Found April 07, 2012 on
The music was loud once again in the Isles locker room. The win didnât mean much, but it was still a win, so the mood was jovial, but not over the top as they packed their gear bags in anticipation of the final game in Columbus.
Everyone wanted to crowd around Steve Staios, the 1000 game man. Everyone but me. I wanted the kid next to him, Travis Hamonic, who set up the game winning goal....
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
from Dave Caldwell of the New York Times, Rick DiPietro, the oft-injured, 30-year-old goaltender still only six years into a 15-year, $67.5 million contract, would not play in the team’s 5-4 victory over Winnipeg, and he will not play in the season finale Saturday in Columbus. He appeared in only eight games this season.
DiPietro did not play at all after having sports hernia...
New York Islanders right wing PA Parenteau suffered what appeared to be a serious injury to his left leg in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Parenteau was hurt when Winnipeg defenseman Mark Stuart dove at him in an attempt to thwart a partial breakaway.
The defenseman's slide caused Parenteau's left ankle to buckle underneath Stuart's body.
New York Islanders defenseman Steve Staios will play in his 1,000th NHL game on Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets.
Staios, 38, has collected eight assists and 51 penalty minutes this season.
The second-round pick of the 1991 draft, Staios has recorded 56 goals, 164 assists and 1,320 penalty minutes in his career with the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Atlanta Thrashers, Edmonton...
The Columbus Blue Jackets (29-46-7, 65 pts) beat the New York Islanders (34-37-11, 79 pts) 7-3, tonight at the Nationwide Arena.
Milan Jurcina scored the Islanders first goal (3) of the game.
Kyle Okposo scored his 24th goal of the season.
Michael Grabner scored a meaningless goal (20).
Al Montoya was awful by allowing 7 goals to score and made...