Well, goal or no goal, it doesnt matter. The Islanders drop 2 straight at home and trail Buffalo 3-1 headed to friday at the HSBC. Was it a goal? Was Miller pushed in by an Islander? It doesnt matter, does it? They are not going to start up the game again or "make it up" to the Isles in game 5. The Isles lost because they didnt bury their early chances.
Hey, remember Kozlov having Miller down and out? He couldnt lift the puck so I got to hear about the AMAZING save by Ryan Miller. Amazing? Not really. Lucky? You bet your buns!
Hey, remember Zednik sending the puck out front, Miller never saw it come out? Bergeron fires and if you look from the replay camera angle behind bergeron...he had the ENTIRE left side of the net WIDE OPEN. Where does he hit? Right in Millers crest.
Hey, remember Poti on the powerplay? Oh that was a great thing. God forbid anyone on the defense but Bergeron take a shot. Poti flubbed 3 passes on the powerplay and passed on many more shots. I nicknamed him "noodle-arms" for this game because he seemed to have no strength to push the puck, I am suprised he could even lift his stick.
Positives of this game? Mike Sillinger. Trent Hunter. Ryan Smyth. Andy Hilbert. Richard Park. These men played balls-to-the-wall hockey. They were everywhere. With the heartless play of Yashin and Satan again, Ashams vanishing act and Zednik being tossed off the puck like he was a child, the "weapons" of the Islanders were these 5 players. These players are not enough. We need to find more players LIKE them and ditch this dead weight we call "our strengths" aka Yashin, Satan, Blake, Poti.
Am I bitter about the loss? You bet I am. I personally think it was a goal, but we had MANY other chances to win and didnt bury it.