New York 7, Boston 2..Katic Dislocated Shoulder

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/13/2011 08:35:00 PM | |

A lot of twitter updates on tonight's game at NYIFC.

Good news/bad news.

The bad news is Mark Katic dislocated his shoulder early, and it looks like a long-term injury. Katic, has had a history of shoulder issues here not only with Bridgeport but in Sarnia.

Mitchell Theoret, also left in third period.

The good news is a dominating win over Boston, totally different game tonight. Three fights in first five seconds, but New York was skating very well, sharp and simply were the better team.

Islander coaches reviewed special teams? They shutout Boston with the man advantage, going 8-8 short-handed.

Impressive moments? Tyler McNeely on every level, skating up the middle for opening goal, beating out an icing, he looked fantastic and the kind of game that makes him get a longer look with the big club.

I believe Matt Donovan's pass led to McNeely's opening goal, so a nice bounce back for him.

Ryan Strome's second goal off screen/toe drag was a world-class shot, after a strange bounce off board led to his first goal that required good hands. Kabanov's play-making, pass to Cizikas, who scored with a beautiful shot, and then, beat out an icing to feed Cizikas for his second goal.

deHaan skated well and threw some big hits.

Niederreiter looked fantastic, his talent stands out.

Andrei Pedan, Aaron Ness, Casey Cizikas killing a Boston five on three was my best moment. David Ullstrom just a solid, big presence with obvious skill.

Anders Nilsson made one great save on a setup to Spooner on that powerplay, and a few other very good ones.

Dibenedetto drove the net for 6-0 goal.

Brent Thompson with his first AHL win as a head coach, he was a former AHL assistant.