The Islanders Informer
This early in the season every team has something to work on. The goal for every team is to get better every game. Every team wants to play hard every night and learn from their mistakes. After the first few games this season, the Isles had a lot to work on. Nothing much has changed since then.
In a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning last night, the Isles managed only 17 shots on goal. Michael Grabner scored the only goal. Through the first five games this season, the Islanders have scored 12 goals. Eight of those goals have been scored by the Islanders top line of John Tavares, Matt Moulson, and PA Parenteau.
Earlier today, head coach Jack Capuano said that Al Montoya, Evgeni Nabokov, and Rick DiPietro will travel with the team on their two game road trip that begins on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning and concludes against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Brock Nelson is on a roll for UND and Anders Lee continued his strong start to the season this past weekend. Fellow prospects Corey Trivino and Scott Mayfield battled it out on Saturday night in a top-10 match-up that pitted Trivino’s 7th ranked BU Terriers against Mayfield’s 3rd ranked DU Pioneers. Mayfield’s squad came out on top in a hard fought 4-2 DU victory.
The Islanders top line of Matt Moulson, John Tavares, and PA Parenteau has been stellar the last three games. Last night, in a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, Tavares netted a hat trick and added an assist, Moulson added one goal and one assist, and Parenteau registered three helpers. Against the Rangers, the Islanders top line totaled nine points. The line also registered eight shots on goal and was a collective +6 on the night.
John Tavares is a scoring machine right now and netted a hat trick last night in the Islanders 4-2 win over the New York Rangers. Watch all three of JT’s goals in the video below.
After three games, NY Islanders goalie Al Montoya sports a 2-1 record, a .953 save percentage, and a sparkling 1.35 GAA. For at least the time being, Montoya has cemented himself as the Isles #1 goaltender.
Ryan Strome, the fifth overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, has been assigned by the New York Islanders to the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL. Strome played in three preseason games for the Islanders. Strome had a monster season in the OHL in 2010-2011. Strome was third in the OHL in scoring with 106 points-33 goals and 73 assists in 65 games. He was named the Most Improved Player in the OHL. Strome was also named to the OHL Second All-Star Team last season.
The Islanders rebounded from a lackluster performance on Saturday night with a nice 2-1 effort against the Minnesota Wild yesterday afternoon. The team looked fired up and played a good, competitive hockey game. If the team plays the remaining 80 games with the energy they had on Monday afternoon and they stay healthy, the Isles are poised to make a run at the playoffs in the competitive Eastern Conference.
Brock Nelson was most certainly the star of the Islanders NCAA prospects this weekend. Nelson was named to the Ice Breaker all-tournament team after registering three points and leading the University of North Dakota to a second place finish.
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