11/25/08

New York 4, Montreal 3 Shootout

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/25/2008 05:40:00 AM


















AP: Has the recap of the Islanders 4-3 shootout win in Montreal on Monday.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I know the win and the points are always the story and the Canadians are struggling to score and in a bit of a slide but the Islanders even with the injuries skated well against the Canadians and again blocked shots.

What happened after O'Byrne scored and the Habs went on the powerplay?
Block by Hilbert, block by Witt.......cleared.

Another block after Sim's penalty, Jackman on the ice in the last two minutes shorthanded and making a clear.

Islanders again were doing this all night, Hilbert early dove chest first for a block early in the game, Hunter always is doing this.

Combine that with Martinek who took the puck in overtime and was moving through traffic with Streit and you see where the speed is coming from.

Last year Red Fisher in the Montreal Gazette wrote in a game DiPietro gave them any chance he should have come out and skated with the puck just to show them out to move the puck.

Last night the Islanders moved the puck.

The points were huge and a little poetic justice for the Coliseum game and Park's broken stick that should have been the tying goal. Weight's reaction was fun to watch.

Josh Bailey played over seventeen minutes, his shot looked very good and led to Hunter's powerplay goal, he is starting to convince me he may just belong here and if he can make plays against a skilled club like Montreal he can make them against anyone at this level.

Islanders made the powerplay work for them. I'm not fan of Park on it but the pass Weight hit him with was impressive and if anyone has noticed Weight is more dangerous
as a forward with the powerplay than on the point.

Not a fan of how the Islanders again surrendered a quick goal after opening the scoring, too much traffic in front of MacDonald who again played well enough but gave up some rebounds in his third game in four nights. Cannot let Steve Begin do the scoring.

Streit had twenty five minutes.

You take the two out of three they had to have on this roadtrip and move on, they won the games I thought they would lose.





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