The Islanders were shut out in Dallas as the Stars cruised to a win, 5-0, on their home ice. >> Box score
- 1:32 DAL John Klingberg; Assists: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin
- 14:58 DAL Gemel Smith; Assists: Alexander Radulow, John Klingberg
- 16:58 DAL Esa Lindell; Assists: John Klingberg, Martin Hanzal
- 6:54 DAL Mattias Janmark
- 16:00 DAL Jason Spezza; Assists: Esa Lindell, Dan Hamhuis
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV Twitter
Another road stinker for the New York Islanders, who drop an extremely lopsided 5-0 game to the Dallas Stars.
The loss drops New York to 3-6-0 away from Barclays Center this season and I really wish I could point out something positive about tonight, but let's face it, there really wasn't much there.
Turnovers in a three-goal allowed first period pretty much sealed the deal on this one early, as even the captain, John Tavares, wasn't immune, as he was invisible all evening along with his linemates, Anders Lee and Josh Bailey, who committed a brutal turnover in the second period that allowed Dallas to notch the seventh shorthanded goal against the Islanders power play this season.
Jaroslav Halak was not sharp either, allowing at least two soft goals in the contest, as head coach Doug Weight opted to let him ride it out, knowing all along that Thomas Greiss would get the start in St. Louis tomorrow evening against the second best team in the National Hockey League.
Dallas out-attempted the Islanders by a whopping 68-36 margin, outshooting them 29-14. The Isles have now been outscored 17-4 in three horrific road losses this year in only their 16th game of the season (8-6-2). They also could have lost forward Anthony Beauvillier, who took two consecutive slap shots off his right foot late in the third period and hobbled to the dressing room.
The Islanders will travel to face the St. Louis Blues on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.