Monday, March 26, 2012

Isles go 1-1 on Weekend Florida Trip!

Over the weekend our Isles traveled to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night and the Florida Panthers yesterday evening.

On Saturday our Isles were defeated 4-3 by the Lightning. Montoya didn't have his best game, although given his lack of playing time recently that has to be expected to some extent.

The defense had multiple breakdowns in this game which costed the team big time. One that sticks out was Pa Parenteau losing his man leading to a tap in goal. The defense has to be better then that if they want to get wins.

Congrats to Matt Moulson on scoring his 100th career NHL goal!

What a way to lose this game with the game winning goal for the Lightning coming from none other then ex Islander Tim Wallace. Only that would happen to the Islanders!

Then yesterday evening our Isles continued their trip across the sunshine state with a stop to play Steven Weiss and the Florida Panthers. Our Isles defeated them by a score of 3-2 in a shootout.

-The team showed good fight coming back in the third period after giving up what was a soft go ahead goal.

-Nice game from Kyle Okposo! I thought he was very rabid on the forecheck all game was rewarded by scoring the tying goal in the third period.

-Teams play wasn't very good for the first half of the game. They seemed asleep sort of, however by the end of the second period they had noticeably woken up.

-Dylan Reese continues to play well in his second callup this season since coming back from his leg injury a few weeks ago.

-Both Casey Cizikas and David Ullstrom do not look out of place at all and haven't so in the slightest throughout their callups this season. This should certainly make the roster going into next season interesting.

While Saturdays game was disappointing giving up the third period lead. Yesterdays win was certainly nice against a probable playoff team as we come down the home stretch this season.

Next Game: Tomorrow Night @ Pitsburgh

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