Monday, December 29, 2008

Kyle Warm but Isles Lose at MSG

Just a quick few notes about the final Islanders road game in 2008. Kyle scored his fourth goal of the season on Monday (12/29) night, but the Isles again managed to perform a 3rd period fold-o-matic and lost 5-4 to the Rangers.

The Isles took a 2-1 lead after two periods on Kyle's redirection past Henrik Lundqvist just prior to the buzzer. For Kyle it was his fourth point in three games, which of course is the trend that we Isles fans want to see him continue.

Okposo has earned time recently with the power play unit as well, as coach Scott Gordon tries to mix and match in his quest to find things that work. Furthermore, the play of the Comeau-Comrie-Okposo line has been more effective of late; each man scored a goal on Monday night (although Comrie's came with just 0:19 left to play with an extra skater on the ice). Comeau and Okposo look like they are really beginning to get comfortable with their roles on the team and it's starting to be reflected on the scoresheet.

Unfortunately the Islanders still find themselves mired in 30th place overall in the league with a woeful 11-22-4 record. They take on Florida at home Wednesday afternoon (2:00 PM start) for their final contest of 2008.

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