With a day off on Tuesday, the Islanders had time to reflect on their recent seven-game skid. And it wasn't pleasant.
Monday was another instance of New York getting ahead early just to lose the lead and the game later on. The Canuck, who own a 25-32-9 record after the win, should have been an easy opponent for the Isles to snap the losing streak. However, a 4-3 overtime loss ensued instead, forcing angered words to leave the mouth of many, including head coach Doug Weight after the game.
What's even worse is the Blue Jackets moved up in the Eastern Conference wild card race with a win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday night. Now, the Islanders sit six points out of that coveted playoff berth, and they realize if they want to see the postseason, their window of opportunity is closing fast.
"Whether it's mental or just execution of a few plays, we just have to find a way to do it," John Tavares told Newsday's Neil Best. "No one's going to feel sorry for us...Obviously, this isn't a whole lot of fun right now."
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