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New York Islander Fan Central | 1/14/2008 06:44:00 AM | | | | | | | | |

Newsday: Greg Logan's article is on Freddy Meyer's hit to knock Jason Spezza out of action, Mike Comrie having an outstanding night against his former team with Marc-Andre Bergeron talking about some of the dangerous hits by the Senators out of frustration.

Describing the collision, Meyer said: "It's how we guard in the neutral zone in terms of wings on wings and a defenseman stepping up on the center. His defenseman threw a pass to him, and I had an opportunity to hit him. I think the hit looked bigger than it was. I stepped up, and he wasn't expecting it."

"I had some speed, and their defense was caught flat-footed," Comrie said. Speaking of the physical nature of the game, he added, "Ottawa has some big boys that hit hard, and they showed a little frustration."

"It wasn't because they were tired," Bergeron said. "They weren't penalties for hooking. They were for charging and cross-checking. Some of them were dangerous.
"It's a really good hockey team, and I don't think they need to do this to win games. Shame on them tonight for doing that and letting us win."

Associated Press: Had comments from Rick DiPietro and Ted Nolan on the Isles win.

"It's a big win," DiPietro said. "It makes an average road trip a pretty good one. That was the big thing we wanted to do. We managed to win that last one and having dropped a couple of points in the first three games, it was nice to finish up the road trip with a win."

"That's one thing we've learned from experience, any time a team has the emotional game the night before sometimes you catch them out a little bit," Islanders coach Ted Nolan said. "The one thing we wanted to do was make sure we came out and skate
and maybe we'll take advantage of that. Tonight we certainly did."

"Freddy got a clean hit, and any time a player makes a big hit like that, especially one of their skill guys, it definitely charges your bench up a little bit," DiPietro said.

Newsday: Greg Logan had a blog before yesterday's game about Jeff Tambellini and how the organization wants him to help Kyle Okposo with a little more on Brendan Witt's injury and some other items.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Huge win and only space for one article in Newsday? I guess one night in Bridgeport was enough for Mark Herrmann covering Kyle Okposo.

Ottawa Sun: Chris Stephenson and Don Brennan had coverage of the Senators loss with John Paddock not happy with the officiating.

Ottawa Citizen: James Gordon covers the Senators loss with Wayne Scalon here.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio article is on the Sound Tigers again having problems scoring with comments from Jack Capunao. Matt Keith scored his first Sound Tiger goal.

"The goalies are too good, too big, too quick," Capuano said. "The power play, we didn't have anybody in front of the net. We were on the perimeter. Nobody wanted to screen the goalie. You're not going to score that way."

Press & Sun-Bulletin: John Nash had the coverage of Binghampton's win at Bridgeport Sunday.