Jordan Eberle
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Jordan Eberle broke a 10-game goal drought and Brock Nelson scored his 100th-career assist to give the New York Islanders an early lead over the Colorado Avalanche.

Matt Di Giacomo

Jordan Eberle is finally back on the scoresheet for the New York Islanders courtesy of Brock Nelson and Anders Lee.

Coming off of a 4-3 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings to end a three-game home stand, the Islanders knew a fast start would be crucial. Fortunately for them, Eberle’s drought-breaking goal came just after the Islanders first power play of the game.

Though the scoring would stand after the first period, the Islanders were afforded another powerplay chance in the second period.

Nobody had to tell the Isles how badly the powerplay has been struggling, they are just 2/27 going back to Nov 26 and their only two powerplay goals were both against the Red Wings.

As the Isles were going to work, Johnny Boychuk entered the zone on the wing and found himself cycled to the left of the blueline where he unleashed a vintage ripper past Semyon Varlamov.

The Islanders lead the Avalanche 2-0 in the second period. Catch it on MSG+ or tune in to 88.7 WRHU.

Grew up a diehard Islanders and Mets fan based out of Northern New Jersey. Concluding my Broadcast Communications degree at William Paterson University. WP Sportsdesk member, Stan Fischler correspondent, music buff and total Star Wars freak. Follow my social media handles to learn more. Matt Di Giacomo is a Staff Writer for the Islanders on Elite Sports NY. He encourages team discussion. Tweet him @mdigiacESNY and check out his reviews on YouTube.