Newsday: Greg Logan's article had comments from Doug Weight, Joey MacDonald, Kyle Okposo and head coach Scott Gordon.
Newsday: Mark Herrmann's stir the pot article was basically on how Scott Gordon learns quickly not taking chances with the franchise player as he looked back at last year. Scott Gordon who credited Joey MacDonald for how well he played along. Joey MacDonald who talked about his coach and how they told him to be ready.
Newsday: Greg Logan's other article was all about DiPietro and what they are going to do to keep him healthy along with the decision-making process in whether he plays.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
I understand DiPietro not playing is a big story, but so is Frans Nielsen, Tambellini, Hillen and the game itself. Between the Newsday blog updates on the DiPietro can we please get more on the young players who have to hit the net or any discussion of any goaltender is moot. About two and a half articles were about a player who did not play last night.
NY Post: Mark Everson's Devil-Centric article had more from Scott Gordon on starting Joey MacDonald but no Islander article.
Daily News: Kristie Ackert had Devils centric article-only.
Newark Star Ledger has the Devils coverage along with the Record of North Jersey here.
For those wondering this is how an Associated Press article is supposed to read
Note-Islander fans with Time Warner Cable in New York City did not have the game on Msg+2 live.
Star-Phoenix: Reported Islander prospect Jyri Niemi made an unexpected regular-season debut for Saskatoon who was expected to sidelined for two more weeks after he was injured at training camp finished the game plus-one, with one assist and two penalty minutes.
Sound Tigers.com: Reports Bridgeport also lost 2-1 to the Phantoms on Friday with Mike Iggulden scoring the lone Bridgeport goal.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has comments from head coach Jack Capanuo and Trevor Smith on the loss along with a full blog entry with line combos and notes here.
Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News : Share Phantoms coverage in the combined papers.