Tonight, goalie Evgeni Nabakov played the game of the year for him and led the Islanders to a 1-0 victory in a shootout versus the Flyers. Here are some of my notes:
-You cant say enough about the effort put forth by Nabakov tonight!! His performance tonight was the definition of a goalie stealing a game. He was just incredible!!
-Aaron Ness for his NHL debut didn't look bad at all!!
-Did anyone else cringe when seeing the replay of Dylan Reese get hurt? Hopefully its not as bad as it looked, if it is then it would be a real shame!
-On this topic, the Isles need to go out and get a defenseman or two. Bridgeport is in a playoff race sitting at first in their division and I don't know about you but I think it would be good if the young players were able to get that experience. They wont get that though if we take all the defensemen from the team and make them get people from the ECHL. Would it kill Wang/Snow to bring in a decent depth defenseman?
-Josh Bailey played pretty good!
-Refs let a lot go!
-Being down so many defensemen was quite evident by the lack of offensive chances.
Well it took us almost 5 years to beat Philly in Philly. Now within a few weeks we've beaten them two times. Not only that, combined in the two games we've held them to one goal. If we could get a few more games on the lines of tonight we will surely make things interesting down the stretch.
Next Game: Thursday @ Home VS Montreal