Monday’s Game Report: Islanders 3, Blues 2 (overtime)
The Blues’ season is less than two weeks old, with more than five months to go, but it might be difficult for them to have a more disappointing loss than the one they suffered on Monday in New York.
The Blues had a 2-0 lead with less than six minutes to play in the third period before the Islanders rallied to tie the game and then won it in overtime.
A goal with 5:31 left in regulation by Brock Nelson cut the Blues’ lead to 2-1, and the Islanders pulled their goalie for an extra attacker in the closing minute and got the tying goal from Mathew Barzel with 27 seconds to play.
The Islanders then won the game on a goal by Devon Toews 1:13 into overtime.
The Blues had taken their lead on goals from Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko. Schenn has scored a goal in each of the last five games.
The loss was a frustrating end to the Blues’ four-game road trip. They won the first two games of the trip, in Toronto and Ottawa, before losing Saturday in Montreal and on Monday, but they did collect five of a possible eight points on the trip.
The Blues will return home to host Vancouver on Thursday night at Enterprise Center, but they have one more stop to make first – a visit to the White House on Tuesday in a salate to their Stanley Cup championship last season.