When the Islanders are able to maintain the same intensity for 60 minutes, they may very well become a good team. They are not there just yet, as they once again could not hold a lead, and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Flyers. On to the trick: 1. Trent Hunter scored to give the Isles the lead on a first period power play and stop an 0-16 drought on the power play over the past four games. The goal extended his point streak to eight straight games; only Cory Perry of Anaheim has a longer current streak.
John Tavares and Mark Streit assisted on the goal; it was Tavares' first point in five games and gave him his 20th point—tops among NHL rookies. Eleven of Tavares' points have come on the power-play; he has a point on 11 of the Isles' 17 power-play goa ...
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