Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Okposo Brings the Filth in Shootout vs. Flyers
You may not like the skillz competition, but do you like nasty? Because that is what Islanders' center Kyle Okposo delivered in the second round of the shootout vs. Michael Neuvirth at Wells Fargo Center during the Isles 4-3 shootout win. The Islanders have turned around their shootout fortunes of late, thanks in large part to Okposo, who scored the lone goal in a shootout against the Rangers two weeks ago to help New York end a seven-game shootout losing streak. He then added a shootout goal last Friday at home vs. the Blues in a win before netting his fourth shootout goal in five chances tonight with this delicious move (see video above). The Islanders have now won their last three shootouts and are sitting in third place in the Metro Division with a 16-8-5 record. As far as Okposo goes, he's nasty. Nasty, nasty, nasty.