This afternoon, our New York Islanders rebounded nicely after Saturdays debacle and defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-1. Here are some notes from the game:
-I think in the first 5 minutes of the first period the team showed more life then they did in the first 35 minutes on Saturday.
-Al Montoya showed up once again!!! Especially on the pk his sparkling play was huge. He continues to make a case to keep DP on the bench because I don't think it takes a brain surgeon to see that Monty gives us the best chance to win.
-The PK today was fantastic!! All be it we took to many penalties but the PK led by Montoya stood on their heads and kept the puck out which was HUGE!!!
-While not as bad as the other night the refs today were still pretty crappy!
-After the first period today it seemed as though the Islanders forgot to play offense. In the second period they only had two shots on net & in the third they only had three. If there is one criticism to take from this game is they need to shoot the puck more & stop looking for the pretty play!!
Overall good game though, hopefully they can build it for the coming games!!
Next Game: Thursday @ Home 7PM VS Tampa Bay Lightning