New York 4, Pittsburgh 1

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/24/2008 09:52:00 PM | |

Islanders website: Jason Lockhart has the recap of tonight's 4-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Isles got some good pressure in Philadelphia, this time they took advantage of a team that did not seem willing to play defense or thought it would be easier against a club with twelve players out and it cost them.

I'm a little shocked Isles outworked Pittsburgh to this degree on a third game in four nights considering what's at state for the Pens and Comrie out with the flu with Jackman taking his spot.

Very chippy first period on both sides to start this one, Comeau took a big hit but hung in. Isles took a lot of penalties in the first.

A lot of quality chances and you could see the Pens willing to trade chances early with the Isles creating a three one one and Bergenheim getting several chances until he finally buried one.

Okposo made a great play to feed Park for a shorthanded goal off a big shot, Guerin picked the corner on Conklin and hit the crossbar just before he picked the top corner and Satan found Hunter for a nice play to close to scoring. Early in you could see the Isles gaining the Pens zone easily and even set up some good powerplays and quality chances.

Dubie made a lot of big saves early and shut the door the last two periods and stayed with Malone on a fantastic move at the end, solid all around efforts with Martinek, Spiller playing well and some nice play stepping in from Davison.

This was a different kind of thirty plus shots than they had the night Conklin made his fifty saves mostly from poor angles, far more quality chances tonight the last two periods.

Tambellini got the puck to Satan for his chance which resulted in Hunter's goal.

That's wins over the first and second place teams in this division with half the lineup out.

More tomorrow but a nice effort tonight in front of a sellout crowd on a Monday which is shocking considering their spot in the standings.