PHN’s Best Shots of the Game – Islanders bust losing streak at San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The New York Islanders came in to San Jose on Tuesday night riding a 10-game losing streak. The last time the Islanders won a game in San Jose was February 19, 2003 when current General Manager Garth Snow was the winning goaltender.

With a 2-0 deficit going into the third period, it appeared that the Islanders were headed for another defeat, when Thomas Vanek scored 51 seconds into the period to cut the Sharks lead in half. Kyle Okposo tied the game with 1:37 left in regulation after the Islanders pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. After a scoreless overtime period, Vanek and Okposo scored in the shootout, with Okposo scoring the game winner. Kevin Poulin earned the victory with 46 saves.

Antti Niemi robs Brock Nelson in overtimeAntti Niemi robs Brock Nelson in overtime

Opening introduction - Antti Niemi

Opening introduction – Antti Niemi

 

Antti Niemi

Antti Niemi

Islanders defend the goal

Islanders defend the goal

Brent Burns chases the puck

Brent Burns chases the puck

John Tavares fights for the rebound

John Tavares fights for the rebound

Patrick Marleau and Cal Clutterbuck line up for the faceoff

Patrick Marleau and Cal Clutterbuck line up for the faceoff

Antti Niemi stops John Tavares

Antti Niemi stops John Tavares

Justin Braun and Antti Niemi look for the puck

Justin Braun and Antti Niemi look for the puck
Kyle Okposo (C) battles Mark Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun

Kyle Okposo (C) battles Mark Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun

Justin Braun tries to avoid getting hit by the puck

Justin Braun tries to avoid getting hit by the puck

Referee Rob Martell chats with Antti Niemi

Referee Rob Martell chats with Antti Niemi

Tomas Hertl collides with Kevin Poulin

Tomas Hertl collides with Kevin Poulin

Thomas Vanek scores

Thomas Vanek scores

Josh Bailey

Josh Bailey

John Tavares and Justin Braun fight for position

John Tavares and Justin Braun fight for position

L-R Matt Martin, Jason Demers, Antti Niemi

L-R Matt Martin, Jason Demers, Antti Niemi

Matt Irwin and Cal Clutterbuck in front of Antti Niemi

Matt Irwin and Cal Clutterbuck in front of Antti Niemi

Linesman Shane Heyer  and Cal Clutterbuck

Linesman Shane Heyer and Cal Clutterbuck

John Tavares

John Tavares

Kyle Okposo scores the game winning shoot-out goal

Kyle Okposo scores the game winning shoot-out goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “PHN’s Best Shots of the Game – Islanders bust losing streak at San Jose

  1. Check out that shot titled: Antti Niemi robs Brock Nelson in overtime…The puck is sitting in the glove and you can read the writing on it!
    Crystal clear!

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