The mixed bag of results from opening weekend for the Islanders might not be the worst thing for Jack Capuano and his team.
The Islanders' talk of feeling hungrier than in years past to start this 2013-14 season after the strong finish and competitive playoff round last spring was used as fuel to start strong and stay strong this season -- to avoid the sluggish frustrating first two months of each of the previous three seasons.
The Islanders mucked their way through a shootout win over the Devils on Friday night then were reminded that some other teams are hungry too when they coughed up a two-goal lead and gave away a point in a shootout loss to the Blue Jackets in Saturday's home opener.
"We have to learn no matter what the score is you can't be on the perimeter" Capuano said after Saturday's one-point night (the Islanders were off Sunday). "You can always learn from anything. Can we learn from a 2-0 lead? Yeah they'll see the video. To me it was more of offensively we didn't d...