Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Islanders Website: Has the recap of tonight's come from behind 3-2 win against the Rangers.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Islanders after only two peirods had twelve shots and no goals. Third peirod both teams had fifteen shots. Islanders broke the Ranger trap, wore down their defense and that led to quality chances. More and more the media is talking about this trap too which made for a game that had intensity but for a long stretch looked like a chess match.
Quality win top to bottom against a team on a very good run. Nolan seems to have Tom Renney's number in these games and always comes up with a game plan that seems to get the club two points.
Early in the season but that's five out of six wins for a team predicted to finish at the bottom of the conference. Satan, Hunter again came through with goals and this team found a way with injuries. Comrie and Fedotenko made Snow, Nolan and the hockey staff look very smart tonight.
Share of first place and a 8-4 record with games in hand.
Updated Wednesday pm:
Saw a picture of the Rangers trap and thought I would put it up. No criticism of the Rangers for playing this way beyond the fact it's boring to watch. If you win and it protects the goalie while outshooting the competition most games you have to play to your teams strength. DiPietro went a few long stretches without shots so that protects him too.
You see Fedotenko looking solid every game with a lot of and skill and start to think he can be a first line player for eighty two games. Comrie's move with the four on three and pass for a goal was just a great setup.
Full credit here to Andy Sutton and Bergeron because they played a second straight game where both had a little chemistry against teams that have a lot of potential scoring. DiPietro reacted like he should have stopped Drury but aside from that was fantastic on Nigel Dawes a few times. That pass to Sillinger in the third was incredible and would have brought down the house if he scored. Park, Vasicek were fantastic down the stretch and ate up Avery's line. Ben Walter, Jackman and Simon worked very hard when they saw the ice and almost finished. Mara got a nice backdoor goal on Gervais but overall all six defenders were solid. Witt did a great job on Jagr.
Satan is officially on one of his hot streaks and it has to continue. Guerin needs a goal or two here, so does Comrie and Sillinger needs that break out game. Hilbert threw a few hits and played his defensive game. Hunter took a big hit but again was dominating when he got the puck and finished his chance.