NYI BEAT DEVILS, ON 3-GAME POINTS STREAK$50: Tix, Dinner, Schremp, AMac at SOCIAL Tuesday

FANHOUSE: Isles snap 14-game winless streak

 

OPEN TO FANS OF ALL AGES

$50: get game ticket, dinner, autographs, meet-and-greet with Rob Schremp and Andrew MacDonald

For reservations, call 917.848.8984

Or email max.feinberg@socialsportskitchen.com

Mention Point Blank for discount

 

 

The Islanders are now on a three-game points streak, and are just eight points out of the final playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

 

If it took beating the equally beat-up Devils today to end the 14-game losing streak, so be it. The Islanders needed a victory any way they could get it and, frankly, the Islanders players and coaches deserved some sort of break after a month of hell. They also needed the psychological lift with six days before their next game.

 

Playing a New Jersey team without Zach Parise, Martin Brodeur, Jamie Langenbrunner and with a lost-at-sea Ilya Kovalchuk, the shorthanded Islanders won today’s matinee, 2-0, behind goals from Jesse Joensuu and Rob Schremp. Rick DiPietro had his third consecutive solid outing in goal, looking especially sharp in the third period to maintain the shutout while the Islanders were out-shot 13-1. As usual, give DiPietro credit for having the presence of mind to acknowledge the fans after the game for sticking with the team through the 14 losses.

 

Radek Martinek and Mark Eaton each logged more than 25 minutes for Jack Capuano, who earned his first victory in the NHL as a head coach.

 

The Islanders play a home-and-home against the rival Rangers next Thursday (at the NVMC) and Friday (at MSG).

 

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This Tuesday, November 30th, SOCIAL (across the street from the Coliseum) is hosting a special event for hockey fans. For just $50 – a special price exclusively for Point Blank readers, included are Islanders game tickets, a three-course meal from Danny Gagnon of “Top Chef” and personal visits to your table by center Rob Schremp and defenseman Andrew MacDonald.

 

Autograph requests and the taking of photographs are highly encouraged.

 

The restaurant is offering a significant discount exclusively to Point Blank readers. Each fan will also receive from Schremp and MacDonald a voucher for one complimentary ticket to the Islanders 2010-11 home game of his or her choice. Sparky and the Dragon and Islanders Ice Girls will be in attendance.

 

So for 50 bucks, you get a ticket to a game – face value: um, more than $50 – a visit with a pair of current Islanders and a great meal. Not a bad way to spend a night.

 

Seating is very limited by SOCIAL, so that every fan can have enough time to meet with Schremp and MacDonald. The event is open to all ages, but you’ll want to book your seat at the table by Monday..

 

For reservations call 917.848.8984 and ask for Max.

Or email max.feinberg@socialsportskitchen.com 

Mention Point Blank for discount

 

Since this is NOT a Point Blank event, please contact SOCIAL directly for details on the night with Schremp and MacDonald.

 

Comments on the event and the Islanders’ victory this afternoon are encouraged. See you next week.