Islander News Articles 3/16

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/15/2009 07:30:00 PM | | | | | | | |

Newsday: Greg Logan has the recap of New York's 4-2 win against Chicago on Sunday afternoon with comments from goaltender Peter Mannino and head coach Scott Gordon.

Newsday: Mr Logan had a six paragraph entry in the Islanders Newsday blog noting that Mark Streit not only passed Mike Comrie's point total that led the club in scoring last season but noted his strong defensive play and the extended minutes he and Bruno Gervais saw against Chicago. Streit for his part praised Peter Mannino's strong goaltending as the beatwriter says he know's he'll be writing more about Streit in the next few days.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Mr Logan should be hyping up Streit for the Norris. Once again the Cablevision-owned club in Newsday received more print space Sunday, three blog entries and a live game blog while the Islanders are simply not treated as the primary hockey team in the local paper.

Jay Greenberg is allowed to travel/provide additional Ranger coverage at the Post with Larry Brooks but are only providing full time coverage for two teams?

If the Post finally has revenue to assign Mr Greenberg do extra hockey coverage it should be for the New York Islanders. He should have been sent straight to Chicago after being assigned to Montreal to provide more coverage for Martin Brodeur on Saturday or he should have been in Boston on Saturday for the New York team, then Chicago.

Associated Press: Also recaps the game.

Chicago Tribune: Chris Kuc game and blog coverage also has Peter Mannino's comments.

Chicago Daily Herald: Tim Sassone's game coverage with the Islanders blocking nineteen shots and losing sixty four percent of faceoff's Sunday.

Edmonton Sun: Cary Sastanga has an article on former Islander Bob Bourne, how he has some problems with his weight/health and what he does now to stay in shape. He also discussed the rivalry with the Edmonton Oilers as he will be part of the NHL Oldtimers' Hockey Challenge skates in Edmonton on Wednesday, when the NHL legends take to the ice against the Edmonton firefighters team at Rexall Place in support of the local chapter of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Chicago Sun Times: Len Ziehm's game coverage had comments from head coach Joel Quenneville on the loss. Recaps Bridgeport's 3-2 loss at Hershey Sunday afternoon.

Mike Mole started in goal for Bridgeport. Sound Tigers dominated the third with ten shots before the ten minute mark but could not get the tying goal. Andrew MacDonald's goal was a five on three pp goal.

1. BRI Sim, (7) (Lessard, Callahan), 15:28 (PP)
1. HER Bourque, (18) (Wilson, Gordon), 16:22
2. HER Osala, (21) (Lepisto, Kronwall), 13:32
2. HER Giroux, (47) (Perreault, Bourque), 16:11 (PP)
3. BRI MacDonald, (7) (Sim, Walter), 16:27 (PP)

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game coverage of Bridgeport's loss 3-2 loss at Hershey Sunday with blog entries here where Trevor Smith, Mike Mole discuss the game and head coach Jack Capuano's praised his players character at the end of a 14-5-0-3 stretch in thirty eight days, including a 13-1-0-3 run in the middle that gave it a three-point lead Friday night over Hershey.

Robin Figren made his AHL debut with no stats for Bridgeport.

York Daily Record: Dan Sernoffsky covers the Hershey Bears along with Harrisburg-Patriot News here.

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