Islanders lose to Capitals in OT at C...

Islanders lose to Capitals in OT at Coliseum

There are 22 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 20, 2009, titled Islanders lose to Capitals in OT at Coliseum. In it, Newsday reports that:

Through 60 minutes, Islanders goaltender Yann Danis gave up one goal to high-powered Washington, a hard power-play blast from above the left circle by last year's MVP and current league goal-scoring leader ...

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Effigy of the Forgotten

United States

#1 Jan 20, 2009
Ovechkin > the Isles

How nice of the coach to not even bother to credit his goalie, who I'm sure is trying and working as hard as he can.
skating on sand

Henderson, NV

#2 Jan 20, 2009
Nothing like a morale booster. Maybe Gordon needs to get in goal and show everyone how to play correctly and confidently.He can talk the talk but...
O_fan

Manakin Sabot, VA

#3 Jan 20, 2009
As a Caps fan, I thought the Islanders outplayed the Caps for the most part and could easily have won the game if they'd followed through on at least one or two of their opportunities. The Islanders were down some 8-10 players - I think they played a tough game considering. Not to mention that the Caps played poorly. The Caps seem always to be awful when they're expected to dominate.
Mike

Bronx, NY

#4 Jan 20, 2009
I'm sure Scott Gordon knows (a little) about hockey....but this guy as no people skills at all-
With all the out -of-work experienced coaches out there, why wouldn't Garth Snow hire one...something this team desperately needed- Logic tells me that inexperienced players need an experienced leader- W. T. F..?
Bring back Ted Nolan-
kallur

Andes, NY

#5 Jan 20, 2009
Gordon's coaching is about as impressive as his wardrobe and looks. The last time the Isles played the Caps, Ovechkin was left wide open, five feet from the net, in overtime! What happened yesterday: exact same thing -- the best player in the world left wide open, five feet fvrom the net, in overtime. Anybody remember Gene Carr? That's whom Emile Francis assigned to Yvan Cournoyer (sp?) of the Canadiens. Whenever Cournoyer was on the ice, so was Carr. Why didn't Gordon have someone assigned to Ovechkin in OT? It could have been Guerin's role.
As for the penalty, stupid stupid stupid by Witt. There was absolutely nothing to be gained by swinging his stick like that, and everything to lose -- like the game.

“she may be a murderer, but....”

Since: Dec 07

she'll ensure U cant prove it

#6 Jan 20, 2009
hmmm, would break the 2 year norm if the coach is fired after this year
ThenewislesGM

United States

#7 Jan 20, 2009
Effigy of the Forgotten wrote:
Ovechkin > the Isles
How nice of the coach to not even bother to credit his goalie, who I'm sure is trying and working as hard as he can.
I pretty much had the same opinion as I was reading this article. Yann Denis held Washington to only one goal in 60 minutes of play while it took forever for the Islanders to score just one. If anything, Yann kept that struggling offense team in the game. I can't imagine what it's like to be facing shots from Ovechkin, Backstrumm, Federov, Kozlov,Green and the rest of them. How about, if the Islanders score more goals...maybe Yann Denis can actually win a game. So far he would have had to get 3 shutouts in a row for the Islanders to win, because all they can score is 1 goal. Scott Gordon really just pushed me over the edge on this one and in some ways insulted me as an Islander fan. How stupid does he think we are.

Another note is...I just read this topic on NHL.com "A harbinger of things to come? Snow says no" The Islanders come out with this scare tactic about Kansas City, it's all over the news, it makes headlines...and then we go and deny reports after they're printed. This is crazy. How are you suppossed to scare Nassau County if your denying the possibility of moving. Now you say, it's just a preseason game? It's just pure coincidence this happened? Excuse me for my Pineapple Express quote, but I'm Flabbergasted by the things management says sometimes. I just don't understand it. Garth Snow, is going to wind up making me see a shrink. Are there any shrinks out there....?
NOKC

Middle Island, NY

#8 Jan 20, 2009
Danis has played very well, Gordon is idiot if he " has to watch it" Has he not been watching the last four games. If he has he would have noticed more of a lack of scoring. He should really get on the case of the offense for not burying the puck.
Choo Choo Charlie

United States

#9 Jan 20, 2009
They are joke, who cares anymore. Just go to Kansas City and put it to bed.
Albuquerque Mike

AOL

#10 Jan 20, 2009
Gordon has diarrhea of the mouth!
skating on sand

Henderson, NV

#11 Jan 20, 2009
What guarantee does the team have of making it in Kansas City? they had a team and it moved because of lack of fan support. Does anyone think that the fans are going to support another losing team? The "scouts" were an expansion team so there was an excuse for losing, the Islanders are an established team who is losing and not getting any better. Why would the fans go to see them?
jcee

Summerville, SC

#12 Jan 20, 2009
why does gordon keep saying after the games.."i dont know, ill have to watch it" WTF hes on the bench, hes not watching? i dont understand this guy at all...from his BS system to his interviews and comments...this guy is a moron...the vets hate the system and the kids are trying to learn a system that doesnt work!!!!!!
Battfist

United States

#13 Jan 20, 2009
Albuquerque Mike wrote:
Gordon has diarrhea of the mouth!
Ok terdeherder...
Battfist

United States

#14 Jan 20, 2009
ThenewislesGM wrote:
<quoted text>
I pretty much had the same opinion as I was reading this article. Yann Denis held Washington to only one goal in 60 minutes of play while it took forever for the Islanders to score just one. If anything, Yann kept that struggling offense team in the game. I can't imagine what it's like to be facing shots from Ovechkin, Backstrumm, Federov, Kozlov,Green and the rest of them. How about, if the Islanders score more goals...maybe Yann Denis can actually win a game. So far he would have had to get 3 shutouts in a row for the Islanders to win, because all they can score is 1 goal. Scott Gordon really just pushed me over the edge on this one and in some ways insulted me as an Islander fan. How stupid does he think we are.
Another note is...I just read this topic on NHL.com "A harbinger of things to come? Snow says no" The Islanders come out with this scare tactic about Kansas City, it's all over the news, it makes headlines...and then we go and deny reports after they're printed. This is crazy. How are you suppossed to scare Nassau County if your denying the possibility of moving. Now you say, it's just a preseason game? It's just pure coincidence this happened? Excuse me for my Pineapple Express quote, but I'm Flabbergasted by the things management says sometimes. I just don't understand it. Garth Snow, is going to wind up making me see a shrink. Are there any shrinks out there....?
Did you even watch the game?
Lets be real and honest...
Yann Danis didnt make any brilliant saves yesterday. He played a decent game...but nowhere near brilliant. In fact the first goal allowed was a soft one.
The players executed Gordon's system-and the system slowed down the Caps. The Caps hardly had rushes into the Isles zone. Give credit where credit is due.
I'll be the first to admit our team lacks a scoring threat...Streit is our threat when he is moving the puck up the ice.

All Im saying is give Gordon a break-he is not the blame for this years 20 win season. But this team isnt that bad. Thats why I believe rebuilding this team can be done in a couple of years...I wouldnt be surprised if they are battling for a playoff spot next year.

Lets go Islanders!!!
Matty

Red Creek, NY

#15 Jan 20, 2009
Battfist wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you even watch the game?
Lets be real and honest...
Yann Danis didnt make any brilliant saves yesterday. He played a decent game...but nowhere near brilliant. In fact the first goal allowed was a soft one.
The players executed Gordon's system-and the system slowed down the Caps. The Caps hardly had rushes into the Isles zone. Give credit where credit is due.
I'll be the first to admit our team lacks a scoring threat...Streit is our threat when he is moving the puck up the ice.
All Im saying is give Gordon a break-he is not the blame for this years 20 win season. But this team isnt that bad. Thats why I believe rebuilding this team can be done in a couple of years...I wouldnt be surprised if they are battling for a playoff spot next year.
Lets go Islanders!!!
20 wins..........aren't you the optimist.
ThenewislesGM

United States

#16 Jan 20, 2009
Battfist wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you even watch the game?
Lets be real and honest...
Yann Danis didnt make any brilliant saves yesterday. He played a decent game...but nowhere near brilliant. In fact the first goal allowed was a soft one.
The players executed Gordon's system-and the system slowed down the Caps. The Caps hardly had rushes into the Isles zone. Give credit where credit is due.
I'll be the first to admit our team lacks a scoring threat...Streit is our threat when he is moving the puck up the ice.
All Im saying is give Gordon a break-he is not the blame for this years 20 win season. But this team isnt that bad. Thats why I believe rebuilding this team can be done in a couple of years...I wouldnt be surprised if they are battling for a playoff spot next year.
Lets go Islanders!!!
A playoff spot next year....how does any signs of this year point to a playoff spot next year. Do you think John Tavares is magically going to change things. He's only going to do so much. He'll have a 50 point season at best. Especially being on a team with a bunch of guys who are still looking for a scoring touch themselves. It's going to take many more years before we can contend for a playoff spot. And go past the first round. I don't want to see playoffs unless we can go past the first round. I'd rather get another draft pick and maybe land on the next Zach Parisi. Another person we passed up on.

This entire situation is going to take many years before we can be a contending team and be a threat in the Atlantic.

Since: Dec 08

Edmonton, Canada

#17 Jan 20, 2009
DiPietro has officially been shutdown for the remainder of the season.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2009/01/20/dip...
OnlyAsGoodAsYour LastCup

Clifton, NJ

#18 Jan 20, 2009
It would be a real shame if they moved.
Not good for the NHL.
Wang should really sell. I know he loses money and all that but he is losing the team for his own ego.
Let em go.
aka

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Jan 21, 2009
ThenewislesGM wrote:
<quoted text>
I pretty much had the same opinion as I was reading this article. Yann Denis held Washington to only one goal in 60 minutes of play while it took forever for the Islanders to score just one. If anything, Yann kept that struggling offense team in the game. I can't imagine what it's like to be facing shots from Ovechkin, Backstrumm, Federov, Kozlov,Green and the rest of them. How about, if the Islanders score more goals...maybe Yann Denis can actually win a game. So far he would have had to get 3 shutouts in a row for the Islanders to win, because all they can score is 1 goal. Scott Gordon really just pushed me over the edge on this one and in some ways insulted me as an Islander fan. How stupid does he think we are.
Another note is...I just read this topic on NHL.com "A harbinger of things to come? Snow says no" The Islanders come out with this scare tactic about Kansas City, it's all over the news, it makes headlines...and then we go and deny reports after they're printed. This is crazy. How are you suppossed to scare Nassau County if your denying the possibility of moving. Now you say, it's just a preseason game? It's just pure coincidence this happened? Excuse me for my Pineapple Express quote, but I'm Flabbergasted by the things management says sometimes. I just don't understand it. Garth Snow, is going to wind up making me see a shrink. Are there any shrinks out there....?

I too thought i needed a shrink some time ago, i also thought about having a frontal lobotomy also, until i tried alcohol, now i am happy that i found out i would rather,
have a bottle in front of me,
then a frontal lobotomy.
aka

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Jan 21, 2009
jcee wrote:
why does gordon keep saying after the games.."i dont know, ill have to watch it" **** hes on the bench, hes not watching? i dont understand this guy at all...from his BS system to his interviews and comments...this guy is a moron...the vets hate the system and the kids are trying to learn a system that doesnt work!!!!!!

I read that Gordon has said he is not interested in wins or losses, for the rest of this season, just wants the kids to learn his system, i guess that means eff the fans who pay good money to attend the games, what a crock of BS!

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