Last night, the Islanders shocked many and defeated the Washington Capitals by a score of 5-3. Here are some of my notes from the game:
-DP played ok, he needs to ween himself from playing the puck as much though & he needs to cover the puck more. There are times when it seems like hes scared to cover the puck or something.
-Great to see Rolston & Bailey finally get on the board!
-It was so nice to finally put some points on the board period!!
-It was big that the defense was able to get so many shots through. That happening led to Matt Martins nice goal!
-The line changes seemed to have worked pretty well, so I was wrong with my speculation yesterday pregame, and I am happy I was.
-Once again Matt Martin had a solid game! Hit like a mad man, and had a very nice goal. He really showed his strength on the puck and his resolve to get the puck off anyway even though he was being knocked over. He is getting better before our eyes and its really cool!
-Nice crowd last night! I had thought that after the way they had been playing that the crowd was going to be on the smaller side but it was actually a pretty big crowd, so good job Islanders Country!!
Hopefully the Isles are able to build on this as they head on the road for the next week and a half.
Next Game: Monday @ Boston