New York Islanders 2, Winnipeg Jets 4: Disappointing Times For John Tavares and Company (Highlights)
Mar 16, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) makes a save against New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) during second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Despite everything going for them as of late, John Tavares and the New York Islanders put up an egg at home against the Winnipeg Jets.

  • New York Islanders 2 (33-26-11, 77 pts)
  • Winnipeg Jets 4 (31-33-7, 69 pts)
  • NHL, Final, Box Score
  • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Everything, for the New York Islanders, was trending in the right direction.

OK, so they had lost two of their last three games including an 8-4 blowout at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night. But no matter. Youngster Joshua Ho-Sang has proven his worth alongside John Tavares so such an extent that Isles giddiness has been at an all-time high this season. 

Then Thursday night came, a night that saw John Tavares and company falter at the Barclays Center, ultimately losing by the final of 4-2 to the Winnipeg Jets.

It was disheartening loss that saw the Isles relent four unanswered goals over the course of the first two periods after defenseman Adam Pelech opened the scoring just 38 seconds into the game.

Bryan Little scored twice, once on the power play in the first period while Mathieu Perreault and Adam Lowry added the second period goals. Anders Lee added one in the third, his 26th of the season.

Thomas Greiss, who received the start, was unspectacular in stopping just 24-of-28 shots.

Still tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for the final wild card spot in the east, the Isles will next welcome in the Columbus Blue Jackets for a Saturday day matinee from Brooklyn.

 NEXT: Ho-Sang Should Not Be Criticized For Wearing No. 66 


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