3 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks loss to the New York Islanders

The Islanders rallied back to win 2-1

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The Chicago Blackhawks tried to play spoiler, but the New York Islanders refused to let the Hawks hurt their playoff hopes on Tuesday night.

The Islanders scored two third-period goals after being down 1-0 through the first two periods to beat the Hawks 2-1 at the UBS Arena. The Islanders needed the victory to keep pace with the Washington Capitals for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Here are three takeaways from the Hawks' latest loss...

The Hawks' first penalty in the third period and a weird bounce of the puck later cost Petr Mrazek a shutout.

Mrazek was outstanding in goal through the first two periods.

It looked like he was on his way toward shutting out the Islanders as he stopped the first 24 shots. The Blackhawks managed to stay out of the box until the first ten seconds of the third. That is when the Islanders were able to break through Mrazek and tie the game at one on Bo Horvat's 31st goal of the season.

New York then broke the gridlock on Simon Holmstrom's 14 goal of the season with 10:35 left in the game.

There was not much Mrazek could have done as the puck just started to take weird bounces. It was one of those greasy goals that not even Tony Esposito would have stopped.

Mrazek stopped 27 of 29 shots and finished with 2.01 goals saved above expected.

Connor Bedard's line was the only line that produced any offense.

NBC Sports Chicago's Blackhawks insider Charlie Roumeliotis pointed out after the game when the rookie phenom was on the ice, the Hawks had a 13-1 advantage in scoring chances. When he was off, the Islanders were up 22-9 in that area.

It was Bedard who picked up the primary assist on the Hawks' only goal when Jason Dickinson scored in the first period.

Philipp Kurashev got the secondary assist that pushed his point total to 50 on the season while Dickinson now has 21 goals. This was the second game of the season with Bedard at wing and Dickinson at center. That combination seems to be working as it produced a goal again after getting one in its debut against Philadelphia.

Jarred Tinordi played well in his 200th game.

Tinordi has had a rough season. With Nikita Zaitsev still out, the veteran defenseman got a sweater and was able to skate in his 200th career NHL game.

He graded out as the best defenseman among the Hawks' blueliners.

He also dropped the gloves with Matt Martin, but it was not much of a fight as it lasted around 35 seconds. It was good to see Tinordi not be a liability on the ice on a special day for him.