Last night, our Islanders fell 5-1 to the Saint Louis Blues. Here are some of my notes from the game:
-Montoyas rust showed!! Weak game from him.
-Still don't understand how Rolston is on the third line over Nino? It seems like its been forever that the announcers and others have been praising his game. So why doesn't the coaching staff reward him for it?
-Bad penalty kill on the Backes tip goal. How do you let a big skilled body like Backes stand in front all by his lonesome? Someones got to be there to clear him out, or at least make it difficult for him.
-Had a little scare there when Moulson got hurt from the slash. But the Islanders iron man was luckily ok.
Overall, pretty bad game against an excellent home team. Not sure if you are all aware but this year the Blues have only lost three games at home in regulation. But now for the people who think we can still make a run, we MUST win the next four games, hopefully were up to the task.
Next Game: Tomorrow Night @ Home VS The Hurricanes
Non Game Related:
I attended the Islanders Meetup at Millers last night and overheard people talking about Travis Hamonic. From what I heard, his face looked like he got hit by a truck. Then came the news today about him going on IR. Based off these two things, I think it will be another few weeks at minimum before we see Travis back in the lineup.