CALGARY, Alberta — Lane Lambert wants the narrative around the Islanders to change over the next seven to 10 days.
His team took the first step in that direction on Saturday by finally getting a win.
But the question after the 5-4 shootout victory over the Flames — courtesy of Oliver Wahlstrom’s game-winner in the fourth round — is whether or not the seven-game losing streak that preceded it will be enough for Lou Lamoriello to induce a narrative change that involves a new head coach behind the bench.
If this was Lambert’s chance to make a case for himself via his team’s play, the Islanders gave him a pretty good showing and as resilient a third period as he could have asked for.
Mackenzie Weegar’s tying goal at 3:11 of the third also seemed a time where the Islanders might have folded.
Instead, Brock Nelson potted Sebastian Aho’s rebound to give them a 4-3 lead just 19 seconds later, as Weegar’s goal was being announced.
So, too, did Yegor Sharangovich’s goal to tie it at four at…
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