New York Islanders Daily: Matinee Flop In Calgary
The New York Islanders came out a bit flat against the Calgary Flames on Sunday afternoon, which wasn’t too surprising based off track record.
For whatever reason, the New York Islanders just can’t seem to play at a competitive level unless it’s a 7:00 pm puck drop. Anything earlier and you can pencil in a patented Isles matinee no-show.
Yesterday in Calgary was no different. The Flames won their seventh game in a row, and it was over extremely fast.
The Flames scored four times in the first period. If you didn’t watch the game you would think that Thomas Greiss was awful. That was far from the truth if he wasn’t on his game the Flames easily could’ve had six or seven goals without exaggeration.
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The Isles started off this road trip fairly well, but our fears of a nine-game trip are coming true. The Isles don’t look like they can handle it for two reasons mostly.
First, it’s because they are forced to ride out Greiss. Again, today wasn’t his fault but the Isles don’t have a capable backup at the moment. I hate to say it but J.F. Berube isn’t an NHL quality goalie. The Isles may have to swallow their pride and get Jaroslav Halak back up here.
Secondly, the defense hasn’t been very good. Yes, Travis Hamonic returned but the Isles are going to have to shuffle up the pairings because right now Doug Weight‘s lineup isn’t cutting it.
Isles Tweet Of The Day
Isles fans react to Rangers themed coffee cups (Eyes On Isles)
If you have been to Dunkin Donuts lately you’ll know what this is about. As for now, the only safe thing to do is to go to Starbucks. #TeamStarbucks
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The Barclays Center becomes self-aware (Eyes On Isles)
Another one I enjoyed from this weekend, Mitch points out how the Barc is embracing the corkiness with the Honda truck.