Yeah, the Islanders were scuffling along heading into last night’s game. But with the Penguins playing their second game on back-to-back nights, and Sid suffering from an uncharacteristic case of the yips, my expectations weren’t that high.
Certainly not “first career hat tricks for Sykora and Dupuis” high. Not “3 5-on-3 power plays” high. Not even “New York dresses 20 traffic cones in Islanders sweaters” high. I would have settled for Curry holding his own and a 3-2 trapfest.
Instead, I’ll take a 9-2 laugher into Philthy. Much better.