The Islanders weren’t able to complete the season sweep of the Boston Bruins, as they fell 6-3 in Monday’s game. Although the Isles weren’t able to secure the outcome the team and fans were hoping for, there are a couple takeaways from the game.
After Kevin Poulin allowed his sixth goal of the night, Jack Capuano decided to pull the 23-year-old netminder for the veteran Evgeni Nabokov, who returned Monday after another injury sidelined him for a few weeks. Saving the only shot he saw, Nabokov at least was able to see 11 minutes of icetime before likely getting the start at Yankee Stadium.
The Islanders now look to the cold weather under the lights in the Bronx. The next two days will likely be preparation for what Martin Brodeur called “the worst ice he’s played on in his career.” It will be a challenge, as this game will be the first outdoor game for the Islanders, and everyone on the ice. They’ll have to channel their younger selves if they want to take down a team who will be playing their third outdoor game.
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Boston Bruins 6, New York Islanders 3
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Columbus Blues Jackets 2
Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Buffalo Sabres 0
Colorado Avalanche 4, Dallas Stars 3
Edmonton Oilers 4, Vancouver Canucks 2
Los Angeles Kings 1, San Jose Sharks 0
Across the Sound
After a 6-5 win against the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, the Sound Tigers head upstate to take on the Albany Devils on Friday at 7PM.