Islanders Website/Jason Lockhart/AP: Has the early preview for tonight's game vs the Atlanta Thrashers.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Ted Nolan has said a lot of things and tried a lot of things, now he's going back to what won early in the season. His club desperately needs to find it's offensive game against a team that dominated the Islanders a few days ago. If this does not work the only venue left is a trade or a major influx of players from Bridgeport.
Should be interesting to see if Bergenheim for all his hard work in the recent games is rewarded with a seat in the stands or a seat on the fourth line. Gervais was a healthy scratch but in the post game Ted Nolan talked about an injury of sorts so that will likely determine his playing status.
Atlanta should come out determined to do the same things and put the Islanders away early. Lehtonen had a shutout and few tough chances. Islanders are going to have to put in the work in all three zones and finish their chances, especially on the power play.
We'll see if the road and the team bonding chances anything. Seems like they all cared enough at home and the intensity dropped when they did not score early against Boston. When Atlanta got the early goals the club looked like it just knew it was done.