Atlanta 4, New York 3

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/06/2008 10:06:00 PM |
Sports Network: Has the recap of the Islanders 4-3 loss in Atlanta to the Thrashers.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Simply no excuse for this and you can see it coming a mile away, enormous difference between two games under with a three game winning streak and four games under.

That's as bad as you can give away a game in this league against a beatable opponent and wipes out the last two wins, a lot more talk than action from the veterans here who needed to give this team a goal.

They had to come out of this game with points and went into the third with everything working for them, first Campoli losses his man, MacDonald throws the puck in the stands for another play that leads to a goal.

After that the Islanders are so fragile they cannot even setup against a team they seemed poised to put away in the second period. Finally a bad goal deflects off Pock and they have virtually no response.

Where is the leadership on this team to settle them down?

First two periods Islanders got in the lanes or Thrashers missed a few or MacDonald made a few good saves. Islanders powerplay held down Ilya Kovalchuk, that pathetic change gave Kozlov the Thrashers goal but Nielsen was very impressive and his rush before the goal was better than his goal, Hunter scored from his wheelhouse and the Thrashers seemed very content to lose.

No excuse for losing to this club like this, even with Martinek, Witt and Meyer out, they simply stopped skating and waited to lose.

Devastating loss, even for November and frankly they got what was deserved here.

Three goals should have been enough or they should have had the confidence to play a system that was working.

Bad teams lose games 6-1 and are just outclassed, Islanders are beating themselves.





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