For the New York Islanders, all good thing must come to an end

For the New York Islanders, that was the case last night in Buffalo
as the Sabres gave the Islanders a taste of what had happened to them
last week. Ryan Miller stood tall, making a very strong case to be the
starting goaltender for Team USA at the upcoming Olympic games in
Vancouver, by posting  shutout to beat the Islanders 3-0.

It seemed as if the momentum (or luck for lack of a better work) had
finally run out.  After going six games with gaining points, and four
straight victories, the Islanders fell apart and could not extend the
path they were on.

Martin Biron 36 saves in a decent outing but could not get any goal
support.  The team seemed to be a bit off, entirely, even if they took
24 shots on goal.  Islander fans of course we know that every game will
not get us at least a point, but last night was a game that showed why
there can still possibly be some growing pains before we can start to
discuss playoffs.  The New York Islanders will be a very tough team to
play all year long, especially for teams within the Atlantic Division,
but are still time away from being taken a little more serious.

No, I am not downplaying or tearing the Islanders a new one because
of a loss, I am only stating the truth. There is a possibility of
playoffs, a slight one but it's there however, the team needs an
addition or two before we can seriously state that the playoffs can be
in sight.

So let's take this season one game at a time.  Let's hope to not
have 500 man games lost to injury like last season and have the
potential of the club grow; one game at a time.

With tonight off, the next game for the Islanders is on the (short)
road against the New Jersey Devils.  All signs will point to Roloson
getting the nod for Friday's game and the team will look to rebound
from the loss to Buffalo. The Devils have some serious injury issues,
but when Martin Brodeur is your goalie, you will be a good team
regardless. The team has every opportunity to win this contest and keep
idle in the very early playoff race.  It's all up to how Scott Gordon
prepares his club and how they react to the defeat.

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