Islanders’ 17-game point streak ended by Ducks


  • The New York Islanders’ 17-game point streak ended when John Gibson made 26 saves for the Anaheim Ducks in a 3-0 win at Honda Center on Monday.
  • Thomas Greiss made 20 saves for New York (16-4-2), which lost in regulation for the first time since Oct. 11. The Islanders were 15-0-2 during their streak, a team record, but are winless in their past two games (0-1-1).
  • Greiss was 8-0-0 in his previous eight starts with a 1.96 goals-against average and .936 save percentage.

“Guys have committed a lot over a long time, and we’ve won different ways,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “It’s just reality. We didn’t play well enough tonight to deserve to win. I think our guys are good enough pros to understand that. I’m not going to kick any cans or anything like that.”

  • Ryan Getzlaf and Cam Fowler each had a goal and an assist, and Ondrej Kase also scored for Anaheim (11-11-3), which ended a three-game winless streak (0-2-1).
  • It was Gibson’s first shutout of the season and 19th of his NHL career. He made 16 saves in the first period.

“I think everybody stepped up,” Gibson said. “We talked a lot about being better in front of the net and blocking shots, and the [defense] did a great job in front of the net and the forwards did a great job of blocking shots.”

  • Getzlaf was credited with his ninth goal of the season at 10:26 of the second. He won a face-off in the offensive zone, and Rickard Rakell took a slap shot from above the right circle.
  • It hit Greiss up high and came out to the slot, and Greiss made another save on Getzlaf’s rebound try.
  • But when Jordan Eberle and Troy Terry each swiped at the puck, it ended up going off Eberle’s blade and into the top right corner of the net to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.
  • It was Getzlaf’s NHL-leading sixth game-winning goal and extended his point streak to five games (two goals, five assists).

“I just felt like we didn’t let up throughout the game,” Getzlaf said. “We sustained what we wanted to do, a lot less turnovers at their blue line, kept the puck moving forward and got rewarded for it.”

NHL Highlights | Islanders vs Ducks – Nov. 25, 2019

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