Coming into Saturday night's meeting with the San Jose Sharks, the New York Islanders were in serious need of a win. Unfortunately, San Jose was coming in hot, winners in all five of their last games, all of which have come on the road. And even though the Islanders made it a game down the stretch, they couldn't get over the hump as the Sharks eventually won in overtime by the score of 3-2.
The Fins got things started with a Joe Pavelski power play goal, though John Tavares and Michael Grabner would respond with power play goals of their own in the second period to take the lead. Logan Couture found the net late in the period to tie it up, setting the scene for an exciting finish.
An empty third period led to eventual overtime as a delay of game penalty on Travis Hamonic set the Sharks up with the deciding power play, leading to a Brent Burns OT goal to seal the Islanders fate.
New York will have a few days off before the host the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, with the puck dropping at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.