Friday, December 26, 2008
Dipetro Returns... Jumper Cables Included
Rick Dipietro finally made his return back to the Islanders Friday night which may have finally jump started the Islanders who won a game after being winless in their last 10. Dipietro hasd played in 3 games prior to tonight; the last one being on October 25th. Dipietro lost all 3 of the games he has started until Friday. The Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs on home ice in a 4-1 victory. Hopefully for the Islanders this is the start of something good. The Islanders will take on the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night in Buffalo followed by a trip to the Garden to take on the Rangers on Monday. Yours truly will be on hand for that one.
The Islanders desperately needed the win against a Maple Leafs team that has not been so hot as of late. Bill Guerin also recorded his 400th career goal in the win. It was a good night for the Islanders but they still are in dead last in the Eastern Conference.
We will see if the Islanders can make a climb. If I had to make a prediction I would say not. However, they usually play really well against the Rangers and a win on Monday could really give them a boost.
Mark Elliot Wishnia
SportsTalkNY Blog Team