Lighthouse reader takes on the misnomer of "the loser point" in the modern NHL.
If the NHL wants to continue with shootouts because they're exciting for casual and new fans, that's fine. Just don't insult our intelligence when justifying why they exist.
The Islanders could have rolled over for a garbage game clash with the visiting Flyers (and their 7,000 fans). But instead, the fight cards were out for an epic clash that ended 3-3 with the shootout bonus point going to the Flyers.
Instant reaction to the Islanders winning a Presidents' Day shootout over the Penguins in new Penguins coach Dan Bylsma's debut.
Scott Gordon turned to three young forwards - Okposo, Josh Bailey and Frans Nielsen - in the shootout with future seasons clearly in mind.
"They're going to be the guys of the future," Gordon said. "They're going to be the guys taking the shots. There's nothing like the present to get some experience."