Tonight, our Islanders began their five game road trip on a positive note with a dominating 5-3 win over the Leafs. Here are some of my notes:
-Great to see the first line come to back to life. It was long over due and I don't think it was a coincidence that it happened in their home towns. Now, hopefully, they are able to carry it for the rest of the season.
-I may not be a fan of Eric Boulton, but man can that guy fight!
-Solid defensive game today, limiting the Leafs to few shots and making Nazem Kadri a non factor. The only real breakdown came by Carkner on the first Leafs goal. If they are able to play pretty close to that the remainder of the season they should continue to be pretty successful.
-Nabby didn't have his best tonight which was evident early on. It was nice to see the team pick him up though with this big offensive outpouring.
-Good to see the Nielsen line get back on the score sheet after being held scoreless for a couple games.
Without having clinched anything yet, every game is still really big! To start off the season ending road trip with not just a win but a dominating win is huge! Hopefully, the team is able to keep the momentum flowing as they head into Winnipeg for their next game and what is probably the biggest game remaining for them. No matter what happens with other teams, we still have our destiny in our hands which is the ideal situation to be in and its up to us to finish this off and make something of it.
Next Game: Saturday 3:00PM @ Winnipeg
|7||NY ISLANDERS||ATL||44||23||16||5||51||20||129||127||+2||3-1||7-1-2||WON 2|
|8||NY RANGERS||ATL||43||22||17||4||48||18||108||101||+7||4-4||6-3-1||WON 1|
|11||NEW JERSEY||ATL||43||16||17||10||42||14||99||115||-16||2-7||1-6-3||WON 1|
|13||TAMPA BAY||SE||44||17||23||4||38||16||138||138||E||1-3||2-5-3||LOST 1|