Tonight, our New York Islanders fell by a score of 3-2 to the Flyers. Here are some of my notes from the game:
-Nabby didn't have a good first period! Letting in that first goal like he did was a real momentum killer for the team. Although the rest of his game was pretty good, and he certainly gave his team a chance to win and that is all you can ask from a goalie.
-Where the hell was sustained offensive pressure for the better part of the first 45 minutes of the game? They had little rushes here and there but really didn't have much of anything til the third period. Your not going to win a hockey game very often having to do that.
-Good game by Matt Martin! He laid out multiple nice hits, and beat up Wayne Simmonds after one of them when he took exception. You could see through his play that the recent crap play of the team is getting to him. But instead of letting it negatively effect him, it just makes him go out and hit players harder.
-Congrats to JT on notching 70 points!
-Also if you haven't seen/heard, apparently on the Isles timeout with one second remaining a video popped up online of JT taking the clipboard from the coaches and drawing up his own play for when play resumed. Is this a poor endorsement of the coaches? Or Tavares showing his leadership? You decide!
-Smart move by Cappy tonight scratching Reasoner for Casey! If Casey is going to be here, then for the rest of the season, Reasoner should be scratched so he can play. If Cappy sits Casey to play Reasoner then we certainly have some issues.
-Isles broke the Flyers shutout streak. Coming into the game tonight the Flyers had 3 consecutive shutouts I believe, so its nice to break that on them.
Well, the Islanders showed up good for roughly 15-20 minutes tonight. The rest of the time, they were partly getting stoned by a hot goalie, otherwise they were just one and done on offensive rushes. Certainly not the formula to winning hockey.
Next Game: Saturday 3/17 7PM @ Montreal