3/21/09

New York at Ottawa 7pm Msg+ Comrie out

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/21/2009 02:00:00 PM
Islanders pregame reports Mike Comrie will not play, apparently he still has the flu despite comments he would return tonight in Ottawa papers.

02/10/09 Cody Bass C Shoulder IR. Out indefinitely
03/10/09 Alexandre Picard D Lower body IR. Rest of season
03/10/09 Jason Smith D Knee IR. Out until at least late March
01/20/09 Pascal Leclaire G Ankle IR. Out for the season

03/19/2009 MTL 4 @ OTT 5
03/17/2009 BUF 2 @ OTT 4
03/14/2009 OTT 4 @ PIT 3
03/12/2009 OTT 3 @ BOS 5
03/11/2009 TBL 2 @ OTT 3

GOALS: 33 D. Heatley
ASSISTS: 45 D. Alfredsson
POINTS: 68 D. Alfredsson
+/-: 8 D. Alfredsson

Ottawa Sun: Don Brennan had comments from Chris Campoli and Mike Comrie about playing the Islanders and the 3-0 record against the Senators this season that has put a big dent in any chance of the Senators making the playoffs.
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New York Islander Fan Central Comments:
So how many of you out there if I told you before the season started the Isles would open 3-0 against the Ottawa Senators going into this game would not be in contention at this point?

The New York Islanders go for the sweep tonight against a team that dominated them seemingly since they joined the NHL and won that big game 4/10/93 at the Coliseum.

In my estimation this game is the best test for the young Islanders then they have seen against a red-hot team in a long time with the singular exception of the Devils game at the Coliseum recently.

Isles have played Boston and some teams that will go to the playoffs but no team has been as hot as Ottawa recently who after almost a full calendar year of struggling have finally found their collective game under a new coach.

The Senators, have won seven of their past eight and six in a row at home. Heatley, Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson have combined for 32 points in the team's last seven games.

You can bet after Comrie and Campoli left quietly in terms of the media after Scott Gordon's " rotten apples " comment they will be ready to stick it to their former coach and team if not in the media on the ice.

Say whatever you want about Comrie or Campoli's play but find me a quote in a paper where they were ever critical of the New York Islanders?

Goaltender Brian Elliott tries to extend his personal winning streak to seven games, which is already a franchise record for a first-year netminder.

I would guess Yann Danis gets the start here, how will he react with all the time off against a rested team play very well?

If the Isles make Chad LaRose look like a star, Alfredsson, Spezza and Heatley could make the Islander defense look awful unless their reads improve.

Dean McAmmond's return against his former team.





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