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New York Islanders vs St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS — The excellent news for the New York Islanders is that they received’t have too lengthy to consider getting blown out Friday evening with one other recreation set for Saturday.
The unhealthy information is that recreation shall be in St. Louis towards the Blues, off to the most effective begin in franchise historical past and probably the greatest groups within the league thus far this season with a 13-Three-1 document.
The Islanders misplaced 5-Zero at Dallas on Friday evening and clearly weren't pleased in regards to the consequence.
“We didn’t play very properly, we didn’t execute and didn’t win a number of the 50/50 battles,” John Tavares stated. “It was exhausting for us to achieve any momentum. The great factor is we get to reply tomorrow.”
The Islanders had simply 14 photographs on purpose and had been Zero of four on the ability play.
We are able to’t play like that,” New York defenseman Johnny Boychuk stated. “It's a must to do the straightforward issues and we weren’t. It’s uncharacteristic of the group and it confirmed on the scoreboard. We've to place this one behind us and look ahead to St. Louis.”
Blues coach Mike Yeo expects the Islanders will use Friday evening’s loss as motivation for Saturday evening’s recreation.
“They’ve been taking part in properly,” Yeo stated. “Watching video on them, it’s gonna be a tricky recreation. I feel they’re feeling actually good about their recreation. Clearly, Tavares is taking part in at an actual excessive stage proper now, too.”
The Blues are coming off a tricky recreation of their very own on Thursday evening towards the struggling Arizona Coyotes, a recreation that a mismatch on paper however didn't end up that means — as Yeo anticipated could be the case.
St. Louis wanted a game-tying purpose from Alex Pietrangelo within the third interval to ship the sport to time beyond regulation earlier than profitable Three-2 in a shootout.
Pietrangelo’s purpose, and one earlier from Joel Edmundson, gave the Blues 19 objectives from their defensemen of their first 17 video games, essentially the most within the NHL.
The sport towards the Islanders would be the first time this season that St. Louis will face a group for the second time, coming in its 18th recreation.
The Blues wanted a shootout to defeat the Islanders Three-2 on Oct. 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jake Allen, who obtained Thursday evening off, shall be again in purpose for the Blues. He was in purpose for the earlier recreation towards the Islanders, making 40 saves by means of the time beyond regulation after which stopping each makes an attempt within the shootout.
I feel we simply have a silent confidence about us,” Allen stated after Friday’s follow. “I can simply form of inform within the room. I don’t assume anybody’s getting too excessive (or) too low, however everybody’s fairly assured in themselves and what they carry to the desk each evening.”
The sport towards the Islanders would be the 11th the Blues have performed towards a group from the Jap Convention, in contrast with solely seven inside their very own Western Convention. They're 7-Three towards the East within the first 10 video games.

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