Newsday: Greg Logan's recap felt the Islanders have to drastically improve their talent level to have success with Gordon's "overspeed" system and couldn't match the speed and ability of a team like Pittsburgh with plenty of open ice in which to roam. Head coach Scott Gordon when asked if he is concerned about his goaltending said this was an off-night for everyone while goaltender Joey MacDonald talked about the game.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
To be fair most of Pittsburgh's nine goals were about poor goaltending and mistakes by the Islanders, what they did in the Coliseum was a frightening display of talent trailing in the last game, not here.
Pascal Dupuis and Petr Sykora did nothing that the Islanders did not provide themselves that led to the goals.
This was largely self-inflicted with a shot redirected by Sillinger, poor play in the passing lanes and weak goaltending combined with a fragile club struggling.
Pittsburgh was on it's seventh game in eleven days and lost three in a row.
Newsday: Mr Logan's second article was mostly a repeat of his pre-game blog with Scott Gordon & Jon Sim's comments about the forward being placed on waivers.
AP: Has an early recap of Pittsburgh's 9-2 win against New York.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Shelly Anderson's game recap along with Pittsburgh Tribune Review with Rob Rossi's game coverage.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has comments from Sound Tigers coach Jack Capuano on Jeff Tambellini who despite eight shots in his debut (mostly on the powerplay) wants him to use his shots more as the winger comments as Bridgeport heads to Norfolk for a double-header without Dustin Kohn.
Mr Fornabaio also reports Jon Gleed was called up from Utah on defense with Dustin Kohn injured.
Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio's game preview also reports Len DiConstanzo will backup Peter Mannino in Norfolk Friday night.