Thursday, January 15, 2009

Game 44 Preview: Bruins @ NY Islanders SPONGETECH KIDS T-SHIRT NIGHT

Jan 15, 2009 7:00 PM ET
Radio: WBZ 1030AM
@ New York Islanders (12-27-4)
  • The Islanders are last in the conference and the league, with 5 fewer points than any other team. The Thrashers are second-worst.
  • Rick DiPietro (pictured above) is in the first year of a 15-year contract. He is hurt and likely out for the season. Their backup, Joey Macdonald, went out in the middle of a recent game but is back playing with them. If he can't, they could always get their former backup goalie and current GM to play.
  • Scott Gordon, the coach of the Islanders, coached the P-Bruins last year.
  • Aaron Ward did not travel with the team, but Lucic, Ference, and Bergeron did. This is more a practice thing than a playing thing, I'm pretty sure.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont of wants the Bruins to drop all of the long-term building they've been quite successful with and sign Vinny Lecavelier.  He also wanted to bring in Brian Burke.  At least we have good reporters in the Metro.
  • Jack Edwards was kicked out of the Tournament of Announcers, but he did write quite the story on Zdeno Chara.  Choice Quote: "He is the green sweep-arm of the radar scope."
Previous Games:
  • Game 23: Bruins 7 NYI 2: Bruins debut their third jerseys on Black Friday and embarrass the Islanders to a rockin home crowd.   The high-noon shootout was quite one-sided, but former P-Bruins star Nate Thompson scores in the first 2 minutes.  Manny shuts it down pretty well for the rest of the game.
Other Previews:
First of all, Congratulations to Stanley Cup of Chowder for joining the SBNation network.
  • HubHockey: "this is a real mismatch on paper but with injuries plaguing both teams right now you never know what could happen. "
  • Cameron Frye: "I'm not saying it's going to be easy like a Vivid girl, but I'm thinking the B's should be able to pull off a win with no major problems."
  • The Bear Cave: "Although being at home could be comforting for New York, Boston's 15-4-3 road record should definitely send chills down the spines of the home team."
  • Matt Kalman: "The New York Islanders are a disaster area."
  • NESN First Shift: Tim Thomas and Yannick Danis.
  • Local Papers: | Herald
  • Preview | Game Notes (pdf)

1 Comment:

Cameron Frye said...

Thanks for the plug!

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