They say the sport of hockey has changed, that fighting and goonery has been shelved in place of more skill, more speed and more fair play. Really? The New York Islanders seem to want to believe all this and have for years built teams as such.
Jon Sim and Jesse Joensuu scored for New York (0-4), which sent its ‘B’ team here without top players like John Tavares, Matt Moulson and Josh Bailey. They played in the club’s other game, a 2-1 win at home against New Jersey.
Sim had 13 goals and nine assists in 77 games last season, his third with the Islanders.