New York Islanders head coach Patrick Roy addressing the media
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Patrick Roy Calls Out Islanders After League-Leading 15th Overtime Loss

Published March 17, 2024 at 9:20

The New York Islanders earned their league-leading 15th overtime loss today after a crazy sequence to end the game.

Islanders Make Heroic Comeback Only To Lose In Overtime

The team was down by a goal with less than a minute left in the game. With their playoff hopes on the line, Bo Horvat netted a powerplay goal, giving the fans hope that they might get the crucial two points.

However, Brady Tkachuk would dash these hopes as he secured the game-winning goal in overtime. The loss tied the Islanders with the Bruins for most losses in overtime at 15.

While those overtime points help, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Islanders are not good enough to make the playoffs. Head coach Patrick Roy called out his team after the game.

Roy Calls Out Islanders For Sloppy Play Against Senators

The Senators have been one of the worst teams in the league this season. They are one of those teams you simply have to beat if you are a playoff team, especially if you're on the bubble and need every point. That is exactly the situation the Islanders find themselves in and yet they couldn't get the two points. Roy broke down what went wrong.

"We didn't do a good job in the neutral zone and put that puck deep on the first goal," said Roy before adding "bad pinch on that second goal, throw a puck in the stands on the third goal, and then on the fourth goal losing our edge in an odd man rush."

He summarized things be saying that the team handed the Senators their goals. He does not think the Sens earned those tallies, rather the Islanders handed them to them on a silver platter, making critical mistakes at key moments in the game.

"I felt that we gave those four goals"

Patrick Roy talks about what went wrong for the Islanders today:

This is the 3rd loss in a row for the Islanders, pushing them out of a playoff position. At this point they may very likely miss out on a coveted playoff series.

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