The Islanders Informer
Entries with the tag: steve staios
The Coliseum was rockin’. The fans were ready. The season ticket holders who have had season tickets for all 40 seasons were at center ice for puck drop. The hype was there. The expectations were justified. The team did a great job with the player introductions. But, there was one thing missing. The team forgot there was a hockey game to be played. They didn’t show up. There is no excuse.
Mark Streit hadn’t played a game in 17 months, but if Saturday was any indication, Streit hasn’t missed a beat. While playing 24 minutes in a 6-2 Islanders preseason win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum, Streit scored one goal and notched two assists. The Islanders missed Streit quarterbacking the power play last season. With Streit manning the point, the Islanders were three for six on the power play. Streit looked like he is in great shape and skated well. Playing 24 minutes this early in the preseason is a good indication of things to come this season. Streit showed no ill effects coming off of two shoulder surgeries in the offseason.
The Islanders open their preseason slate on Friday night when they face the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins. The Islanders will play three games in five nights to kickoff the preseason as they face the Devils on Saturday night in their home opener in Nassau Coliseum and then play the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night in a game televised by the NHL Network. The Friday and Saturday games will not be televised, but will be streamed live on newyorkislanders.com.