Islanders – Flyers Recap

Not really much to say about what we saw against the Flyers last night. It was almost if it was a repeat of the last time the Isles made the trek down the Jersey Turnpike and made a right turn at Gino’s. They allowed the Flyers to score 3 more power play goals on top of the 4 they allowed the last visit. Unnecessary lazy penalties result in goals more often than not.

Miro Satan finally broke out of his slump, scoring on the power play for the Islanders and thus breaking Biron’s chance at a shutout bid. Too bad, so sad Marty – from the South.

Okposo Watch – Game 3

Kyle OkposoIf there is ever a shining moment in Islanders hockey these days, it is the continued outstanding play of the kids – Comeau, Bergenheim, Colliton, Spiller, Reiger and Tambellini. Did I leave someone out? How can I forget Kyle Okposo!

Kyle may not surface on the score sheet in every game he has played so far, but he has gained valuable skill and confidence during every shift. Last night he was used on the power play, penalty kill and received extended ice time at even strength.

As always, here is a look at his game stats from last night:

Total Shifts: 16
Time on Ice: 19:45
Power Play Time: 5:43
Penalty Kill Time: 2:43
Average Shift: 1:14
Shots: 1 (blocked)
Takeaways: 0
Giveaways: 0
+/-: EV

Penguins at Islanders

Well, the Islanders will be facing off shortly against the Pittsburgh Penguins who are still without Crosby due to that high ankle sprain, hopefully we can see some spirited hockey tonight in front of the home crowd. I am about to head out, look for a post sometime tonight recapping this game.

Michael Schuerlein

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