Florida 6, New York 0: Lee Update

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/06/2008 04:40:00 PM | |
790 the ticket covers the Panthers on radio. This station seems to pick and choose what programming they go live with from it's website but the Florida Panthers radio station is advertising broadcasting this game live beginning with it's pregame at
7pm here for a 7:30 start.

Nothing made easy for our fans who want to listen to a game, not even by the team who should be telling us this information and making it as easy as possible to access it.

NHL.com has it's live gamecenter page which should have stats/gameplay and live tracker activated at gametime here.

I'm not doing a live blog tonight for anyone checking in again, my thanks for those who did stop in while I was doing a little unscheduled practice live-blogging the other day on my own.

Newsday: Adam Abramson has a brief blog update in the Islanders Newsday blog that Josh Bailey will play tonight while Mr Botta Point Blank has more details on the lineup with Scott Gordon not saying how far DiPietro will go in this game.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Steve Zipay went all the way to Europe and is still blogging today, Greg Logan filed his previews from early last week or Moncton and took the weekend off while the Islanders played and we got no blog updates or new articles with no coverage from Boston.

Cheer up folks, cablevision allowed ITV to finally release the Devils game to the public. Why Mr Mears and Jaffe (Cablevision/Msg employee) are webcasting road games we cannot watch for days is pathetic, anyone notice the one Coliseum game has not been made available?

Panthers will be playing close to their regular lineup according to their news coverage today and only had twenty six roster players at this time.

39 Rick DiPietro
35 Joey MacDonald

38 Jack Hillen – 4 Brett Skinner
17 Thomas Pock - 44 Freddy Meyer
47 Chris Lee - 8 Bruno Gervais

11 Andy Hilbert – 12 Josh Bailey – 10 Richard Park
20 Sean Bergenheim - 93 Doug Weight - 13 Bill Guerin
15 Jeff Tambellini - 89 Mike Comrie - 21 Kyle Okposo
57 Blake Comeau - - 27 Jeremy Colliton - 49 Mitch Fritz

Final Florida 6, New York 0
Islanders website: Has the ugly recap of this game with Bill Guerin's comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Not much good to write about this one, Islanders generated very little aside from the middle part of the second, powerplay went nowhere and the last five minutes sounded like the game from Tampa game where the Islanders were shorthanded and shots were beating DiPietro between the legs according to the telecast.

Worst of all Chris Lee was boarded and left on a stretcher, Isles website reports
Lee is conscious and has movement in all extremities. He has been taken to Broward County Hospital for further observation.

Just not the Islanders night but a lot of scratches against a club playing most of it's full squad for a third game in four days. I would be surprised if Bailey survives the next cut along with five or six players who dressed tonight.

A few poor angle pics are available of DiPietro's new mask.

Miami Herald: George Richard and Diana Moskovitz report Lee was placed in a neck brace and placed on a backboard, then taken off the ice on a stretcher that Sunrise Fire Rescue took Lee by ambulance to Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale with one Panthers doctor claiming Lee, ``never lost consciousness.''

According to the writers Islander spokesman Corey Witt said Lee was conscious and had motion. Accompanying him in the ambulance were head athletic Garrett Timms and public relations member Seth Sylvan. Further details about Lee's injury were not released and it is unclear if Lee will be released in time to make the team charter back to New York that was scheduled to leave about 11pm tonight.

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