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This afternoon, before a sellout crowd, our New York Islanders were thoroughly embarrassed by the Flyers and lost by a score of 7-0. According to Eric Hornick, this was the Islanders worst loss at the Coliseum in team history. Here are some of my notes:
-Did any players decide to show up today? The offense didn't generate much with only 19 shots, the defense was below average at best leaving Nabby hanging more then one time, and Nabby made like Dipietro in some instances.
-After being hot on the powerplay the last two games, it was just awful today! The terrible 5-3 in the first period really set the special teams tone for the game.
-Good to see Matt Martin try and lift the team up with a fight, to bad his teammates forgot there was game to play today.
-Once again, like Saturday, good job by the fans filling the Coliseum to the brim. Unfortunately in typical Islander nature, they played terribly for the big crowd.
-The penalty kill was the best part of the game and even that was average at best. The one powerplay goal the Flyers scored in the third was clearly the team just going through the motions and losing coverage.
-This was possibly Nabokovs worst game as an Islander. He played the Flyers third goal horribly, and by the third period he seemed to have lost interest. The sixth goal he played it like DP would've, and got the same result.
-With Brian Straits injury in the game, it seems like Hickey will be playing tomorrow as they await the return of Matt Carkner from injury. After the game, Capuano told reporters that Straits injury could keep him out a while. This is really unfortunate for Strait as he was having a pretty good season.
Well after two huge wins against division rivals, saying this game was a disappointment is an understatement to say the least. Not only did the team play bad, but it seemed like by the third period especially that they just didn't care which falls on the coaching. With our "backup" going tomorrow night, this has the potential to once again get ugly.
Next Game: Tomorrow Night 7:30PM @ Ottawa (The Islanders will be hosting a viewing party tomorrow night at the TGI Fridays in Westbury for any fans that want to come down)