Islanders Lose Heartbreaker, Fall To Predators In OT, 5-Four

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Ryan Johansen scored the tying objective within the closing minute of regulation, and Roman Josi scored the winner Three:42 into time beyond regulation to rally the Nashville Predators previous the New York Islanders 5-Four on Monday evening.

Kevin Fiala had two objectives, and Calle Jarnkrok and Ryan Johansen additionally scored for Nashville, which improved to 9-1-2 in its final 12 video games. Pekka Rinne stopped 24 pictures.

On the winner, Nick Bonino despatched a saucer cross throughout the entrance to Josi, who tapped it into the open internet with Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak out of place.

John Tavares, Ryan Pulock, Casey Cizikas and Nick Leddy scored for New York, which misplaced for the third time in 4 video games after the All-Star break. Halak completed with 42 saves and Andrew Ladd and Brock Nelson added two assists every.

Each groups had possibilities earlier within the additional interval. Tavares had hit a crossbar 32 seconds in and Rinne made a sliding cease to his left to disclaim Mathew Barzal lower than 90 seconds later. Halak denied makes an attempt by Victor Arvidsson and Craig Smith in shut.

Trailing Four-Three, the Predators pulled Rinne for an additional skater with a bit of greater than two minutes to go, and Johansen knocked within the rebound of P.Okay. Subban’s shot from middle level with 43 seconds left to tie it.

With the Islanders main Three-2 after 20 minutes, Leddy doubled the lead as his shot from the proper acquired by way of site visitors, went off a Predators participant and slid previous Rinne at Three:39 of the second. It was Leddy’s eighth of the season and gave him a objective in two straight video games after a 30-game drought.

Nashville, which outshot New York 18-11 within the first interval, saved up the stress and had a 19-9 benefit within the center interval.

Jarnkrok pulled the Predators to Four-Three along with his 12th with Three:35 left within the second as he knocked in a unfastened puck after Halak stopped Scott Hartnell’s try. Islanders coach Doug Weight challenged for goaltender interference, however the objective stood after a video assessment.

Tavares acquired New York on the board first with a power-play objective Four:55 in. He acquired a cross from Josh Bailey in entrance and tapped it previous Rinne for his 27th. Bailey set profession highs with 44 assists and 57 factors on the play, topping the marks he set final season.

Fiala then scored twice 1:28 aside to place the Predators forward. On the primary, Kyle Turris despatched a cross in entrance from the left nook and Fiala put it previous Halak to tie the rating. He then made it 2-1 as he put within the unfastened puck off a rebound on the proper doorstep for his 17th with 6:33 remaining. It gave Fiala his second straight two-goal sport, and third within the final seven.

Nashville’s lead lasted simply 38 seconds as Pulock introduced the puck up the proper aspect and fired a slap shot previous Rinne to tie it along with his fifth.

Cizikas then regained the lead for the Islanders lower than three minutes later as he introduced the puck up the proper aspect alongside the boards, skated into the nook and reduce to the web alongside the objective line and put it in for his sixth with 2:57 remaining.

NOTES: Nashville was with out LW Filip Forsberg, who served the primary of his three-game suspension for a late hit on the Rangers’ Jimmy Vesey within the Predators’ win Saturday evening. … The Predators, averaging a league-high 12.2 penalty minutes per sport coming in, had 10 minutes towards the Islanders. … New York gained the primary assembly this season, 6-2 at Nashville on Oct. 28. … The Islanders have allowed 225 pictures on objective the final 5 video games. They’ve given up no less than 30 in 20 straight video games. … New York D Scott Mayfield was hit within the foot by a shot from Subban within the first interval, and didn’t return after the primary intermission.

UP NEXT:

Predators: At Toronto on Wednesday evening within the second of a four-game journey.

Islanders: At Buffalo on Thursday evening earlier than a four-game homestand.

 
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