Saturday, October 6, 2007

10/5/07: Islanders 6, Sabres 4

The Islanders traveled to Buffalo last night and, for one night at least, answered the questions of the doubters who said that this team was destined for the cellar. One game does not make a season, but there were plenty of pegs for the Islanders to hang their hockey hats on:

  • Against a team known for its skill and speed (even without Drury and Briere), the Islanders found a way to win a high-scoring game on the road
  • After the midway point of what was a wide-open game, the defense kept the Sabres off the scoresheet the rest of the way
  • The power play was 3 for 4 with Berard still unsigned
  • The Islanders outshot the Sabres 34-26
  • The shiny, new top line of Fedotenko, Comrie, and Guerin dominated
Tonight is the rematch back on Long Island. I will be there along with my Blog Box colleagues and 16,000+ pumped up Islanders fans. It's a great day for hockey!

No comments: