Despite all the injuries, the Islanders have three points in three games and have held their own against some very good teams in the Stars, Rangers, and Capitals.
Ten years have passed since Rick DiPietro was taken No. 1 overall in the NHL draft. But, today, he is famous — or infamous depending on your perspective — for just one thing, his contract.
It’s going to be a tough year for the Islanders in a talented Eastern Conference and a talented Atlantic Division.
Stefan Meyer, Curtis Glencross and Ales Kotalik scored in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat a split-squad of New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night to remain undefeated this preseason.
As much as the loss of defenseman Mark Streit to a severe shoulder injury put a shock into the Islanders’ system — both on the ice and in the players’ collective psyche — the fact that they won’t have wing Kyle Okposo for weeks is even more painful.
If you are not yet convinced the hockey gods hate the Islanders, the last few days should’ve given you a refresher course.