Saturday, January 21, 2012

Post Game: John Tavares Continues on His Breakout Year as the Isles win 2-1 in OT

Tonight, our New York Islanders defeated the Hurricanes by a score of 2-1 in overtime. Here are some of my notes from the game:

-John Tavares continues to show why people shouldn't go to ESPN for hockey info. Earlier this week they released a list of the top 25 players in the NHL under the age of 25. For some reason Tavares was not on that list! With his two points tonight he now has the longest point streak in the NHL this year and is playing at a better then point per game pace, but no he isn't one of the top 25 players in the NHL under 25, sure! He also has the longest point streak by an Islander since Mark Parrish in the 2000-2001 season.

-Continuing on that, if you were at the game, in the second period, Howie Rose went off on a mini rant about this in the second period. While he did take a shot at bloggers during the rant which wasn't cool, him going off like that as a person who is exposed to so many is really good! Sorta like he did last season after the Penguins game.

-Although Nabby had his one screw up with that terrible rebound that led to the Canes lone goal, he was really sharp the rest of the game! Without his play recently who knows where we would be! When you get net minding like hes provided recently your in every game and thats what counts!

-The first period was brutal tonight!! It sorta resembled the Nashville game this past Monday! However during the first intermission Capuano mustve given them a real kick in the butt because they came out firing tying a season high with 23 shots on goal in period two. Then the third period wasn't bad, they just couldn't hit the net!!

Overall, not the perfect game you wanted to see from them after their road trip! However, a wins a win and I will def. take it!!

Next Game: Monday @ Toronto

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