Game Day (37): Ducks at Islanders, 7:00pm

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(25-7-5)                   (10-19-7)
Nassau Coliseum — Uniondale, NY
TV: MSG+ Radio: 88.7, 103.9 FM

The Least You Should Know About the Ducks…The Ducks are riding a seven game winning streak after beating New Jersey in extra time last night… Corey Perry has four goals in six games… They have the second most points in the league, 55, one behind Chicago…

Both the Ducks and Islanders won last night. The Islanders beat the Rangers at MSG and the Ducks beat the Devils in Newark in overtime on a Kyle Palmieri goal.

Frederik Andersen will likely start in net tonight for Anaheim, as Jonas Hiller went last night. The Islanders will play Evgeni Nabokov for the second night in a row and the lineup will be the same.

Projected Lineup:
Vanek-Tavares-Okposo DeHann-Hamonic Nabokov
Grabner-Nielsen-Bailey MacDonald-Hickey Poulin
Strome-Nelson-Clutterbuck Carkner-Strait
Martin-Cizikas-Boulton
Scratches: Regin, Ness, McDonald IR: Visnovsky, Martinek




97 comments
islesfan
islesfan

I can't do this anymore.  Up 3-1 and knowing that you're going to choke away the lead and hoping that it goes to a shootout.  It's not right and it's not right that nobody running this team seems to care.  I'm tired of Snow, Capuano and Wang.  

Richard
Richard

THE refs will hate us as longs as Wang/Snow run this team. They don't get any respect because they don't deserve any.


And the players know this.

jepliberty
jepliberty

The Islanders can no longer win at home, maybe they should rename the town from Uniondale, to Unionfail.

jepliberty
jepliberty

Anyone who was surprised at the final buzzer should 'feel shame' it was totally predictable that with a 3 to 1 edge, it was all over, you could just feel it coming, so the win last night over the Rangers was as always with this team 1 step forward, and 3 steps back and it's been that way since the nit wit owner bought this franchise, and since he sees fit to keep the last two idiots as his GM [Milbury, and Snow' should tell all he knows absolutely zilch how to run a sports franchise or else he doesn't give a crap . 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Anaheim has an excellent team.  When you have size and talent you can impose your will, no one's pushing them around.  Isles have exactly no players with size and skill, that's the difference between the two teams;  that and the fact that these garbage 3rd jerseys are uglier than the fisherman ones.  How many colors do they have on that thing?  Maybe five?, and the ugliest standard font style available. 

WestCoastFan
WestCoastFan

Cappy's a great guy, I wish him nothing but the best - as long as it's coaching an NCAA team. If Garth doesn't make that happen soon, I don't wish him the best

dimaio34
dimaio34

Oh and moving to Brooklyn ain't gonna help if ya can't win on long island you can't win in Brooklyn. Need a new guy running the team

dimaio34
dimaio34

I'm still not giving up. But I'm a big believer that the right guy added changes this team 100 percent. Our gm has made this stale

truth77
truth77

I know every one is pissed ,just remember it is just a game, hopefully we will someday not suck.Merry Christmas to everyone.

dimaio34
dimaio34

Hey we do need new gm who would you guys pick

dimaio34
dimaio34

Thought VANEK played well. Great second goal. But we are way to inconsistent we really need that guy that comes in and calms the team down and brings a quiet confidence to our younger guys. And yes Garth needs to be fired. This is all On him. Just think of what a guy like Brent sutter or mike Keenan would bring to this team.

dimaio34
dimaio34

This one hurts again. Man we had em. But I did start to see the ducks coming on in the second after the fight. Refs always suck in this league. I do agree on the timeout. Why not use it? But it comes down to a team that wins know how to win. But the islanders have to stop losing these leads. If they hadn't of lost these games they would have a playoff spot.

TonyM
TonyM

Back to reality! Lets face it Wang, Snow and Capuano aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Might as well make the best with what we have.  Trade JT and Bailey toToronto. In exchnage acquire Kadri, Gardiner and  Bernier. Let's face the truth JT is a good player but not a "great" player. We saw the difference tonight with the play of JT as oppossed to Ryan Getzlaf.  Look to move Vanek and AMAC as soon as possible for either for young talent or draft picks! Might as well blow the whole f**king thing up and start from scratch! Hey Wang think of all the money you'll save by getting rid of Bailey,JT and Vanek! And Garth Blows can get on with another five year rebuild!

ivo leggi
ivo leggi

 -Sam Reinhart (C) Kootenay, WHL

-Aaron Ekblad (D) Barrie, OHL
 Leon Draisaitl (C) Prince Albert, WHL
-Michael Dal Colle (LW) Oshawa, OHL

jayc
jayc

Xbox time

tag1
tag1

I usually don't complain about the officials but they were a disgrace tonight and the coach better call them out and Wang better pay the fine

orangeblue
orangeblue

how long does this have to go on.. it doesnt help when i look to buy the $5 tickets that the sellers post a $14 service fee for each ticket.

since72
since72

The Isles were outplayed.  Give a big assist to the refs who were responsible for 2 goals.  

tag1
tag1

Fistric needed to be laid out after that head shot on Strome that wasn't called

jayc
jayc

I feel bad for the fans that showed up tonight...isles didn't lose this game the refs blew some calls that led to goals.

Zach14
Zach14

This should've been a W. BS

jayc
jayc

Is it time to fire the coach yet?

Zach14
Zach14

Where the hell is Lubo? This is nuts!

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

third period islanders meltdown? or third period officals meltdown....

firecappy
firecappy

When your team doesn't EVER give a 60 minute effort it's a coaching problem. Outscored by 4 in the 3rd period.  FIRE THIS WASTE!

jepliberty
jepliberty

@truth77

As long as Wang, and Snow are still in the picture we will totally SUCK.

kp2222
kp2222

@orange2327 How long has JT been in the league??? Might as well include Vanek.

kp2222
kp2222

@dimaio34 Vanek did play well tonight I agree, but its about time. He is a veteran elite player who is making a ton of money. He should be stealing the spot light every night.

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@tag1 hell if i was there my shoes may have been on the ice....

jayc
jayc

Forever apparently

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@Zach14 thank the refs for that. hope someone says something to the refs. watch thompson get suspened again...

drapacioli
drapacioli

@Joey Ferguson A bit of both, maybe. But that officiating meltdown is where it stings the most. It's a whole different game if the Isles go to a power play instead of getting scored on in a faceoff in their zone, after seeing the refs ignore the infractions by the other team. The team certainly lost control of the game at times, but they didn't completely melt down and give away the lead until the blown calls.

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@firecappy when the team plays fine but ends up with a player out of posisiton due to being on the ice after a high stick is on the refs.... im sorry piss poor officials.

mezz21
mezz21

Exactly...completely inexcusible.

since72
since72

@ivo leggi @since72 @Joey Ferguson Neither can I. I've watched some pretty bad clubs.  The first 2 seasons and the late 90s come to mind.  This team is has far greater talent than their record indicates.  Things will turn but it will only serve to send us out of the top 5 in the draft.  

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@firecappy @Joey Ferguson  the refs do this all the time to the "weaker" teams in the NHL hell the game was played very balanced throughout the entire game which no one on here expected. but the fact is 3 goals came due to non calls by the refs. what the hell do these guys get paid for? to stand there and look pretty? they are paid to enforce the rules and they clearly dont give a crap hell they should be paying a fine for missing obvious or dangerous calls (the non call on the instagator peanlty and the elbow to strome) how are neither of those calls? 2 of the EASIEST calls to make and they botch it. hell they were even botching icing calls. we had every chance to win this game and i felt had the officals made the right calls in the 3rd we would have won this game

firecappy
firecappy

@Joey Ferguson @firecappy What you are missing Joey is that if it wasn't the refs they just would have found some other way to blow it.  It happens just about EVERY time.  This is a disgrace.

since72
since72

@Joey Ferguson @firecappy You get on the refs a lot, but this time you are 100% correct.  They may have determined the outcome of this game.

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

@firecappy @Joey Ferguson we played fine. jeeze hell 2 maybe 3 of those goals wouldnt have happened had the refs known how to use a whistle.... face off should have been in the ducks d zone after a peanlty. but no. they didnt call it face off in the isles zone and scored off the face off.