Philadelphia 4, New York 1

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/01/2008 06:21:00 PM | | | |
Islanders website: Has the recap of the Islanders 4-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers with Brendan Witt talking about the loss and the defense did not allow second chances while Ted Nolan said the teams playoffs start now and how his club worked hard but had to get more pucks to the net.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
It's a bad loss and not because of what Philadelphia did but because clearly this teams powerplay is just killing them and when Carter scored it was fatal. Up to that point it could have gone either way but the Isles were trailing 2-1.

Richard Park is seeing powerplay time on the point. It's just a terrible situation and has been all season that looks even worse without Bergeron's shot.

When Satan fell in the second period while the Isles had a powerplay and recovered you could tell he just does not belong there and we have seen him struggle whenever he is put on the point for three seasons.

Satan's miss off a great pass from Bergenheim made me feel it may not be the Isles day, especially after Witt knocking DiPietro's stick out of his hand played a part in the Flyers getting the lead.

Gervais, Martinek stepped up and made since nice plays entering the Flyer zone, Bergenheim made a good play and Guerin made a nice shot but Isles did not get a lot of quality chances. Satan in the first period had one good chance.

Kid line with Comeau on right wing has been hindering his game because he does not look confident on the off wing. He had one second period shift on the left wing where he held the puck but aside from that he has not had a lot of impact.

DiPietro played well but his turnover led to Gervais penalty which led to the Flyers powerplay goal. He did not have to be great and unfortunately he got a bad break on Carter's centering pass but it's an all too familiar situation that has been happening all season.

Line with Fedntenko had chances but mostly re directions, Hartnell line got better quality chances and pressure.

Not a bad effort at all by the Isles in this one, story is what gave Atlanta momentum on Thursday and that is the Isles fragile powerplay which has been a theme all season.

Depth getting very thin up front with Nielsen now out two-four weeks, cannot see Jeremy Colliton going anywhere.

We'll see what happens tomorrow, no room for anything but winning.