Islanders Give Up 2 Goals in 22 Seconds in Loss to Jets

Jacob Trouba and Adam Lowry scored 22 seconds aside early within the third interval, rallying the Winnipeg Jets to a Three-1 victory over the host Islanders on Tuesday night time.

Nikolaj Ehlers added an empty-net objective with 2.1 seconds left and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 photographs as Winnipeg received for the fifth time in six video games.

The Jets have three straight highway wins for the primary time this season after finishing a sweep of their three-game journey to the New York space. Winnipeg beat the Devils, Four-Three, in time beyond regulation on Saturday, after which received, Four-Three, in a shootout towards the Rangers on Sunday. The Jets scored three targets after the second interval in every of the three wins.

“We imagine in our system, and once you imagine in one thing, good issues begin to come,” Hellebuyck mentioned. “It’s enormous to get all six factors on the three video games right here. A key in your season.”

Anders Lee scored for the Islanders, who’ve misplaced three of 4. Thomas Greiss completed with 21 saves. Regardless of the loss, the Islanders appeared happy with how they performed.

“We had some actually good alternatives to attain, and Hellebuyck saved numerous them out,” Lee mentioned. “Credit score to him on these, however for probably the most half, we did play a reasonably good sport.”

Lee broke a scoreless tie 1 minute 33 seconds into the third interval when he knocked down Johnny Boychuk’s shot from the proper level and beat Hellebuyck from the left facet for his 10th objective. It gave Lee 4 targets and 6 factors within the final six video games.

Trouba tied it on the facility play with a slap shot from the blue line for his third at Three:39. Lowry put the Jets forward as he scored on a rebound of Brandon Tanev’s shot in entrance for his fifth at Four:01.

After a brisk first interval during which neither workforce created numerous possibilities, each picked up the tempo within the second. Winnipeg, outshot by Eight-Three within the first, had a 15-12 edge within the center interval.

The Islanders’ finest strive of the interval took place six minutes in when Hellebuyck stopped Lee’s tip strive in entrance after which denied Jordan Eberle’s observe try. Greiss made two stellar saves on Kyle Connor late within the second to maintain the sport scoreless. First, he stopped Connor’s strive in entrance, after which he made a shoulder save lunging to his proper on Connor’s observe.

The Islanders had the primary 5 photographs of the sport however then went 9 minutes between Nick Leddy’s slap shot from past the left circle at 7:48 and Valtteri Filppula’s try from the sting of the left circle with Three:08 remaining.

Winnipeg didn’t get its first shot on objective till Tyler Myers’s strive from the proper level 9:11 in, after which had nothing after Blake Wheeler’s slap shot from the proper circle with Eight:01 left within the opening interval.

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