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04-09-2004, 03:51 PM
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GDT: Isles @ Lightning l 04/10/04 l Gm.2 l 3 ET l ABC

1st RD. STANLEY CUP Playoffs -- -- GM. 1




VS


New York Islanders



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Tampa Bay Lightning






Bolts Lead 1-0 (ESPN)





Tampa Bay Lightning 2003-2004 Complete Schedule/Results


New York Islanders 2003-2004 Complete Schedule/Results


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REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS

Islanders: 38-29-11-4, 91 points.
*3rd Place in Atlantic Division, 8th Place in Eastern Conference.*
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Lightning: 46-22-8-6, 106 points.
*1st Place in Southeast Division, 1st Place in Eastern Conference.*



REGULAR SEASON SERIES

Islanders lead 3-1-0
Nov. 20: at Lightning 3, Islanders 2
Dec. 9: at Islanders 5, Lightning 2
Mar. 16: Islanders 3 at Lightning 1
Mar. 21: at Islanders 3, Lightning 0



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Saturday, April 10th, 2004, 3:00 pm ET.
TV: ABC



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GAME 1: NYI 0, @ TAM 3
Recap | Box Score

GAME 2: NYI , @ TAM
4/10 Sat., 3:00 PM, ABC

GAME 3: TAM @ NYI
4/12 Mon., 7:00 PM

GAME 4: TAM @ NYI
4/14 Wed., ESPN, 7:00 PM

*GAME 5: NYI , @ TAM
4/16, Fri, 7:30 PM, ESPN

*GAME 6: TAM @ NYI
4/17, 7 PM

*GAME 7: NYI , @ TAM
4/19, 7:30 PM, ESPN2


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GDT is now open

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TAMPA, Florida (Ticker) -- Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin hopes to turn in another solid showing for the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday afternoon as they host the New York Islanders in Game Two of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

Khabibulin entered the postseason with a 4-9-0 lifetime record against the Islanders. But he made 30 saves in Game One as Tampa Bay opened the series with a 3-0 win on Thursday.

He recorded his second career postseason shutout and first since the 1997 Western Conference quarterfinals, when he was with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Tampa Bay's top scorers Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier had quiet games, but Andre Roy, who did not score in his final 18 regular-season games, netted the game-winner.

The Islanders dropped their fifth straight postseason game and were 0-for-5 on the power play. They had won three straight vs. Tampa Bay before Thursday.

WHO'S HOT:

New York - Mark Parrish has 11 goals and two assists in his last 18 games; Adrian Aucoin has eight goals and two assists in his last nine games.

Tampa Bay - St. Louis has three goals and five assists in his last seven games.

WHO'S NOT:

New York - Michael Peca has no goals in his last eight games; Eric Cairns committed two turnovers that led to goals.

Tampa Bay - Darryl Sydor has no goals and two assists in his last 19 games.

STREAKS: Since winning its last playoff series in 1993, New York is 1-12 in its last 13 postseason road games; Tampa Bay recorded the first postseason shutout in team history.

HISTORY: Tampa Bay had dropped three straight to the Islanders before Thursday.

LEADERS:

New York - Arron Asham, five shots.

Tampa Bay - Fredrik Modin, two goals; Pavel Kubina and Sydor, one assist.

INJURIES:

New York - Jason Blake (high ankle sprain)

Tampa Bay - None

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Pressure's on the Isles.Blake's expected to play today.

No word yet on if Sterling will sit the slow skating Cairns,who's very popular among his teammates.The players have rallied around Cairns him after his disasterous game 1.

Let's go Isles

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Pressure's on the Isles.Blake's expected to play today.

No word yet on if Sterling will sit the slow skating Cairns,who's very popular among his teammates.The players have rallied around Cairns him after his disasterous game 1.

Let's go Isles
There's no question Cairns will be in the lineup!...and there shouldn't be!...benching a team guy that made mistakes sends a message to the whole team that if you make a mistake you will be next for the pine.You want your team to be aggressive,not walking on egg shells.

Go Isles!

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There's no question Cairns will be in the lineup!...and there shouldn't be!...benching a team guy that made mistakes sends a message to the whole team that if you make a mistake you will be next for the pine.You want your team to be aggressive,not walking on egg shells.

Go Isles!

I'm still struck by Crew's comment the other day. I have no problem with Cairns being in the lineup against slower more physical teams. I would certainly want him on the ice if we were playing the Flyers, for example. But, he is not the right player for a game against a speedy team with an aggressive forcheck.

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Cairns isn't playing.

Good first 10 minutes, good Tampa pressure on the powerplay twice, but no score.
Big chance for the Isles right after the second PP, but Khabibulin made a great save (+ rebound saves).

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1-0 Isles after 1st.

Niinimaa PP goal. Dipietro made some good saves early.

GO ISLES.

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Hey! Stirling agrees with Crew and others. Cairns in the pressbox!

The token sideline babe reporter for ABC is wholesome!

Got to love playoff hockey!

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what a ridiculous call on Bates at the end of the period..

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Totally agree with Levy and Panger. If Bates wanted his 2 minutes worth, he would've ran right through the guy. Bad bad call

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Tough call, but Isles just have to play through it. That's the way it goes. One could nitpick questionable calls and non-calls on both sides all game. (And some on HF do!) Good teams overcome obstacles.

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Don't know about anyone else, but I just love hearing Dave Andreychuk's father talk about how he and his son discuss work on the farm, while meanwhile on the ice, TB is buzzing around NYI's net.

Why do the networks feel obliged to feed us this superficial "human interest" fluff. No offense to Mr. A, nor his son, as I would feel the same were it an NYI player highlighted. Have a hard time believing "the casual fan" is drawn in by such stuff. And I'm sure the genuine hockey fan can do without it.

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Time to scratch Lecavalier and possibly bench him for Game 3. Frankly he is playing like crap. He is my fav player ever, but he has to be benched or scratched. He is playing like its a pre-season game. He is not skating, he is not passing well at all, he is barely hitting and if he does its a sissy hit. No effort no hart, he should be sent to the dressing room and told to hit the showers!!! AH what the hell sport does vinny think he is playing. Come on torts, send the pansy home!


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Bolts = owned.

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Play of the game:

As the two teams were skating off, DiPietro ran shoulder to shoulder into Khabibulin.

As Foreigner said it, "Head games, it's you and me baby"

That's why you gotta love DiPietro.

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If I'm NYI, I'm feeling good after the first six periods of this series. Momentum can change in a heartbeat, but they have it so far.

Two biggest keys, IMO, so far: Vinny L. and Richards have been unproductive thanks in large part to Peca and Scatchard. And the Isles transition game has been clearly more cohesive than has TB's.

Just another dull, low-scoring playoff game.

Fredrick Modin has been the best Lightning skater. Creating offense and playing a very physical game.

Tortarella needs to find some adjustments. The chess match continues.

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Isles who came into the playoffs with the worst road record,but one of the best home records of the 16 teams,get the split.

Now they get the next 2 at home

Congrats to DiPi, on his first nhl playoff shutout

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Play of the game:

As the two teams were skating off, DiPietro ran shoulder to shoulder into Khabibulin.

As Foreigner said it, "Head games, it's you and me baby"

That's why you gotta love DiPietro.
no respect for the elderly....


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Now that was the results we needed. They had me worried there for awhile because I didn't think 1-0 would be enough. Bulls-eye Jason Blake and thanks for letting us all breath a bit easier. That was a goal scorers shot that beat Khabi. right there.

Three Stars:
1. R. DIPIETRO
2. J. NIINIMAA
3. J. BLAKE

Overall a very solid start to these playoffs by the Islanders. They outplayed Tampa Bay in Game 1 and with a little better luck we would be up 2-0.

Back to the some home cooking at the old barn. It will be rocking Monday night!

LETS GO ISLANDERS!

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Islanders have played the Lightning well for two games.

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Nah not for 2 games, for 3 years.....

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Great thing about this series?

Fans on neither side are trolling, nor talking smack. Just enjoying watching and discussing good hockey, without looking to incite.

...Save for one exception, apparently.

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Great thing about this series?

Fans on neither side are trolling, nor talking smack.
You and I have different opinions of what constitutes "smack" apparently, plus you haven't seen what I've deleted from my board Trots.

If Khabibulin is elderly, I hate to think what that makes me. I won't get into what I thought of that little move by DiPietro.

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V_T_G, the whole team has played horribly for 2 games now, can't pin it all on Vinny. I know he's your favorite, but your expectations are too high for him, you're always going to be disappointed!

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Aren't many teams that have a seething hatred of the Lightning, nor vis versa; pity, I was looking forward to talking some smack


On a more serious note, I'd like to see some things to really piss some people off on the ice. This team doesn't have many TRUE rivalries. Lets start off with a few brawls and then some heated exchanges thrue the media. Maybe the DiPietro-Khabibulin encounter is just the tip of iceberg? Im really crossing my fingers on this one.


Heres to future hatred!

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If I am DiPietro, and the Islanders get kicked out of their hotel room because of Tampa Bay's "late planning", I shoulder-block Khabibulin too. And make sure he knew I meant it. Without a doubt there were some in the Isles lockerroom who appreciated that. Maybe Yashin may've not liked it since Khabi is his friend. That's about it I can think of. I don't think it was targeted directly to Khabi so much as the other teams starting goalie.

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