October 5, 2008

Isles Down Bruins; NYI FYI Returns Tonight!

The Islanders defeated the Bruins yesterday by a score of 3-1. It was the first game where many of the Isles top players played this preseason.

Bill Guerin, Doug Weight, and Richard Park had sat out for many of the preseason games due to bumps and bruises they had sustained, perhaps in trying to adjust to coach Scott Gordon's new system. With them finally in the lineup, the team played fairly well, and at many times found themselves controlling the play.

Weight, Jon Sim and Mike Comrie all scored the Islander goals. Weight's goal came on the powerplay. Sim's goal ended up being a game winner and came on a tip in, something he has been working on extensively this offseason. Kyle Okposo and Mark Streit also had very solid games for the team.

The only other Islander regulars who haven't seen any preseason time are Mike Sillinger and Rick DiPietro. DiPietro will finally get in his first game on Monday when the Isles take on the Panthers.

The Isles win against the Bruins is good to see. Even though it's only preseason, it's nice to see all the regulars play well in their first real preseason game together. If guys like Weight and Guerin can play like they did in this game, then maybe they have enough left in the tank to help the Isles make a playoff run this season. We'll see what happens. The real test will be tomorrows game, when DP plays. I'm very anxious to see how he fares.

NYI FYI RETURNS TONIGHT: That's right folks, Sean and I will begin our new season of NYI FYI tonight at 10 PM on
MYWCWP. We'll be taking phone calls and AOL Instant Messages throughout the show, so be sure to tune in tonight for that. If you're unable to listen to us live, be sure to check out our podcast site listed in the links section of the blog, or check on Islanders TV as we will be working with them once again this year.

Hope to hear from you guys tonight!


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