“That’s part of the game,” Jarome Iginla told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Dejan Kovacevic after the game, referring to hit deflected shot that hit Evgeni Nabokov in the mask. Nabokov stayed down and play was stopped, but he continue to play another approximately 20 minutes before being pull in the second. I’m sure the Isles’ veteran goalie understands perfectly well that it’s part of the game.
The guy with the view from the opposite net had a similar thought:
“It’s playoffs,” says the guy with the ring on his hand. The mentality spoken about by the number one seed’s netminder is, to paraphrase, to deal with it, persevere and keep going. No one cares if it’s tough or painful, “it’s [the] playoffs.”
Will the Islanders come out and put everything behind them on Friday night? They’re pros, you would have to think they will. But either way “it’s playoffs,” so they’ll have to or else it’ll be a quick series.
WHERE TO WATCH ON FRIDAY
Looking to watch the game with fellow fans on Friday? Share your spots in the comments or email them to us (islanderspointblank(at)gmail.com), we’ll add them into tomorrow’s post. If you’re in Brooklyn, here’s the info on that meetup:
When: Game two, Friday 6:30pm
Where: O’keefe’s Bar, 62 Court St, Brooklyn
They’ve got a facebook group too if you want to check that out.
THIS IS AWESOME
The CBC’s opening playoff montage from last night:
ALSO: Nets Daily on the Isles trip to the Nets game earlier this week and the Nets taking over the business side of the Islanders…