDT

Make that nine losses in a row for the New York Islanders.

This time, they fell 3-0 to the L.A. Kings on Saturday night. The Islanders, in a desperate bid to break this funk, manufactured just 16 shots on net. That matches their season low, as per NHL.com.

This performance comes with talk that perhaps head coach Jack Capuano’s time with the Islanders is coming to an end. He helped guide this team to a playoff appearance in the spring, but this season is quickly getting away on them.

Heck, there have even been reports that former Philadelphia Flyers’ bench boss Peter Laviolette is a candidate to replace Capuano, should he be fired. And given this recent spell, that appears to be looking like a stronger possibility by the day.

And it doesn’t get any easier for the Islanders. The third leg of this five-game road trip out West goes Monday against the Anaheim Ducks, leaders of the Pacific Division.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    Methinks that if they don’t put up a couple of W’s on this trip, they’ll have a new boss for their next home game.

  2. 7mantel - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Waiting for the vote of confindence

  3. 7mantel - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    Confidence ^^

  4. crazemastercraze - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Everyone associated with the Islanders organization should be fired!

  5. jl9830 - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    How many times do we have to read on this site that Laviolette “has been reported to be a candidate for coach?” THAT’S NOT TRUE. Chris Botta has literally zero connection to the franchise, as they’ve pretty much disowned him. The Islanders front office is also notoriously quiet on moves like this, so anyone who claims to know anything really has no idea. I wouldn’t call Chris Botta’s idea on twitter now a report that Laviolette is a candidate.

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