Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rookie Game 1

**10:22 pm: Well, not the way they wanted it to go for sure. Too many penalties, too many missed opportunities and too high strung. According to Newsday's Katie Strang who is in Boston, she Tweeted that Scott Gordon felt the team lacked consistent jump. The 5-2 final was punctuated by a Jordan Caron empty netter to land him a hat trick for the night. Nino Niederreiter had his first fight in an Islander sweater and he said he tried his best. However, the decidedly Bruins slanted announcer did everything but call him a sissy for his performance against Tyler Randell. It was uncalled for.

Casey Cizikas was quite noticeable, especially flying around without his helmet. Kirill Kabanov seemed to be somewhat frustrated as he took an extended amount of time getting off an opponent on the outside of the net late in the game. It wouldn't change the score.

In front of almost 12,000 animated hockey-starved Bruins fans, the Islanders lost their first pre-exhibition exhibition game. Perhaps tomorrow will be different.

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