New Jersey 2, New York 1

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/11/2008 05:26:00 AM | | |
Islanders website: Has the recap of Friday's 2-1 loss to the Devils with head coach Scott Gordon's comments on how his club performed along with the status of goaltender Rick DiPietro while Doug Weight also had a few comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
What can be said folks, they had the penalty shot off some great effort by Okposo a few post/crossbars by the player who cannot be counted on to finish in Richard Park and mostly played an even game but did not make the most of it's powerplays which they put in some good work to draw.

Sim took the puck and went right at Brodeur off the wing, Tambellini got involved and was out in the final seconds with Nielsen.

MacDonald gave them every chance to stay in the game with a few big saves, second Devils goal clearly looked like goaltender interference.

I'm not surprised the Islanders played Thompson over Comeau, one plays center, the other does not. Comrie moved around a little. No idea MacDonald would start but at this point you go as slow as you have to with DiPietro and keep him healthy.

This is Scott Gordon's team, he's going to move players around and we'll see how things play out with Comrie and Comeau and we have no idea where Comrie is with his injury from a year ago or how Comeau looked in practice or if something injury is up with him.

A few mistakes on the backline and some good plays by the Devils but Islanders did a solid job overall, game hardly looked like a mismatch. Overall the Islanders defense was solid and Witt had one big hit early.

Simply put they could not finish or could not get that bounce beyond the first goal, that was a game they needed to get a point from based on how they played.

We move on to the home opener.