Friday, February 22, 2013

Hickeys OT Goal Leads Isles Past Habs 4-3

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Tonight, our New York Islanders upset the number one team in the conference when they defeated the Canadiens by a score of 4-3 in overtime.  Here are some of my notes from the game:

-Our 5 on 5 play remains terrible!  We were dominated in a majority of this game and were very fortunate to get one point let alone two.

-Our powerplay seems to be clicking again, it really kept us in the game tonight.

-Good rebound game tonight for Nabokov after Mondays terrible effort. 

-Congrats to Thomas Hickey on his first NHL goal, and boy was it a pretty one.

-Great setup by Tavares on Moulsons second goal.  He totally orchestrated that play himself.

-Good seeing Moulson get back on the scoreboard after a couple game drought.

-Why Kyle Okposo remains in the lineup over Ullstrom makes less and less sense to me by the day. 

Coming into this game against the number one team in the conference after dropping our last two, the feelings weren't good amongst fans.  Those feelings were justified in the first two periods as the team save for a couple of special teams minutes were dominated by the Canadiens.  For a rare time, 20 minutes of good hockey in the third then overtime was enough to get the win.  Coming on Saturday, Buffalo is a team in transition after firing their long time head coach Lindy Ruff yesterday.  A win for the Islanders there would be big to end this brief road trip as they head back home Sunday.

Next Game: Saturday @ Buffalo

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