3/1: New York vs Philadelphia 2pm FSN

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/29/2008 10:39:00 PM | |
Islanders website: Has the pregame for Saturday's 2pm start against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Flyers are without Mike Richards, Simon Gagne, Joffrey Lupul and Modry did not make the trip. Frans Nielsen is out for this game.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Isles are 7-2-1 in ten games. The two losses they took over fifty shots and wore down against the Devils but were in position to win starting the third period.

Flyers are coming off a shootout win against Buffalo and a win against freefalling Ottawa. In the Buffalo game last Monday they fell behind 2-0 giving up two goals in eleven seconds and 3-1 before tying the game.

Islanders are going to have the get the puck deep and out work Philadelphia's defense while keeping down the shots against. Something will have to click on the powerplay and no doubt the Isles are going to shoot first as has been the pattern in recent games. Setups against Atlanta were quality plays that led to the Isles goals.

Witt, if he returns will be a big boost to the Isles defense. If a forward is recalled Davison played well enough to sit Aaron Johnson. Comeau and Tambellini need a center and minutes becausse the Isles lineup needs their speed.

I guess I could write it's a big game once again but I can write that for all of the remaining games until they qualify for the playoffs or are eliminated so today will be the final preview that I bother including it.