Friday, September 20, 2013

Boulton's Game Winner Gets Isles First Pre Season Win

Tonight, the Islanders defeated the Devils by a score of 5-3 to earn their first pre season win this year.  Here are some of my notes:

-Great games from Bailey and Okposo!  They are looking really confident and like they have more confidence heading into this season.  Hopefully, that continues!

-Thought Pedan had a solid game, used his body well!

-I thought Poulin was alright.  He did have some nice moments most notably in the third period after a bad Reinhart giveaway.  However, he did have some poor moments as well though.

-Reinhart has seemed pretty solid through two pre season games which is good to see.

-Why did we resign Eric Boulton?  The guy is a joke and serves no purpose!  He is literally a pair of fists on skates.

-Joey Diamond didn't put up the stats tonight but he seemed like he was flying around the ice out there.

-Thought Diamonds linemate Alan Quine had some brightspots as well.  His performance in camp is probably going to be a key component they use when they decide where he is going to play this season.  Quine was pretty mum on the issue when we interviewed him in July.

-The Lee-Nelson-Strome line combined for a pretty slick little play which ended in Lee's powerplay goal.

While the game wasn't perfect there were definitely bright spots.  The fact that we could have a team of predominantly rookies go out and beat pretty much the Devils team is certainly encouraging.

Next Game: Saturday 9/21 @ The Barclays Center VS the Devils

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