If you look at the box score, the story of the New York Islanders beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 was all about the Isles scoring two goals in less than one minute.
The Blackhawks view it as a matter of work ethic, though.
Both Jonathan Toews and Dan Carcillo emphasized as much after the loss, which saw the end of Chicago’s eight-game winning streak. Toews praised Scott Darling, but not the team effort, as the Chicago Sun-Times’ Mark Lazerus reports.
“We just didn’t work for pucks, we didn’t generate chances, we didn’t really make them do things they didn’t want to do,” Toews said.
Carcillo echoed those thoughts:
Still, that two-goal burst also made a big difference, even surpassing a sublime Patrick Kane goal. Here’s video of that duo of goals:
One can argue that the Islanders needed this one the most, as they ended a three-game skid with this win.
The Blackhawks don’t seem too broken up about it, really.