Found October 15, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
There is no panic in the Islanders' locker room not at this stage of the season. But a rather demanding hour of practice Monday was a reminder from Jack Capuano that his team needs to nip a two-game losing streak in the bud before it turns into something all too familiar to this group of players.
"We just got away from doing some of the little things the intangibles that make us successful" Capuano said after practice at Nassau Coliseum where the Isles will play their next four games starting with Tuesday night's visit by the Sabres. "Singular focus -- do your job every shift and our work ethic will dictate our results."
The Isles' 2-0-1 start has turned into a 2-2-1 record after consecutive 3-2 losses to the Blackhawks and Predators on the road. The next stretch has six of seven games at the Coliseum which sounds like a recipe for wellness until you glance at the Isles' home record the previous three seasons.
They were 17-18-6 in both 2010-11 ...
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Yesterday's Islanders practice had a decided different 'look' to it based on Newsday's Art Staple's Tweets:
Arthur Staple â@StapeNewsday 14 Oct
#Isles lines today: Grabner-Tavares-Okposo, Nelson/Bouchard-Nielsen-Bailey, Moulson-Regin-Clutterbuck, Martin/Boulton-Cizikas-McDonald.
Obviously, Jack Capuano does NOT want this little hiccup to turn into...
Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Just 2 games on Tuesday night with both involving 2012 New York Islander drafted prospects and neither saw their team come away with a win. Griffin Reinhart (NYI 2012 1st) and his Edmonton Oil Kings played host to the Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday night and really the Oil Kings had a night they would prefer to forget.
The power went out...
The New York Islanders were one minute away from securing two points last night when a reoccurring problem tripped them up again. The inability for Brian Strait to clear the puck after a clean faceoff win led to the game tying goal and an eventual 4-3 shoot lost to the Buffalo Sabres.
For the most part the Islanders played one of their better games of the season. The forward...
Looking to extend their points streak at home, the New York Islanders should be feeling confident about snapping their first skid of the season.
That's because the Buffalo Sabres are simply trying to avoid the worst start in franchise history.
Behind productive captain John Tavares, the Islanders hope to get back on track by earning points in their ninth straight regular-season...
The Islanders look to rebound after a weekend where they were held pointless. Tonight they face off against the winless Sabres at 7p at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Evgeni Nabokov will battle Sabres' goalie Ryan Miller in net. Islanders head coach Jack Capuano has decided to sit both Brock Nelson and Matt Donovan tonight. I can see this being an unpopular move but...
Weâll put it all on Strait for failing to do his job in the crease with only a little more than two minutes left of the third when the Isles were leading by one goal. If that is too rough, okay. But it looked all too familiar.
Jack Capuano was happy with the effort of his team. When The Maven asked him âWhat went wrong?â Jack smiled, âI thought we played...