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The 5 Hole: Halakdown in Pitt


It could be possible that starting tonight, the New York Islanders season could come down to this weekend. The stakes were higher than ever as they played the first of a back-to-back against the Pittsburgh Penguins. These two teams always leave it all out on the ice, and in New York’s case, the desperation level needed to be amped up to an entirely new level.

Jaroslav Halak finally made his first start after three months in Bridgeport with the Sound Tigers as Thomas Greiss finally got a well-deserved night off. Along with Halak, Josh Ho-Sang made his first trip to the Steel City where a hostile crowd awaited him.

In another must win game, the Isles prevailed in the shootout 3-2 for a massive two points. Jaro Halak was outstanding and Anthony Beauvillier and John Tavares scored twice in the skills session to secure the victory. The Isles are right back at it tomorrow night against Boston. Below is the happy recap: