Monday, December 29, 2008
Isles Lose Again!
Well my original prediction regarding this game was way off. I said the Rangers would win in 19 rounds of a shootout by a score of 2-1. Instead, there was a great high action back and forth game that ended in regulation and in favor of the Rangers. The Rangers won 5-4.
However, the Islanders did give the Rangers all they could handle. The Islanders had a 1-0 lead after the first period and a 2-1 lead after the second period. However, the Rangers outscored the Islanders 4-2 in the 3rd period.
Petr Prucha who played over Aaron Voros earned the first star of the game and had a goal. Prucha was outstanding.
The Islanders fought to the end though. With a 5-3 deficit with 18 seconds left in the game, the Islanders pulled to within one. The Islanders seem to be scoring late goals of late as that is the second game in a row they did that. Down 1 goal against the Sabres, the Islanders scored with 2 seconds remaining in the game but eventually lost in a shootout. The Islanders unfortunately on Monday night were unable to score the second goal that they needed late in the game.
The Rangers won their first game since beating the Kings 4 games ago and the Islanders are now 1-10-2 in the month of December and only 1 game in December left.
The Islanders continue to be awful and the Rangers are trying to get back on track...
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