Atlanta 4, New York 2

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/23/2008 09:43:00 PM |
AP & Sports Network: Recaps the Islanders 4-2 loss against the Islanders on Tuesday

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Good effort, especially the second half of the game, just not enough.

Even someone like a Bryan Little with hands and a finishing touch would do wonders for this roster if they could develop or add one player like that.

Hilbert made a nice play for his goal but he cannot do it, neither can any of the other forwards at least right now.

Comrie-Comeau-Okposo looked very good as a line and generated a lot of chances, they did not finish. Comrie reverted to forum with a selfish penalty that most likely cost them a point in regulation which is nothing new.

Too bad when they generated a third period powerplay out came Guerin-Hunter-Park after the tv timeout.

Callahan made some good plays but Todd White took the puck and drove the net when getting past him. Streit, Meyer, Campoli looked good also trying to create offense. Overall defense did not do a bad job here, Pock shot and joined some rushes, Little scored his powerplay goal from a very tough angle against him.

Tambellini-Bailey-Guerin looked like dead line skating most of the night, I know they created a chance late but at times they were pinned in their own end far too long and they looked overmatched.

Bergenheim had his shorthanded goal, he has to produce more. I guess Park-Hilbert go with Hunter while Walter and Bergenheim would be my pick to skate with Hunter.

MacDonald juggled a few but played well enough for a win.

Not much else on this one, Atlanta blocked twenty five shots. That Islander first powerplay when Okposo was on looked very good, did not see the Islanders create or sustain much for about half the game after that but Hedberg had to make a few good saves.

Jon Sim's goal bought him a spot on the sidelines after being on the powerplay? One
extreme or the other.








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