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The New York Islanders Need A Spark Badly

from Greg Joyce of the New York Post,

The Blue Jackets scored four unanswered goals to race past the Islanders, on the ice and in the standings, with a 4-1 win Tuesday at Barclays Center.

“It’s extremely frustrating,” left wing Anders Lee said. “We gotta find some kind of spark, some kind of life, some kind of energy. It’s gotta change. Just more of the same, it’s disappointing.”...

The crowd of 10,232 had been restless for most of the night, but after Atkinson’s goal — he beat Jason Chimera to the net to finish off a one-timer — and through the rest of the third period, they’d had enough. Chants of “Snow must go” grew louder, calling for the ouster of longtime general manager Garth Snow.

They may have been even angrier had they heard coach Doug Weight’s postgame comments, as he hoped for a better atmosphere against the Rangers on Thursday at Barclays.

“[We’ll] have a real exciting, hopefully, little more exciting building than it was today from the start, on Thursday,” Weight said.

For the second time in 10 days, the Islanders allowed the Blue Jackets to take 26 shots on goal in the first period. Halak stopped each of those Tuesday, but could not turn away all 51 by the end of the night.


Below are the game highlights...

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