Every time there is a chance for a breakthrough, Lex Luthor brings out his Kryptonite. This time – it was in the form of Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby. Both Pittsburgh Penguins scored 5 points in their 6-1 victory over the Islanders last night, bringing the team back to one game under NHL 500. Brad Boyes got the only goal for New York.
Zero for Fourteen. If you are a penalty killer, that is a good number. However, when on the power play, not so much. The last 120 minutes of hockey that the Islanders have played in Uniondale have provided nothing on the board, when it comes to the extra man situation. Despite having sixteen shots during that time, nothing was able to get by the wall known as Marc-Andre Fleury.
Last Tuesday’s matchup in Pittsburgh showed the near perfect hockey game for Islander nation. Offense clicking, defense almost stalwart, special teams rocking. Just what you wanted. However, was this a wake-up call for the Pens? Just like the Bud light commercial of days gone by, the Isles may have awoken a sleeping giant. The question is, will that giant come back for revenge?
In 1951, the Dominos came out with the song, “Sixty Minute Man”. It was a major hit on the Pop Charts at the time. Who would have known that this song, would have made such an impact on the New York Islanders last night. In fact, every player on that ice wearing white was playing the part to a “T”; as the Isles played a solid of a game as…