Today many were wondering will Rick DiPietro play in Game 2 tommorow night at the HSBC Arena. Well we won't find that answer out until tommorow afternoon after the game day skates. Now if i was Ted Nolan i think i would go with the guy that got the islanders in to the playoffs and the hot goalie who would be Wade Dubielewicz. Nothing against the ability of US born Goaltender Rick DiPietro, but the guy is coming off his 2nd concussion in less than a month. I think that DiPietro has a good career in front of him and if i were the islanders i would not risk my franchise player.
On to what will be for sure tommorow night. The Islanders will be looking to get on the board and tie the series at 1 going back to Long Island. However Lindy's Sabres will be looking to make the gap bigger. This is a must win for the Islanders, because if they go back to the Island down 2-0 it might all be over except for the fat lady singing. I expect the Islanders to challege the Sabres more on the forecheck and there defensemen jumping up in the play unlike last night. The Sabres will bring the same game to the table in Game 2 like they did in Game 1. If the Sabres PP does what they did last night the Islanders are going to have to stop taking the stupid penalties that cost them last night. The Sabres PK unit pick up were it left off at the end of the regular season killing off all 3 shortman situations. The key to the PK is to keep big forward Ryan Smyth away from the front of the net allowing Ryan Miller to see the puck clearly. It should be a good one in the Arena tommorow night.