Monday, November 12, 2007
Islanders Website: Has the recap of Monday's 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Tough way to lose a very winnable hockey game and the kind of game you want to come out of with at least an overtime point. Another game in Philadelphia where the Islanders simply could not finish enough and did not give up much but any kind of breakdown wound up in the net. Fedotenko a giveaway, Gervais makes contact with the skate of Upshall and he goes in and scores. Finally Vasicek falls or misplays the puck on the pp, Bergeron gets caught in the middle and DiPietro could not make a second save.
Park, Sillinger and Simon came through and made plays that led to goals or scored, they got the secondary scoring, but not the primary scoring from the top line. Too many blocked shots or missed chances and a game that for the most part was a good road game for the Islanders to play.
Philadelphia finished three Islander mistakes, it easily could have been four when Vasieck lost a puck in the second peirod.
Cannot complain because they out shot Philadelphia and outworked them in their own building and played a strong defensive game. Still it's a game you look back on later and think you gave away two points. Not sure Bergeron should get all the blame here on the game winning goal against but he likely will.