Just when you think you have this New York Islanders team figured out, they go out and do something crazy. They basically did everything right in this match, against a team you’d give them little chance to crush. This game, on national TV no less, saw the Islanders steamroll the Penguins 4-1 and they did little wrong. There weren’t many low spots for the team. They did a good job defensively, clearing rebounds and getting the goaltender good looks. Nabokov was strong in net, and even Marty Reasoner got in on the action with an assist.
This is an important stretch for the Isles in the race to 48, and if they can pull off a point they’ll have had a successful road trip.