"He came and said he would take my stitches out," Martinek said. "It was stupid." He said Hollweg managed to get a glove on the wounded area but did no damage.
Asked if he'd experienced anything like that with another player, Martinek said, "Never, never. He could show a little respect, but he didn't. I cannot respect him."
Newsday: Greg Logan's article was on Ted Nolan's choice of
dressing seven defenders and scratching Sean Bergenheim while moving Richard Park to the first line.
Newsday: Steve Zipay has the Ranger centric coverage.
NY Times: Lynn Zinser Ranger centric coverage has Ryan Hollweg's comments.
“There were three guys all over Orrsie, and he was going in there,” Hollweg said. “I might have face washed him, but I didn’t try to pull his stitches out.”
Daily News: John Dellapina's Ranger centric article talks about the Islanders having to play five games in eight days and how bad Henrik Lundqvist wanted to win.
"We wanted this one badly," goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said. "You don't want to go 0-4 against a division team - another New York team. We approached this game as a really big one."
Daily News: Peter Botte's limited space article is on Hollweg-Martinek with comments from Ted Nolan, Hilbert missing the open net in the third period and the schedule catching up with the Islanders.
"Give Marty a lot of credit, playing with an injury like that," Nolan said of Martinek, who had been sliced by a skate blade during an awkward collision Wednesday against Ottawa. "In this game, you have to have some respect. When a guy like Hollweg tries to scratch open a cut on somebody's face, it's not very professional and not a very classy thing to do."
"It's just one of those that have to be put in," Nolan said. "I wasn't a great goal-scorer when I played, but I'm quite sure I could put that one in."
NY Post: Dan Martin's very limited space for the Islanders today was only about Hollweg-Martinek.
NY Post: Larry Brooks Ranger article is posted on the Islander page, a lot of cheer leading for one win against a team playing it's fifth game in seven days but Straka was a factor for the Rangers.
NY Post: Instead of proper Islander coverage Jay Greenberg talks about the big name differences between both clubs and ignores the fact the Islanders were playing a fifth game in seven days and still could have won if they did not miss an open net.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
This is what you get when Jay Greenberg does not cover Islander hockey, a lot of misconceptions and of course some history about Ryan Smyth and Jason Blake to make up for any current information. If this was a statement win by the Rangers which seems to be his message, the statement is their name players barely got past a tired
team and still forced them into several early shorthanded situations.
Journal News: Sam Weinman has the Ranger centric coverage on their win against the Islanders. Paul Mara was injured on a Trent Hunter hit in the third peirod that did not look good.
Ct Post:: Michael Fornabaio's Friday is on the Johnson brothers, Gregg with the Sound Tigers and Keith with the Utah Grizzlies and tonight's game at Binghampton.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Binghamton Senators:
WHEN — Tonight, 7:05
WHERE — Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, N.Y..
ON THE AIR — No radio; Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at www.soundtigers.com
Press & Sun Bulletin: Michael Sharp an update on the Binghampton Senators, with former Sound Tiger Justin Mapletoft, who face Bridgeport tonight.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
It's always fun on days like this seeing the passion and spin in the media by the life-long Ranger fans with jobs reporting hockey coverage and as I have written several times Greg Logan or anyone is not obligated to be an Islander fan because they cover the club in a newspaper. I read something recently and I agree with it completely on days like today.
Sadly what much of us New Yorkers believe is what the NY media machine wants us to believe, but somewhere in there lies the truth.
Unfortunately in my perspective there are no Islander fans covering this team in any paper, Newsday included. Cannot make writers be fans of a team just because they are assigned to write about it for a living.