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Postgame For 3/28/13: Isles Fly High In Philly

With the Islanders fresh off of their biggest win of the year in DC, they moved towards Philadelphia with the 8th seed in sight. Their eyes were certainly on the scoreboard to see what the Rangers were doing in Ottawa.

However, they needed to take control and take care of business in Philly first. Two important points were on the line.

Playing in Philly has been nothing short of a nightmare in recent years for the orange and blue. So when the road Isles went down 2-0 early, no one could have expected a come back could be in the works.

But these Islanders have shown a lot of grit and persistence on the road. They battled back behind Colin McDonald's two goal party.

Pre-Game NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers 3/28/13

Isles Continue Playoff Push Against Flyers Tonight

NY Islanders Open 3 Game Road Trip in Ottawa

NY Islanders Open 3 Game Road Trip in Ottawa (Photo: SelectiMAJ/Flickr)

Flyers Fly Past Islanders In A Record Setting Blowout

Today's game was a record setting affair. It was the worst home shut out loss in team history.

The Isles, wearing their black alternate sweaters, went down to defeat at the hands of the Flyers with a final score of 7-0. However, the game probably wasn't even that close.

Islanders vs. Maple Leafs 1/24/13: Isles Begin 5-Game Road Trip in Toronto

The New York Islanders kick off their first road trip of the season tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. It will be the first of three meetings between the two teams during the shortened 48-game season.

With healthy head coach Jack Capuano back behind the bench, the Isles came out on Monday afternoon with confidence and agility. They look to keep the momentum going tonight and pick up another two points. (Photo Credit: gbalogh/Flickr)

Don't Hit the Panic Button yet..

Fans and the like tend to want to push the panic button as soon as their team loses a couple in a row.
in this shortened season, there are those who are even quicker to jump on that magic button.

I say...Don't Panic...not yet...

Penguins beat Flyers 3-1 in opener

 

On the same sheet of ice their season ended last April, the Penguins beat the Flyers 3-1 in the opening game of the NHL’s 2012-2013 season.

Fans tuning in to see the same post-whistle fireworks were in for a surprise, though – both teams shied away from the scrums and all out brawls that filled their first round playoff series 9 months ago.

And all the offense?  Also almost non-existent.

Though, at the beginning, the Pens looked like they were about to pick up right where that playoff series left off.  On their first powerplay opportunity of the season, the 2nd unit cashed in when a Paul Martin slapper found its way past a helpless Ilya...

Flyers, Penguins Kick Off the Season in Philly

The NHL is back, and there is no better way to celebrate the return of hockey in Pennsylvania than to have its two bitter rivals battle in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will travel to Philadelphia for a 3PM show down at the Wells Fargo Center. The arena will be filled to capacity with nearly 20,000 orange-and-black-clad Flyers fans, with a little yellow sprinkled in the mix.

2013 NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings

The 2013 NHL season is no longer an 82 game marathon, but instead is a 48 game dash to the finish line.

Will teams that had multiple players skating in Europe fair better? Will veteran squads win because they will have fresh legs all season long? Only the next few months will tell.

Here are my Eastern Conference power rankings.

1. Pittsburgh Penguins – A healthyEvgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby will lead Pittsburgh deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs. The addition of veteran goalie Tomas Vokoun gives Coach Dan Bylsma a solid option if Marc-Andre Fleury falters.

2. New York Rangers – With the ...

Wedgewood's Wall Stops Walleye

The Trenton Titans improved to 5-1-0-0 on the season Friday night as they downed the Toledo Walleye 4-1 in Trenton.
As has been the recent story for the Titans, timely goaltending and strong starts paced the win.