Thursday, November 29, 2007

Did the Islanders just beat Ottawa?

The Isles skated against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Nassau Coliseum and to tell you the truth, I really didn't have any hope for a win. I mean the Isles are 4-29 against the Sens all time and that has to be the worst record against ANY team EVER!When the Senators come to the Island, I usually don't watch the game because its usually ugly....REAL ugly. When I heard the Isles took an early lead, it didn't really excite me. There have been plenty of times where the Isles have scored first against the Sens, only to give up 923474434 goals in the next two periods.

At the end of the second the Isles had a 2-1 lead. Goals by Vasicek and Sillinger put them ahead. But Andrej Meszaros scored twice to tie it up and next thing I know we are going to OT. With Spezza, Alfredsson and Heatley shooting on DP in overtime makes any Islander fan cringe. The first shot in OT by Ottawa went to a video replay and for some weird reason, it was no goal. After watching it a few times myself, it was definitely not a goal but this is the Islanders, and video reviews usually go against us. The Isles ended up taking the Sens to a shootout, the first of the season for the Isles.

Miro Satan .....Miss
Alfredsson.....GOAL
Vasicek........Miss
Spezza......Miss
Guerin......GOAL
Heatley.....Miss
Comrie.....Miss
Robitaille...Miss
Hunter.....Miss
Vermette..Miss
Sillinger.....GOAL
McAmmond...Miss

The Isles beat the Sens for the first time in a loooooonnnggg time! Rick Dipietro kept the Isles in the game as the Isles beat the Sens for the first time at the Colesium since 2004. Next up, the New York Rangers!

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