Not much that can be written about tonight's overtime loss our twitter feed did not have. Two games, no powerplays, despite several players hit high and worse.
I cannot tell you last time a home/home produced no powerplay for one team in both contests?
Officiating was a huge factor, Jack Capuano was very vocal, as Weight always is.
Many players did not pull punches in their post-game reaction.
Bottom line, it never changes end result, it took a miracle bounce to get the game to overtime for Parenteau to score, avoiding another devastating regulation loss.
Overall, the standings suggest it likely does not make any difference.
New York played much better than what I saw Monday, they were in a great position to take both points in regulation. Six games in eight days is a ton of hockey. Josh Bailey/Matt Martin have some chemistry short-handed.
Nielsen and others had high quality chances.
Still, too many passengers on offense. Milan Jurcina is not a top pairing defender, but he's all they have.
Montoya's reaction on one goal seemed like a legitimate goaltenders interference where the Leaf goalie got that call against Matt Martin. The shot off Jurcina in the third is the breaks, unless you want to blame Montoya, who played strong enough.
Twelve out of thirteen NHL games played Tuesday were assigned a writer/correspondent by NHL.com, Toronto at New York was the exception.
Saturday, Carolina at New York was also not assigned a writer, the AP articles are smaller and smaller in Manhattan, or disappear.
Columbus at Tampa Bay were assigned a writer Tuesday.
Our twitter feed also went long and hard on the subject. Brian Compton of NHL.com, who's mailbag went silent recently was asked to comment on his twitter feed.
He did not respond, simply linking to the wire and staff reports a few moments later, but not responding directly.
Mr Compton wrote the preview.
NYIFC also requested comment from the Islanders official twitter with no response.
All NYIFC can do is ask fair questions and hope we receive a response.
Unless something significant happens during all-star break, NYIFC will take the time off. Perhaps Matt Moulson is added for Ovechkin, who opted out?
Bridgeport has more hockey to play starting Wednesday on it's winning streak and getting healthy. Casey Cizikas replaces Calvin deHaan at the AHL showcase.