Islanders Website: Has the recap of tonight's 4-1 loss against the Montreal Canadians.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Disappointing loss but was not the Islanders night and sometimes you have to score five goals to win a game.
Islanders got shots but either did not finish or Satan hit a post or Huet played well. Islanders are not a great skilled offensive team to this point.
Cannot lose games to Steve Begin goals on sloppy play or a four minute penalty to Simon for another pp goal against. The third goal they killed the pp with little pressure but as Hunter came out of the box Montreal scored off a rush. Montreal had the extra step in this game for the first two periods and sat back in the third.
DiPietro had to be good to keep it at four goals, Montreal got a lot of strong rushes at the net. He was screened on Begin's second goal but aside from that he played well. Vasicek's line got a lot of chances and worked hard. Bill Guerin has to give this team some goals and so does Mike Sillinger.
Islanders had chances and worked hard but not a lot of great chances where Huet had to be outstanding, still he had to make forty five saves so the Islanders were getting shots. Hunter had eight shots.
Who was the guy who used to be the Roman Hamrlik who needed a calender to get his shot off and looked like he was skating with a piano on his back his last few years with the Islanders? Looks like for that contract he got in shape and played well, so did Smolinski.
All Islanders can do is move on to Boston. Another skating team that can finish. Islanders have to put up a four or five goal game, it's been a while to the point where it has to be asked is the scoring a problem on this roster?
AHL.com: Has the summary of Bridgeport's 2-1 loss at Hershey Wednesday. Sound Tigers had thirty nine shots and only one goal by Jeff Tambellini.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio will likely have a late blog with the lines and his impressions on the game that are always worth a visit.