Notes I made Last Night during the game with my 8 pack of Canadian Bud:
-See Gervais in the 3rd. He has been playing hard (No room for Camp and Bouch)
I don't know....Gervais looked ok most of the games, but a few plays he looked lost. Also, late in the game (6 or 7 min left in regulation + OT), I don't think Gervais got a shift. Maybe Nolan isn't comfortable with Gervais taking a regular shift late in a close game?
Rick DiPietro has turned around his season, and so have the New York Islanders.
DiPietro looks to continue his resurgence and help the Islanders (8-6-2) win five straight on the road for the first time in five years when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning (9-8-1) on Friday.
The goaltender opened this season with three straight losses before missing four games with a groin strain. But DiPietro, the first overall pick in the 2000 draft, has rebounded to go 6-2-0 with a 2.23 goals-against average since returning.
He won for the fifth time in six starts Wednesday and recorded his first shutout of the season by stopping 35 shots in a 3-0 victory at Dallas.
New York improved to 2-0 on its four-game trip with Wednesday's win, which was its fourth in a row away from home. The Islanders haven't won five consecutive road games since a six-game run from Oct. 5-26, 2001.
The Islanders will now be trying to end a five-game losing streak to the Lightning, including a 5-1 home defeat on Nov. 6 during which Nolan thought his team "quit."
DiPietro is 2-4-1 with a 2.64 GAA in eight appearances against Tampa Bay.
The Lightning's Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis will be looking to get back on track after both of their 11-game point streaks were stopped in a 3-1 home loss to Montreal on Wednesday.
"For the most part this year, I think the refs have done a pretty good job," Lightning coach John Tortorella said. "But (Wednesday), to me, was an absolute horror show, both ways."
My friend... I would like to know when are you are you ready to play with us... My hockey pool need you desparately...