Just take a look at the difference in scoring chances. Islanders blasting away from the slot and the points, while Nash loses the puck, or Callahan shoots from a bad angle. Stepan, Nash, Clowe, Zuccarello are the only ones generating any offense. Brassard needs to simplify his game, he is brutal in our own zone, and almost cost us a goal.
Seriously? We had a few good chances in the first 5-7 minutes, and the final 12+ minutes of the period was all Islanders. We were embarrassed at points. I can't say the Islanders were embarrassed at any point in time.
Well, Gaborik is doing a pretty good job with Columbus now that he doesn't have to play with "jam." Guy has 3 goals 3 assists in 5 games with the CBJ. They got him to play offense and score goals, and guess what, when the coach allows him to play his game, he does.
He could have been a huge asset for us it Tortorella managed him correctly this season.