Isles Link Checks 12/12/11

The Islanders had their 1st regulation loss in 7 games on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. With the Islanders gaining 10 points in those 7 games, they are still in playoff contention being only 7 points out.

During that streak of 4-1-2, there was plenty of Islanders news from around the web.

From The Checking Line:

John Madonia discusses the Islanders first road win against the New Jersey Devils. The game that was the predlude of things to come for the entire week.

Brian Bock informs you about the letters to Santa he ‘intercepted’ from each of the teams in the Atlantic Division. His first team: The New York Rangers.

Rob McGowan discusses his thoughts on Mark Fistric's suspension after his hit to Nino Niederreiter.

I shared my thoughts about what the Islanders need to change and need to keep the same to keep themselves in good shape for the rest of the season.

Video Highlights:

David Ullstrom scores his first NHL goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning!

Al Montoya makes an unbelievable desperation save against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Matt Martin and Zack Kassian put on a heck of a show in the fighting category.

From Around The Web:

Islanders Hockey Blog's Christian Arnold shares his thoughts on Travis Hamonic's game misconduct against Pittsburgh.

Dee Karl (7th Woman) talks about David Ullstrom's 1st NHL goal.

Check out Lighthouse Hockey's Dominik's great feature on Michael Grabner!