While the Islanders skated away with a 6-4 comeback win yesterday, one of their number suffered a loss. In the game’s lone fight, Zenon Konopka came out on the short end of the decision against the Rangers’ Brandon Prust, according to hockeyfights.com.
I suspect the Isles faithful won’t let that impinge on their jubilation over yesterday’s thriller, however.
The Isles are 1-0-1 to start the season, despite missing just about all of their top contributors from last season due to injury. There are 80 more games to go however, starting with Wednesday’s matchup with the Washington Capitals. Here’s some reading to tide you over until then.
The Post’s Larry Brooks wonders how Gary Bettman and the league will explain James Wisniewski’s obscene gesture to the kids at yesterday’s game. He also gives Isles head coach Scott Gordon some grief for walking out of the post-game press conference when questioned about the incident.
ESPN's Scott Burnside says Wisniewski should face a suspension for the pornographic pantomiming.
Here’s a comprehensive look at yesterday’s action from Chris Botta.