Friday, April 6, 2012

Post Game: Okposo & Grabner Lead Isles to 5-4 Victory In Final Home Game!

Tonight, our Isles defeated the Jets by a score of 5-4. Here are some of my notes from the game:

-Nice game by Okposo, imagine if after all he went through in the beginning of the season he ends up scoring 25 goals this year? That would be some comeback!

-Great confidence boosting game for Grabner! Nice to finally see him score on a penalty shot/breakaway. Hopefully games like this will give him a bit of confidence going into next season that he has seemed to lack this season.

-BRUTAL non-call on the Mark Stuart trip of PA. An argument could be made that it shouldve been a penalty shot. The Islanders announced after the game that PA had a sprained ankle and was questionable for Saturdays game. However, islanderspointblank has a video up of the play and if you see the way PA's leg bent you'd know that he will most likely not be in the lineup come Saturday night.

-Bad game from Montoya! He just seemed off from the outset, and never got in any rhythm at all.

-Nice game from Matt Martin, thought he had multiple good chances.

-Matt Donavan has been impressive early on in his NHL career. Had a heck of a first game Tuesday vs the Devils playing against their top line multiple times. Then had a pretty good game again tonight, highlighted by a beautiful outlet pass from behind his goal line catching Matt Martin in stride at the Jets blue line for a breakaway.

-Not a bad game by Bailey, although he needs to work on learning not when to do the extra move. He does that so often and it always results in a turnover and a killing of the pressure.

After the last home game VS Ottawa this was more than welcome. It is certainly nice to leave the fans with a good taste in their mouths leaving the arena for the last time this season, especially after the last two home games.

Next Game: Saturday @ The Blue Jackets

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