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LIVE! Columbus Blue Jackets @ Islanders - 7pm Start

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8:46 - I forgot to mention that the second ended as well! Well it's 3-0 NYI third period to start in two minutes
8:31 - First penalty over...
8:29 - Thompson for tripping...56 second 5-on 3 advantage for the Jackets
8:27 - Sutton goes for hooking...
8:24 - Campoli shorthanded ona delayed call...great shot...NYI LEADS 3-0
8:21 - Thompson gets delay of game for shooting the puck out
8:14 - Guerin escapes from the penalty box and puts a nifty move on Norrena for the goal...that penalty must have been planned....NYI LEADS 2-0

PENALTIES STILL KEEPING THE ISLES FROM FINDING THEIR STRIDE

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It has happened in season's past. The Islanders have taken costly penalties at the wrong time in games and it has cost them a chance at a win. On Saturday night, if you were watching the debacle that was the 3rd period against the Habs, you might not point to the two consecutive penalties the Islanders took to open the period as the start of any trouble. However, when Mark Streit took an interference penalty at 19:39 and Thomas Pock was called for tripping at 15:40, in my mind these two penalties represent what was the imminent collapse of the Islanders system that led to the 4 goals that were subsequently scored by Montreal.

Blue Jackets Buzz In Tonight

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So the Blue Jackets visit the Coliseum tonight for the first time in two years to face off the with the really struggling Islanders tonight.

Keep in mind, this is a young Columbus Blue Jackets team who the Islanders have only beaten once in eight matchups, so for a struggling team who has lost six in a row, that's not a good sign.

I'll have more later...Just finishing up some actual work from my day job. Have no fear, even though its my birthday tonight, there is no place I'd rather be than spending an evening at the Nassau Coliseum.

See you tonight!

Islanders Look to Turn Tide Against Columbus

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Helllloooooooo Islanders Nation!

I am blogging live from our hotel room in Las Vegas. It’s noon here, so I wanted to get a few things out before tonight’s game.

I did not get a chance to watch the game from Saturday night because I was driving from San Diego to Las Vegas. I did “watch” the progress of the game via the live tracker I posted - and I was happy for most of the game with the progress. I was actually in disbelief that the Habs managed to score 4 unanswered goals late in the game - it made me very mad that the “collapse” moved late in the game as opposed to the first period.

Islanders are down, DiPietro is out

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Well, at least the third jersey is a hit.

Scott Gordon's first 10 games as head coach are among the worst in team history, down there with Earl Ingarfield and Phil Goyette, who posted their stanky stretches in the inaugural and historically bad 1972-73 season. But you can't completely blame Gordon for what's gone on so far.

Yes, the team has had its troubles adapting to a completely new system after a tough training camp, and those growing pains were expected. But injuries -- to defensemen Brendan Witt, Radek Martinek and Freddy Meyer, and goalie Rick DiPietro, who will be out 4-6 weeks after surgery to repair an unidentified damaged meniscus -- combined with an inability to capitalize on scoring chances when they present themselves have conspired to sink the Islanders to the bottom of the standings and dampen whatever enthuiasm the fans had at the start of the new campaign.

Sunday November 2

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The Halloween Weekend wrapped up with 6 Sunday games. Former Islanders made offensive strides in 4 of those games. Here is a quick peek at those efforts:

Edmonton defenseman Jason Strudwick assisted on the opening goal of the game as the Oilers eked by the Flyers for a 5-4 win in Philadelphia. Strud snapped a 4 game point-less stretch and now has 2 assists on 8 games this season. The assist was the 40th point of Strudwick's 496 game career. Strudwick is rapidly approaching career game number 500 - a career that has seen him play for the Isles, Canucks, Blackhawks, Rangers and Oilers.

Saturday November 1

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With October of the 2008-09 NHL season already a memory the league kicked November off in high gear. There were 12, count em, 12 games on Saturday around these 2 great nations. Former Islanders heard my battle call and have start turning their play up, again. FIs made contributions in 8 of these games. Here is a look at the action from November 1:

Friday October 31

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It was a spooky sensation here at FIW as "ye who complains shall receive" became reality. After barking that Former Islanders have tailed off production as of late in comes the Halloween Weekend and a near orgy of FI production. Between Friday and Sunday FIs contributed in 14 of 20 tilts making a difference 70 percent of the time. Friday saw only 2 games (probably to keep Halloween costumery and tomfoolery to a minimum) but FIs made appearances in both those outings. Let us take a look:

Columbus at New York 7pm Msg+

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Islandes website: Previews tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Reality Check: Post-Mortem on the Weekend's Montreal Collapse

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If one didn't know better, with all the screaming fans, one would have thought the Isles were playing in Montreal. Until, of course, they then spied the dilapidated structure and facilities. And, suffice to say, some empty seats.

What has been most interesting to me after their Saturday collapse is the ensuing fan reaction on websites, boards and comments. I guess some people thought the Isles

The Problem With Injuries

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Simply put all players get injured sooner or later in this league. Crosby, Ovechkin, you can add virtually every player to that list.

The problem is injuries are beyond the control of the player, team and the fans so all you get is a lot of frustration from everyone when a club struggles on the ice without it's best players.

Islander News Articles 11/3

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Newsday: Greg Logan's article has more on Rick DiPietro's surgery with head coach Scott Gordon's comments along with Kyle Okposo moving to the line with Bill Guerin and Doug Weight.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

THE BLUE JACKETS ARE COMING!!! 11-3-08

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Isles Blue Jackets Pregame Thoughts

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If my memory serves me correctly, the last time the Islanders played the Columbus Blue Jackets, Richard Park showed more heart than I have ever seen in a hockey game before, picking a fight with 6′3 228 pound first round flub Alexander Svitov in a 4-0 Isles win. It was one of my favorite games that season on a team that overall worked their tails off and despite extremely low expectations to start the year, they ended up making the playoffs.

It was a few days before Christmas that year and the way they were playing at that point, it made the holiday season that much more enjoyable.

I wish I could say the same thing about these bunch of guys.

November 2 Post Game Comments

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Horror Show at the Coliseum [Updated]

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Canadiens Say Boo; Islanders Jump

In what may have been one of the strangest nights in the history of Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders dominated for two periods before blowing a 4-1 lead to the...delight?...of thousands of screaming...Canadiens fans?

Sunday Notables/Bridgeport loss against Albany

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Newsday: Greg Logan blogged on Sunday's practice after Saturday's tough loss along with what's ahead for Jeff Tambellini with head coach Scott Gordon's comments.

Sound Tigers.com: Reports the Sound Tigers lost 4-3 at home on Sunday against Albany, Dustin Kohn and Mark Parrish were among the goal scorers.

LIVE! Albany River Rats @ Sound Tigers - 4pm start

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3:36 - Line Combinations
BRIDGEPORT
Goaltenders
1 Peter Mannino
52 Nathan Lawson
Defensemen
4 Mark Wotton - 3 Jamie Fraser
2 Andrew MacDonald - 5 Dustin Kohn
38 Jack Hillen - 24 Chris Lee

Deal Involving Dustin Brown?

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According to your hockeybuzz...

Jesse Joensuu, pugilist?

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Believe it folks...pretty impressive showing by Jesse..

EDIT: Thanks to Mr. Anonymous for pointing out my horrendous typografical gaffe...title is corrected...what the hell is a fugilist anyways?

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