New York was eliminated from playoff contention Saturday night with Buffalo win combined with Islanders loss.
I can repeat some of the blog entry from Atlanta game, even though effort was better, with shot disparity, this team keeps fading for big portions of games.
A few different players had good individual games (Comeau beyond his goal) but you can see New York is a team that simply is out of sync.
The chemistry the pp had going is just gone, the opposition usually waits for mistakes and gets quality chances, and you can see them pressing with five forwards or Jurcina-Hillen.
The Flyers did not even play very well. A bounce off end-boards, the redirection on fourth goal, and mostly on cruise control in third. DiPietro cannot be faulted on second goal with rebound chances, he was a little out of control, but for time he has been off, was solid enough.
It's not happening for Okposo with Nielsen as his center, Moulson did everything but finish, still overall the level of skating, passing has dropped.
Sometimes it's hard to explain, the Devils are now going through the same thing once the bubble broke for them, but they have more veterans. I saw Jacques Lemaire's press conference and he was all over his team for their play.
Jack Capuano should feel the same about his team.
Bottom line this is what the gm is going to remember last when deciding to bring back the interim coach/players.
Aaron Ness has his first professional goal in Bridgeport's 5-1 win Saturday with Nate Lawson in goal.
Bridgeport is finishing up as you would want the Islanders to do. Ullstrom, Colliton, Rakhshani and others have been very good with many ATO players.
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