Islanders Look To Carry Momentum Home For Game Three
The Islanders started this series off in Pittsburgh with an embarassing loss, getting shut out and manhandled by the Penguins. For Isles fans, it was brutal to sit through that one. Where did the Isles go? The Isles faithful could only hope that the team would show up for game two.
They not only showed up for game two, but did so in a very convincing manner. A nicely timed fight by Kyle Okposo against Matt Niskanen, got the boys into overdrive. Lesson being, don't knock down Matt Moulson unless you want Kyle to make you bleed.
The Penguins are mistaken if they think that this Islander team will roll over and die. This is a cohesive group of players, and if they keep up last night's play, the first place Pens could be in trouble.
The Pens do not take the Islanders as seriously as they should, and that could be a major problem for the Pens as the series continues. If the Isles can keep up the level of play we saw friday, they have a solid chance to win the series.
I believe that as long as the Isles remain patient and disciplined, this series could get really tight. There's nothing like playoff hockey and this series looks to be a good one.
Now the Isles head home for their first home playoff game in 6 years. You can safely bet that the old barn will be rocking in Uniondale. The boys should be riding high heading into this game, and you can bank on the Coli being filled to capacity with screaming fans!!
Injury report: D Brooks Orpik out with lower body injury and Pens F James Neal, who was injured in Game 1 will probably not be back for game 3
Let's Go Islanders
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