Islanders website: Jason Lockhart has the recap of tonight's 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers with Ted Nolan's comments, who praised his teams effort starting with Bill Guerin.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Isles played a team mostly even game against a club on a four game winning streak until the third period where Florida took over a little bit. Hard to put Skrastins goal on DiPietro because he was screened by Spiller and he played very well all night and kept the team in the game with some very good saves in close. He made one good save on Weiss before he popped in the rebound.
Comeau looks like a very good player on left wing where he showed it all night in this game beyond his powerplay goal which was just a great shot. Great first period rush and shot, he did everything but finish with the goalie pulled and Richard Park made a good play after getting kicked out of the faceoff circle. Comrie needed to finish that setup Comeau set him up for.
Strong play on the boards from Tambellini, some good shifts from Hunter and Bergenheim. Park made a nice play to Guerin for his goal. Regier was not very visible in this one but did a few good things along the boards. Jackman made a very nice play where he just got position and charged the Panther net but Vokoun made it look easy on the backhand.
Isles defense had problems with David Booth and a few Panthers speed. Meyer lost the puck on a odd man rush for a goal against. Spiller had problems in the third.
Nothing else to write. Isles did what they could here in tough circumstances, it was not enough to get a point but it easily could have been.
AHL.com: Reports a makeshift Bridgeport roster lost 6-3 at Harbor Yard to the Binghampton Senators Wednesday. Trevor Smith had two goals, Kyle Okposo an assist on a third period shorthanded goal, Mike Morrison faced forty shots.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio blogged on the Bridgport Grizzlies and the lines as to all the callups on the AHL roster from the ECHL.