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Recap: Coyotes 2, Islanders 1 (SO)

The Islanders fall to the Coyotes in a shootout on Saturday night

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

For the second straight game, the New York Islanders bagged an overtime point in a losing cause. 

The Islanders fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night, falling in an extra frame for the second time in two days. 

"It's a tough loss for us, two in a row like that," said Alan Quine, who scored the Islanders lone goal in regulation. "We had our chances and were unfortunately were on the wrong side of it two nights in a row."

Tied 1-1 after 60 minutes, the Islanders absolutely owned overtime and outshot the Coyotes 6-1, but couldn't turn a handful of AAA chances into the winning goal. Shane Prince hit the post twice for the Islanders best chances in overtime, but Louis Domingue also turned aside a partial breakaway and a backdoor play from Nick Leddy and a good chance for Josh Bailey in the slot. 

Video: NYI@ARI: Prince rings one off the post in OT

The Islanders couldn't solve Domingue in the two-round shootout, as the Coyotes goalie denied Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd. Anthony Duclair and Radim Vrbata both scored for the Coyotes, who won the shootout 2-0 and snapped a nine-game losing streak. 

"We had our opportunities in overtime and obviously in the shootout anything can happen," Ladd said. "You have to find a way to win."

The goalies were once again the stars of a low-scoring affair. 

One night after making 37 saves against the Colorado Avalanche, Thomas Greiss turned in another stellar goaltending performance, making 24 saves against the Coyotes. Domingue matched him in the goalie duel, stopping 27 Islanders shots, his lone mistake coming in the second period when he turned the puck over to Johnny Boychuk. Quine tipped Boychuk's wrister, as Domingue was scrambling to get set in his crease. 

Video: NYI@ARI: Quine pots deflection on Boychuk's snap shot

Quine's goal looked like it may be enough, as the Islanders clamped down on the Coyotes defensively in the third period, holding Arizona to three third-period shots, but it wasn't. Brendan Perlini tipped a Connor Murphy shot past Greiss with 5:55 to tie the score 1-1. 

"Greisser played well again, we have to find a way to come through for him," Prince said. 

Greiss' most memorable save may have come in the first period, when the German goalie made three desperation saves to help the Islanders survive a goalmouth scramble. Like Domingue, Greiss got some help from his post, as Tobias Rieder rung a shot off the crossbar in the third period. 

Video: NYI@ARI: Greiss makes a spectacular series of stops

After wrapping up a pair of back-to-back games, the Islanders get three days off before hosting the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night at Barclays Center. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. 

NOTES: The Islanders power play went 0-for-4… the Isles penalty kill went 2-for-2

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