Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Islanders website: Has the recap of tonight's 4-3 shootout win against the Rangers with comments from Ted Nolan, Wade Dubielewicz and Jeff Tambellini.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Big effort and huge win but they needed to win here in regulation and we all why that did not happen. If they have to go to the AHL or ECHL to find someone someone who can run a powerplay maybe it's time to consider it, between Shanahan almost scoring in the second on a breakaway and the goal that tied the game this is something killing this team.
Very tough playing against the Ranger trap because they play for the shot advantage until they fall behind. Ted Nolan just finds a way against Tom Renney almost every time and even after a poor start where Dubie held the Isles in starting getting chances and the breaks they did not get against Florida or Philadelphia.
Comeau's goal was a nice bounce but what impressed me was Colliton just taking the puck from a Ranger at center ice and breaking through to the net, he had a heck of a game and almost scored with a second big chance.
Berard was making some huge plays and then one where he stripped Avery led to Bergenheim's goal where he went to the high quality area, used the screen well and found the top shelf.
Hunter's skate deflection goal was the one they were waiting for all weekend, Fedotenko made a nice play to get the puck.
Dubie was fantastic and for the most part so was the defense, Davison got caught on a goal diving to protect the lane but Meyer, Berard, Witt, Martinek and Johnson did a solid job after a poor start.
Hopefully the shootout goal does something for Tambellini, surprised Ted Nolan did not have Satan in his top three but his shootout combos are always all over the place.
Was expecting a much bigger game from Guerin, Comrie and Satan. Seemed like the kids with Bergenheim carried the club.
Isles got two points, they needed to hold the Rangers to no points and the Islander powerplay was the reason why it did not happen.
Will be interesting to see who gets the start Thursday for both teams. Dubie did what a professional goaltender is supposed to do and that's give his team a chance to win. He did that and more.