4/11/09

Philadelphia at New York 2pm Msg+

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/11/2009 10:00:00 AM
Flyers website: Has the latest on their team in preparation for their game against New York on Saturday which includes the return of Ryan Parent.

Philadelphia Inq/Daily News": Has the latest on the Philadelphia Flyers.

04/07/09 Riley Cote LW Finger Out for the season
04/09/09 Ryan Parent D Lower body Questionable for April 11
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On the Islander side we'll see who gets back in the lineup or who is called between Okposo, Hilbert vs whoever has the flu or is banged up.

One thing for sure is the goaltending has to be at a higher level over sixty minutes regardless who starts than it's been since Saturday and being outscored 15-1 is not going to get it done.

Isles would have lost against Pittsburgh anyway and some of those goals were about defensive breakdowns but I did not like how MacDonald reacted on three goals (mostly late when the game was 4-1) and the floating shot that beat him.

Islanders lost 4-3 a week ago to Philadelphia, the idea the Isles cannot compete with the Flyers given the season series and how close the games have been leaves them no excuses as a team not to go out and put up their best game here whether it's good enough to win or not.

For Scott Gordon it's time to let Tambellini or Bergenheim see some time on whatever first powerplay unit he has and if Okposo does dress Doug Weight should not be his man on left point with Mark Streit now.

At least all the fans can root for a win now. I want to see this group give the fans something to take into the summer with the effort we saw most of the second half.



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