Newsday: Mark Herrmann's game coverage had Ted Nolan's comments, who felt his team fell apart and got away from it's defensive play trying to increase it's lead. Bill Guerin felt the Islanders had the Flyers beat but got careless with the offensive plays they were attempting and Scott Hartnell got lucky while Rick DiPietro lamented the bad bounce which led to the winning goal.
Newsday: Mark Herrmann's other article is on the Isles used to playing in the cold, Bruno Gervais playing sick against the Devils and some other items.
Daily News: Peter Botte's limited space articles seem to be getting even more limited and was virtually worthless with a few blurbs from Ted Nolan, Bill Guerin and Rick DiPietro while John Dellapina in addition to a full game article had a three page feature on Brian Leetch.
NY Post: Dan Martin's article on the loss had Ted Nolan's full comments on what the Islanders did not do in terms of shooting, back checking and did not give them a pass because of the breaks.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Ray Parrillo's game recap has comments from Scott Hartnell about his lucky breaks.
Courier Post: Chuck Gormley's recaps the game and reports Hartnell's hat-trick was the first time since Brian Propp did it in 1988 a Flyer had three pp goals in the same game. Mr Gormley also writes DiPietro misplayed the puck that hit the glass for the winning goal.
Sound Tigers website: Recaps Bridgeport's 4-3 loss to Albany Saturday.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio recaps Bridgeport's 4-3 loss to Albany Saturday where Wade Dubielewicz made twenty two saves and was still not comfortable with his rebound control. Former Canes goaltender John Grahame faced forty five shots with Brandon Nolan having a big night. Jeff Tambellini had two assist, Kyle Okposo set up a goal with Frans Nielsen
scoring his tenth. Jack Capuano felt his club did not get enough traffic in front of Grahame.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his blog recaps Bridgeport's loss, asks Kyle Okposo about his last two weeks and will have a Sound Tigers mid-season report on Monday where the powerplay will not be getting a favorable review.
Albany Times Union: Covers the River Rats.
Newsday: Neil Best has had about three blogs and now an article where NBC analyst Mike Milbury was critical of Ranger forward Jaromir Jagr to where he would not interview with the former Islander gm.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Media guys like Mr Best even though they are about talking media performance are also fans of teams and between the old stories of Msg he seems to be on the Rangers side to where he got in his jab with Milbury under the Spano era logo in one of his blogs. Recently he also did an article where he went out of his way several times to make his point the Isles would no longer be here without Msg's television contract forgetting the club was in operation from 1973-1996 without such a deal. Also Mr Best put up several blogs pushing for more Ranger radio coverage on Eastern Long Island but has no problem with the very limited city coverage of the Isles.
Lancaster Eagle Gazette:Sean Golden has an article on former Islander part time scout Jack Vivian for seventeeen years being made a US citizen with comments from former Islander chief scout and senior vice president of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, Jimmy Devellano.