After a disastrous road trip in which 0 of a possible 8 points were garnered, the New York Islanders return home tonight to take on the Nashville Predators.
A collective sigh of relief echoed on Twitter after Newsday’s Arthur Staple tweeted that Travis Hamonic is “fine” and will be in the lineup tonight. Hamonic left the game against the Montreal Canadiens and it looked as if another Islanders defenseman would be out with a possible head injury. With an already depleted squad, Hamonic escaping injury free is huge for the team.
What looked as though would be a turning point for the Islanders annual November slump, as taken on its ugly form once again. The Islanders are now 2-4-0 in November and the upcoming schedule only gets more difficult. The next five opponents all sit above the .500 threshold, and if the Isles want to overcome this slump, they’ll have to return to playing how they did in Pittsburgh and against the Bruins at home.
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— Daniel Friedman (@DFriedmanWFAN) November 11, 2013
- As bad as the road trip was, at least Travis Hamonic isn’t injured and it looks like Thomas Vanek will be returning shortly. Hopefully everyone else is on the right, and quick road to recovery.
— Eyesonisles (@eyesonislesFS) November 12, 2013
- The Anti-IslesTwitter contingency agency has officially formed and is now taking applications. We promise to get a bigger couch to accompany everyone involved.
Still not at point in season where points/standings are too important. To me, it's still about how #Isles looks each night.One game at time
— Colin Schmaeling (@ColinSchmaeling) November 11, 2013
- Colin with some extremely logical input regarding the Isles recent woes. Fans need to remember it is still early in the season. They’re right around where they were last season. One game at a time, folks.
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