Newsday: Greg Logan has an update in the Islanders Newsday blog on how Rick DiPietro played along with comments from the goaltender and head coach Scott Gordon as the beatwriter also looked back to his first start since last March.
Mr Logan also reported Mitch Fritz was returned to Bridgeport with a preview of his Monday article about the teams scoring struggles which will feature comments from Doug Weight and Mark Streit.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Very old and tired for me to keep writing this but if Mr Logan is going to make a point statistically speaking that DiPietro lost seven of his final eight games giving up at least three goals he also has to include that 1-0 game was the tail end of a six game winning streak.
He also has to tell the readers many of those games afterward he held the Islanders in almost single-handed starting with the very next game in New Jersey where he faced more than forty shots and had the game tied in the third before the Islanders defense made some fatal mistakes in front of him.
Often there are more than statistics that indicates what happened in a game. Many times a goalie can allow a lot of goals and play great which is a point Mr Logan never made regarding DiPietro's performance in the second half last year.
Of course Mr Logan is correct yesterday was encourging however not for the goals against but how he reacted as the game wore on.