Found December 03, 2011 on
The Hawks beat the Islanders in a shootout on Friday night, 5-4. Yes, the 2 points are welcome and needed. However, ROW (regulation, overtime wins) took another hit. The game itself skated a fine line between exciting and frustrating. New York, with the WORST goals for average in the game at 1.95 scored twice in the first period. Again, it was not all Crawford’s fault. Cro did come up with some pretty big saves. The defense, however still needs to get tougher around the net.There have been too many uncontested, tap-in goals so far this season.
As for the lines, they went like this; 1) Stalberg-Toews-Kane. 2) Sharp-Kruger-Hossa. 3) Frolik-Bolland- Ben Smith (my man). 4) Carcillo-Mayers-Brunette. Defense wise, we seem to be settling in with Keith & Seabrook, and, Hlalmarsson & Leddy, first and second. In the revolving 3rd match up, last night it was Montador & O’Donnel.
In the net for New York was the Chicago are kid, Al Montoya (4-3-1). I had, by the way, another...
BEST OF MAXIM
New York Islanders right wing Nino Niederreiter has been diagnosed with a concussion following a brutal hit from Dallas Stars defenseman Mark Fistric in Saturday's game.
The fifth overall pick of the 2010 draft, Niederreiter exited the contest after his first shift. The 19-year-old did not return.
Niederreiter has collected one goal and two penalty minutes in six games this season.
Matt Moulson was pleased after the best goal-scoring night of his career. The New York Islanders' left winger also felt he could have had more.
Moulson had a career-high four goals, and linemates John Tavares and P.A. Parenteau contributed three assists each as the Islanders held on to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday night.
''He was all over the net,''...
Jonathan Toews netted the only goal in the shootout, after posting a short-handed goal and assist in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the New York Islanders 5-4 on Friday night.
Corey Crawford stopped New York's Frans Nielsen and Nino Niederreiter in the shootout. Matt Moulson, the final Islanders shooter, hit the post to end the game.
Andrew Brunette, rookie...
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In his crease, Al Montoya has been calm, composed and shown why he was a sixth overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He’s stopped shots from all angles, including a shorthande...
Team Record: 7-11-4
Last Game: 2-1 W @ BUF
Season Series: 0-0-0 of 2
Team Record: 14-8-3
Last Game: 4-1 L vs. PHX
Season Series: 0-0-0 of 2
Matt Moulson scored a career-high four goals to help the New York Islanders beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday night.
The New York Islanders will try to match a season-high winning streak with a third straight triumph when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks for tonight's battle at the United Center.
The Dallas Stars target their third straight win tonight, when the New York Islanders invade American Airlines Center.
Isles 5, Stars 4
Matt Moulson scored four goals while John Tavares and PA Parenteau each had three assists as the Islanders defeated the Dallas Stars 5-4 before 14,423 at American Airlines Center. The Isles complete a road tri...