Tonight, before their home fans, the Islanders defeated the Nashville Predators by a score of 6-4. Here are some of my notes:
-After getting shut out the last two games, it was nice to see the team put up some goals.
-Tavares line was solid, Bailey seemed to work well with them.
-Loved Brock Nelsons game tonight, he really set up Colin McDonalds goal, and didn't look out of place on his brief couple shifts on the Tavares line either.
-I thought Nabby played alright, the end of the game was a bit discouraging. But, to be fair, the defense wasn't helping him much by then.
-Pekka Rinne is a darn good goalie! Sure the Islanders put a few past him tonight, but they should've had a couple more that they were totally robbed on.
-Matt Donovan didn't look out of place either which is encouraging.
-Real nice setup on the powerplay goal by Visnovsky at the end of the first.
Overall, I was impressed with their play tonight. I know its only pre season, but after not scoring for back to back games tonight was a more then welcomed sight.
Next Game: Split Squad Sunday against Ottawa (Pre Season Finale)