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Rick DiPietro isn't giving up

Updated: February 14, 2013, 5:22 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The bizarre once again followed Rick DiPietro like a storm cloud Monday in his first home start for the New York Islanders since -- this is not a misprint  November 2011. Then the catcalls and insults rained down even louder they did when he was merely introduced to the Nassau Coliseum crowd on opening night but didn't play. When told, only half-kiddingly, that at this point it appears he needs an exorcism, DiPietro paused as he was taking off his goaltender's equipment after ...

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