Islanders newcomer Noah Dobson's first NHL goal didn't go as he'd dreamed of.
His milestone was just under three minutes in the second half on Tuesday, and the islanders already had a 5: 1 lead. Dobson, number 12 of the Isles in 2018, has been injured since the team left the training camp.
"I just got a passport from [Ryan Pulock] I was just trying to throw it down, ”said Dobson after the 8-2 win. "I'm not sure what hit it, but it ended up in the back of the network. It will be strange to remember."
Dobson, who had three assists in 17 games before Tuesday's win, was just happy to be able to contribute to a win. He agreed that his first goal out of the way was to be a "monkey from his back" and that it would likely boost his confidence.
"I think everyone knows what I think of Noah," said islander coach Barry Despite. "I think he is very balanced. He grows and becomes confident. He will pay much attention to the guys around him who have helped him in the first two or three months. He is an intelligent young man and he will definitely be be a big piece of our future. "
Casey Cizikas prevailed for the second game in a row after shooting a shot on the bar two games against Boston.
Despite, Otto Koivula used Tuesday's victory in Cizika's usual quarter-final role alongside Matt Martin and Leo Komarov. The 21-year-old Finn recorded a hit and a giveaway in 13:39 hours of ice age.
Koivula was called up Monday night after recording a hat trick for the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers over the weekend. Since the islanders forced him to 120th overall in 2016, he has skated in seven NHL games.
Pulock played its 172nd consecutive game, a series that started in December 2017.