Second Intermission: Islanders Lead Avalanche On Three Power Play Goals

Another period, another power play goal for the New York Islanders. After scoring two power play goals in the first period to tie the game, the Islanders converted another opportunity into Peter Colliton’s second power play goal of the game, and the third for the Islanders. They now lead 3-2 at the second intermission despite the Colorado Avalanche outshooting New York 23-20 for the game and outplaying the young Islanders for much of the game.

This game is becoming reminiscent of last week’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, where Colorado dominated the Red Wings with 49 shots but fell in overtime due to four power play goals. Long a weakness of this Avalanche team, the penalty kill is becoming a serious issue that is giving away games that Colorado has dominated five on five.

There is one period left in this game that Colorado really needs to win. They have struggled offensively throughout this homestand, and it would be devastating to lose to a rookie goaltender making his first career NHL start.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.