Sunday, January 27, 2013

Kanes OT Winner Lifts Jets Past Isles 5-4

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Tonight, our New York Islanders fell to the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 5-4 in overtime.  Here are some of my notes from the game:

-Atrocious effort through the first two periods!  Save for Nabokov and sometimes Ullstrom it seemed like the rest of the team wasn't there to play.

-Nice to see the first part of the third period, but once again they did what has been ever so common since Garth Snow took over as GM and blew a third period lead. 

-Questionable move by Capuano keeping Reasoner in for this game over Casey Cizikas. 

-The defense has to better on the first two goals!  Guys got caught spinning and flat footed far to often.

-Nice to see Tavares finally get on the board, hopefully this stars a bit of a roll for him.

-Nabokov had a pretty good game and kept the Islanders in it.  Although, he has to cover up the winner in overtime.  No way should there have been a rebound sitting in the crease for Kane to bang in.

-For his NHL debut Hickey didn't look bad!

-Tonight I thought was Brian Straits first so so game of the young season.

Overall, since the Islanders didn't deserve to get a point because of how sloppy they played in the first 40 minutes the fact they got one is a plus.  If they want to have a chance against the Penguins Tuesday they need to have a full 60 minute effort though.

Next Game: Tuesday 1/29 @ Pit on NBC Sports Network

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