The New York Islanders had difficulties keeping leads all year, and last night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks was no exception. The Islanders blew a couple of leads and eventually lost, 4-3.
Islanders coach Barry Trotz wasn’t happy afterward, and he was especially disappointed in the number of turnovers that his team allowed. The Canucks scored multiple goals due to turnovers, including Nils Hoglanders’ game-winning goal in the third, which made Trotz make some unexpected comparisons to his ex-wives.
“There’s an old saying, turnovers are like ex-wives,” Trotz said. “You have too many, and they cost you a lot. They cost you more and more. And it’s so true, and that was the second period.”
The Islanders have a lot to think about, especially considering turnovers. In the second period, the Islanders failed to get out of their defensive zone, and the Canucks took advantage and tied the game at one. Just minutes later, the Canucks took a 2-1 lead. The Canucks scored two unanswered goals in the third to win, 4-3.