That's a solid defensive win and one they had to have for anyone
still looking at the playoff picture. Defense did a very good job and
they made some of their own breaks in this one. Wings were not sharp
but the Isles outworked them in the second and had more than share of
It took about a peirod for the Isles to get skating. Yashin made a
good read to catch Howard for the 1-0 goal. Smith, Weinhandl were too
fancy and should have shot, Satan was robbed or his shot with the
open net was deflected by the defense and Yashin/York missed the net
on great chances. Can't ask for more than a 2-0 with Blake-Hunter in
York finally got a big rebound and converted and the defense did the
Two huge mistakes, one by Martinek, another by DiPietro they did not
get burned by but aside from that defense was very sharp, Sopel was
outstanding and the defensive chemistry was good all around.
They needed this...badly..