Montreal 4, New York 1

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/02/2008 04:59:00 PM | | |
Islanders website: Has the recap of Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadians.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Sean Bergenheim and Blake Comeau are the only forwards who have goals in the last week.

The same players are costing them on defense with critical mistakes, meanwhile without Rick DiPietro it may not have been as close as 4-1.

Isles defense took three first period penalties and still the veterans could not convert one with the chances they had. Fedotenko could not finish but had a visible game. Montreal gave the Isles virtually no second chances and their power play movement was too much for the Isles defense with Kovalev using Sutton for a screen.

Bergeron -3, Berard -2 with a big assist to Bill Guerin for that cross ice pass that put the Isles behind.

It's getting late and frankly this looks like a team in a free fall that cannot score enough or keep the put out of their net with simply not enough offensive talent. If this team is built on character it has to start showing it.

How many times can the coach talk about the effort and poor decision making? A lot of players are simply not making much of a case to resign them.

That move by Huet seemed bush because he could have injured Comeau. Even though Bill Guerin did not think the eleven seconds added to the first period made a difference the Isles had the puck deep in Canadian ice. As soon as the switched sides Montreal not only had one good chance but picked off his cross ice pass and scored on one DiPietro looked like he wanted back.

Newaday: Greg Logan returned with a pregame blog.