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Friday, October 22, 2010
Donnie Pucks: Isles are looking to stay hot
By Don La Greca
Every time the Islanders play, they suprise me. On Thursday, the red-hot Lightning played host to the Isles. What happened? Just another win in OT to raise the Isles' record to 4-1-2.
The trip continues with the 2-3 Panthers in Florida.
Don't be fooled by the record. The Panthers play a tight D and have a goalie,
, who in 5 games has a 1.94 gaa and .929 saves percentage.
Players to watch for the Islanders:
-- He leads the team with 4 goals. He also picked up the game winning goal in OT in Tampa.
-- The Islanders' first round pick has a goal and an assist so for this season. How he plays in the next couple of games will determine if he stays up with the big club.
-- If he starts in Florida, he will look to build off a 28-save performance on Thursday in Tampa.
-- Roloson has been putting on the pressure. Rick needs to fire back.