18 October 2010
10:37- The Islanders pulled out the win tonight against the undefeated Maple Leafs thanks to John Tavares and his mighty wrist shot. The Leafs made the come back thanks to a broken play goal by Phil Kessel in the dying minutes of the third period. Radik Martinek kept it tied by making a game saving save with seconds to go in regulation forcing overtime. Then obviously John Tavares scored the game winning goal in OT. Roloson stoped 29 of 30 shots during the game. The major news from tonights game was the injury to Josh bailey sustained sometime during the first or early second period. Thinking is he will be listed day to day.
8:45- The second period was a little more action packed than the first. The Leafs took a tripping penalty just 12 seconds into the period but the Islanders could not convert on it. However just seconds after the power play ended the Islanders Matt Moulson scored the first goal of the game off a nice passing array from Frans Nielson and John Tavares. Konopka and Mike Brown got into a fight (if you can call it that) and the Maple Leafs Versteeg nearly tied the game but was ruled no goal due to a high stick. Isles will start the third on the power play after the Leafs Versteeg took a slashing penalty near the end of the period. The Leafs are showing why they are undefeated and forcing Roloson to stand on his head again. plus the Islanders will not get Josh Bailey back tonight due to a hip flexor.
7:51 pm- After one period the Islanders and Leafs are scoreless in a fast paced game so far. Through the first both teams had several opportunities to put points on the board, but due to stealer goal tending and several great defensive plays this game remains scoreless. Both the Maple leafs and Islanders put 8 shots during said period. Mark Eaton lead defensemen in ice time with 7:52, while PA Parenteau lead the forwards with 6:15. Nothing of substance really to report out of the first. The Isles have held their own, protecting Roloson when the puck was in their own zone (which was not often). Roloson also has also continued his dominance over the Leafs from last season. Although the Leafs ended the period creating some good pressure and keeping the puck in the Isles zone for longer than Scott Gordon would have liked.
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