Wakey, wakey (actually, that's for the Islanders, not you), there's early hockey today. I can also get if you're inclined to just pull the covers back over your head and sleep this one out...as the Isles did last game.
Last game against the Farting Cannons resulted in a touchdown scored against us. The Winnipeg "effort" wasn't really much of one. And we all know how we really
shine in Saturday daytime games. So I get the, okay, PGA, you waste your
Saturday afternoon sentiment. I think some of you know I've worked in the investment field for about 25 years, and there's a pretty common disclaimer we use in discussing investments: past performance is no guarantee of future results. I'm really, really hoping that's the case today. It needs to be, frankly.
Greiss to start in net. Casey Cizikas returns earlier than expected from a broken bone in his hand. I'd also assume Beau will be back in the lineup, so potentially Quine and/or Gionta to sit. No Boychuk, again.
Dougie better have the boys fresh because here's what he expects:
| “We’ve been in our houses now for three days. I expect a really energetic effort, a red-eye effort. I think we’ll be crazed dogs out there . . . We had to go on the ice today and wrap our heads around a couple things in our structure.”
And from the recent struggles encountered in the heat of a playoff push: “It’s like a bike race. There were seven teams a week ago, now there’s three. We’re in the separation group,” he said. “Just [try to stay] even keel. I know the world is ending here when you lose, but you go home, you wake up and we’re one point out, same place we’ve been for the last two weeks . . . We’re in a really good spot and we just have to get some consistency back.”
Good to remember, as TOR and TB also need to keep winning, so forget the potholes already hit and find a way to get to the finish line first.
Let's Go Islanders