Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Long Island Press report - Lighthouse without Light

Please see the link below to the story on the Long Island Press website. To be honest, I don't give this report much credence, but Islanders Country is up in arms so it is worthy of reporting.

Please also check B.D Gallof's take over at This is a great new site that B.D. has set up to attract hockey bloggers from all over the NHL landscape.

Finally I always recommend Chris Botta's blog which will be continuing throughout the upcoming Islanders season thanks to a new sponsorship agreement with AOL's NHLFanhouse.

I'll add thoughts on this whole potential debacle as more information becomes available.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

(Not so) Listless Bruins

9:49 PM - Though the Islanders garnered another point, this is by far their most disappointing game of the season after a great start that lasted two and a half periods. It'll be interesting to see how they perform on Monday afternoon.

I'm off now to watch the Montreal Canadiens at the Edmonton Oilers on the NHL Center Ice free preview. I may yet sign up for Center Ice this year.

9:43 PM - Blake Wheeler nets it for Boston first. Schremp nets one for the Islanders. Patrice Bergeron hits the left post. Richard Park is denied. Marc Savard nets one for Boston. Kyle Okposo is denied. The Boston Bruins win the game 4-3 in the shootout.

9:39 PM - No Overtime goal. We are now goint to the Shoot Out! My predictions are Tavares, Streit and Schremp in no particular order as the first Islanders shooters.

9:30 PM - The third period ends tied. We are going to Overtime...again.

9:24 PM - At 17:26 the Bruins scores to tie the game at 3. Matt Hunwick is credited with the goal but it looked like it deflected off of Mark Recchi to go into the net. The Islanders third period problems continue in Coach Gordon's second season with the team.

9:20 PM - We have a hockey game now folks. At 15:45 of the third period, Byron Bitz scores off of Meyer's right toe to reduce the Islanders lead to one goal. 3-2 Islanders

9:12 PM - At 11:59 of the third period Marc Savard scores to take away Roloson' shutout chance. 3-1 Islanders

8:49 PM - Late in the second period, Bruins defensemen Dennis Wideman left the ice with what looked suspiciously like a dislocated shoulder after a clean hit along the boards by Matt Moulson. Also I neglected to mention earlier that Trent Hunter did not start tonight and is two to four weeks with a partially torn pectoral muscle. Dwayne Roloson is looking sharp in the net tonight.

8:31 PM - At 15:48 of the period, John Tavares scores his second career goal to make it 3-0 Islanders. This was a beautiful shot on a 2-1 on rush. Freddy "God of Thunder" Meyer gets an assist.

8:25 PM - At 12:43 of the second period, Radek Martinek scores to make it 2-0 Islanders. Assists to Mark Streit and John Tavares.

8:16 PM - Doug Weight is out tonight with the groin again. Nate Thompson takes his place in the lineup. Joel Rechlicz was recalled from Bridgeport to add a little beef to the lineup.

After a first period in which the Islanders failed to capitalize on numerous power play opportunities, Jon Sim scores a power play goal at 4:04 of the second period to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead. Sim was assisted by Rob Schremp and Kyle Okposo on his first goal of the season. This was Schremp's first point as an Islander.