Newsday: Greg Logan has an early article on the Islanders win in overtime against Tampa.
Newsday: Greg Logan's article with quotes from Mike Sillinger on his game winning goal in overtime.
"I don't care who scores goals; I just want to win," Sillinger said. "But it's nice to get the game-winner, no question. Right now when we're going through a little bit of a funk scoring goals, I'm not going to lie. It feels good . . . We had a couple of four-on-threes in overtime, and you have to put the game away."
"Yesterday, we were down in the dumps, and today we're flying home and all the dads have a smile on their faces."
Newsday: Greg Logan's other article is speculation on a possible trade with Anaheim, Bill Guerin's regret for hitting Panther Bryan Allen and that Atlanta claiming Mark Recchi meant the Islanders had no interest in him, despite Mr Logan not making clear how the waiver process works or how the Islanders could have had the right to choose him before Atlanta.
Tampa Tribune & St Pete Times Forum: Have the Lightning coverage.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's Sunday coverage was on how the club scored by going to the net with coach Jack Capuano, Tim Jackman quoted The teams poor shooting percentage this season with a few words on the Islanders similar problem were also discussed.
"I think shooting percentage reflects (the lack of a big-gun scorer) a little bit," Capuano said. "At the same time, it's the work ethic of your linemates, the unit of five who you're out there with. Offensive-zone play has to be a unit of five. You have to move your feet constantly. You have to have a third guy high. You have to go into the paint and convert rebounds."
Portland Pirates at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
WHEN — Today, 4 p.m.
WHERE — Arena at Harbor Yard
ON THE AIR — No radio; Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at www.soundtigers.com
Buffalo News: Bucky Gleason in a Sunday feature had a section on players from the Buffalo area with a few words on Islander prospect Shane Simms.
Shane Sims, D, Ohio State: The Buckeyes were 4-11-1 going into the weekend. Sims was minus-9, but he will get every opportunity to succeed. The freshman from East Amherst will improve with experience and time on the power play. He was selected by the New York Islanders in the fifth round of the 2006 draft.