7:25 PM Isles crashing the net, Campoli getting involved all over the place. Comrie scores and we have the reunited power from the reunited line!
Isles lead 1-0
Early goal, early lead.
7:40 PM Great offensive zone pressure and we take an offensive zone penalty.
7:42 PM End of the first. Great period, even though there were way too many penalties taken. Guerin is looking like he may pot a goal tonight with his play so far. Comrie also looks very strong on the puck tonight. Should be a great second period!
8:10 PM Shorthanded goal Atlanta – 1-1
8:22 PM Bad turnover – Kovalchuk’s rocket beat DiPietro – 2-1 Thrashers
8:27 PM Yet another turnrover – leads to another shorthanded goal – 3-1 Thrashers
What is going on here tonight?
The obvious; bad passing, bad decisions, not enough shots, and the lack of any kind of power play.
8:35 PM As I say that Sutton fires a blast from the point after some pressure and it trickles in. Looks like it was tipped…..and it’s being reviewed. Looks like Sillinger got his stick on it….called a goal!
8:37 PM And we get out of the second period only down 1 instead of 2. Hopefully they pull out some magic and work a bit harder on positioning and passing to get through to the net. They should use the work they did on their second goal to start scoring more. Watch that tape! Put bodies in front and fire that puck!!!!
9:00 PM Sillinger pulled down cutting to the net – Islanders POWERPLAY!
9:05 PM Hunter scores on the powerplay – TIED game. Vasicek with the screen – Hunter needs to shoot that puck ALL the time! The 2 goals or less a game streak has been broken!
9:07 PM Right back to being shorthanded – 7th time this game. Guerin for slashing.
9:25 PM Going to have a brief 2 man advantage. Late Atlanta penalties, hopefully we get another here on the PP.
9:27 PM Satan gets a cross checking penalty in the offensive zone – 4 on 4 for 30 seconds
9:29 PM We are going to OVERTIME!! Atlanta will be on the power play for the first minute.
9:31 PM Kovalchuk shot blocked by Park! DiPi huggeeee saves!
9:34 PM Vasicek shoots after a strong play – it’s blocked. Get’s his own rebound and hits the crossbar!
9:39 PM Some great play right to the very end of OT, but we are going to a shootout! Only the second of the season for the Islanders. We should see some great moves here from Atlanta with Kovalchuk and Hossa.
9:41 PM Atlanta choses to shoot first
Hossa – DiPi Kick save!
Guerin – Lehtonen makes the save.
Kozlov – Scores.
Satan – Lehtonen makes the save.
Kovalchuk – Scores – Thrashers win.
Well, they salvaged a point – in a game that looked out of reach there for quite some time. Without those short handed goals and odd man rushes – this would’ve been a pretty good game.