Nino Niederreiter and Ryan Strome combined for three goals and three assist to lead the storm of the New York Islanders offense in a 7-2 victory over the Boston Bruins prospects’ on Tuesday.
In what was a fast paced, physical game between both rookie teams-the tone was set early…as three fights took place in the first five seconds. The Islanders got on the board early as winger Tyler McNeely tallied the first goal six minutes into the game.
McNeely was on the same line as El Nino and Strome, was a part of a line known for its crisp passing and booming shots. If this trio can keep playing like they did last night, they will be a key part of the Islanders future.
Another part of the Isles future is Justin DiBenedetto, who gave New York a 6-0 lead with an even-strength goal. Keeper Anders Nilsson made 38 saves on 40 shots, including a huge stop on a 5-on-3 situation at the start of the second period.
Fans of the Islanders are counting down the days to not only the start of the hockey season, but the day of the third annual Islanders Children’s Foundation Day at Adventureland on Sunday, September 25th. In what should be an amazing family event, as fans will not only have access to their favorite players-but also their favorite rides.
For anyone interested in picking up the admission bracelets for that day-can do so by clicking here:
Written on September 14, 2011