Monday, January 21, 2013

Post Game: Isles Overcome 3rd Period Rush & Win 4-3

Today, before a crowd of over 15,000 our New York Islanders defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 4-3.  Here are some of my notes:

-Another great crowd today!  If they have a good road trip the crowds will surely continue when they get home.

-Joe Finley is atrocious, the fact that he is in the lineup over Hickey, let a lone Martinek is insane!

-Nabakov had his second solid game in a row.

-Michael Grabner was all over the place today!  Nice to see him finish the breakaway for the first goal.

-Keith Aucoin was good today, for a guy who has never had a regular spot in the NHL.  If he keeps playing like he did today he will make it tough for the coaches to take him out.

-Matt Martin had a good game!  Looked good in the fight off the opening draw and had a nice shot on his breakaway for his second goal.

-Third line was very effective!  Ullstrom was solid all the way around and had a nice goal.  Also McDonald brings really good grit to the lineup.

-Casey Cizikas was effective in his season debut

Overall, although the third period was a nail biter this is a big, much needed win as they head out on the road. 

Next Game: Thursday 1/24 7PM @ Toronto

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