On Monday night time, the Islanders misplaced two issues: The sport in opposition to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 – making it their fifth loss in a row – and Brock Nelson’s tooth.
Through the matchup, Nelson appeared to take an inadvertent stick with the face of William Nylander of the Leafs, and collapsed to the bottom holding his face. Cameras then panned to Nelson on the bench as he apparently pulled a tooth proper out of his mouth.
“Hockey man on the transfer,” the Islanders’ official Twitter account captioned the video.
Sadly, Nelson’s beginner dentistry did not give the Isles the spark they wanted.
The Islanders scored first with Nelson and Sebastian Aho discovering Anders Lee for a objective with lower than 30 seconds left within the first interval. Within the second interval, Nylander responded that the Maple Leafs would tie it. Lee, nevertheless, rapidly put the puck at the back of the online once more to take the lead for the Islanders.
With seven minutes into the second interval, Toronto started their scoring run. Nylander added one other objective, and John Tavares, Calle Jarnkrok, and Auston Matthews all adopted with scores of their very own.
“Our particulars and our consciousness price us,” Islanders coach Lane Lambert stated. “We completely should get previous that and clear it up.”
The victory of the Maple Leafs introduced them to 29-11-8, remaining second within the Atlantic Division. In the meantime, the Islanders’ loss dropped them to 23-21-5, at the moment out of the playoff image.
The Islanders’ subsequent recreation is Wednesday in opposition to the Ottawa Senators, the place they’ve one other probability to snap their shedding streak.