Tonight, our Isles defeated the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-3 in a shootout, to win the teams third straight game. Here are some of my notes from the game:
-I thought the first was a balanced period with play being pretty back and forth.
-Nice pass by JT for Moulsons goal!
-Second period was very very flat for the Isles though!!
-That was consummated by Nabby doing his best DP impression behind the net with the puck leading to the second goal.
-The third period was sloppy both ways though!
-Thanks to John Tavares though the Isles took advantage of the sloppiness more then the Canes did.
-Also, Nabakov, although responsible for the one goal did come up with a couple a big saves.
-Sick saucer by JT to Okposo for the tying goal!
-The team showed good resolve to come back and get that in the final 90 seconds after giving up the late go ahead goal.
-As usual in shootouts Nielsen gets us the winner!!
-Thought the the Grabner line had a good game!
-Tavares had a very good game as well! Does he ever have a bad game?
-Although Staios is far from perfect I like him in there a lot more then I do Mottau!
It was a wonder for some how the Islanders would take their hot play on their recent homestand on the road with them. If tonight is any indication then things maybe looking up for the team!
Next Game: Friday 10PM @ the Ducks