During the second period tonight, Matt Donovan fired a point shot that trickled past Coyotes netminder Mike Smith to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead. It was a power play goal and was the first of Donovan’s NHL career in his sixth NHL game. After spending last the last two years in Bridgeport, Donovan made the big club out of training camp this season.
Donovan is from Edmond, Oklahoma and is the first player born and raised in the state of Oklahoma to score an NHL goal. Former Avalanche forward Tyler Arnason was born in Oklahoma City, but raised in Winnipeg.
The Isles currently lead 5-1 late in the second period.