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Perry dazzles, Isles lose 10th in a row

Dec 10, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

When you’re on a losing streak, bad moments can often come in dizzying bunches. That happened to the New York Islanders, as they allowed two goals in the last minute of the second period of Monday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, eventually losing their 10th game in a row 5-2.

Cam Fowler scored the 3-2 game-winner while the Ducks were shorthanded:

About 30 seconds later, Corey Perry found the net on this amazing tally, the first of two from Monday:

The OC Register’s Eric Stephens points out that the Ducks are the only team without a regulation loss at home, as they’re 11-0-2 in Anaheim after Monday. It wasn’t all good news, however, as Mark Fistric suffered an upper-body injury tonight.

Speaking of bad news, the Islanders have now lost 10 games in a row. Going deeper, things don’t get much better; they’ve only won three of 19 games since Nov. 1.

As usual, John Tavares seems like he’s on a (Long?) island; he combined with a goal and an assist apiece in defeat.

Is it time for changes for the Islanders? Will these questions stop? They probably won’t until the Isles start winning …

  1. blomfeld - Dec 10, 2013 at 1:07 AM


  2. bcisleman - Dec 10, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Not sure I agree that this is Cappy’s fault, but a coaching change is probably the logical move now.

    • storminator16 - Dec 10, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      Yeah, I think Capuano is a good coach but something has to change. Since it probably won’t be Garth Snow getting the boot, it is unfortunate. If Capuano is relieved I’m sure he will land on his feet. He’s made a name for himself in this league.

    • jpelle82 - Dec 10, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      i dont think it mattered who the coach is/was going into this stretch of games, the islanders on the ice just arent good enough to match up against any of these teams and you can blame snow for that. they shouldve re-signed streit and made a move for a goalie well before this season started. trading for vanek was a headscratcher too. i mean blues, kings, ducks, sharks, coyotes on the road only to come home and have to play montreal….i dont see a win on the schedule until maybe tb or nyr and then its shortlived because the have the ducks again. tough situation no matter what they do with the coach…the season could very well be lost in december for them.

  3. zetaone - Dec 10, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    Yet their ticket sales look more like they’re 0-11-2… Every time I tune into a Ducks home game I’m totally dumbfounded by amount of empty seats. ESPECIALLY considering how populated Anaheim/Los Angeles is.

    • enollatsknarf - Dec 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      Look harder and you’ll see empty seats in most arenas. A lot of those good seats are season tickets that didn’t resell.

  4. hockeydon10 - Dec 10, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    You replied to a spambot?

    You, sir, win the internet for today. Well done.

  5. withseidelinn - Dec 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    The robot has better grammar than you do.

  6. 950003cups - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    This team can’t move to Brooklyn soon enough! They had that tease in preseason. But I feel once they move in to a nicer building with state of the art facilities, they’ll feel better about themselves.

    You look good, you feel good.
    You feel good, you play good.
    You play good, you get paid good!

    ~Dion Sanders~

  7. 950003cups - Dec 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Lisa is right in her assessment. The part I don’t agree with is her point on the +/- of the Islanders defense. Those are sketchy figured. Have to be taken at face value. Glad that was pointed out.

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