07 November 2009
The Islanders started the week on a high Monday, beating Edmonton 3-1, earning their fourth straight win. That joy quickly turned to frustration as the Islanders have dropped a game to Buffalo, 3-0 and lost in New Jersey tonight, 2-1
The consensus in the Isles locker room tonight, “we should have won this game, one nothing.”
“We gave them their 2 goals. I gave them one and we got in penalty trouble and gave them the second,” Biron said after the game. “This could of been a game we could have won, one nothing…What they got we gave them, that’s the bottom line.”
The Islanders were the first to score, Sean Bergenhiem was able to center the puck to Frans Nielsen, whowas able to get one through Yann Danis legs. That would be the only goal in the first. The Devils would tie And take the lead off of a goal by Cory Murphy and a power play goal by Brian Rolston in the second. Both goals were “bad goals” that could have been stopped.
That would be all the Devils needed, Yann Danis stopped the other 23 shots he faced and got his secondwin as a Devil celeb news along with earning third star honors.
The Islanders, who had three power play opportunities, failed to convert on any of them. “On the power play were doing a great job on fixing what we weren’t good at in buffalo as far as entries,” Scott Gordon said. “But we have to set up and as a result were not getting scoring opportunities or shots.”
For the most part the Isles were very lack luster and Scott Gordon was not happy with their play through two periods. They took five penalties and failed to gain any momentum off of Nielsen’s first goal.“This was a game sitting their for us to take,” a frustrated Biron said. “We gave them the 2 goals.”
In the end the Islanders lack of play was what shot them in the foot. “we would have liked to win this game,” said Kyle Okposo. “we were right there in the game and we would have liked the 2 points.”
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