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Jack Capuano said Friday morning that the Islanders’ game with the Predators on Friday night at Nassau Coliseum is “a big game for a few guys.”
He wouldn’t elaborate, as usual, but let’s take a look at the evidence from this preseason to see who needs to have a productive night:
Like any rookie, Donovan needs to take advantage of an opportunity in a game. He’s definitely...Read more »
Some notes from Thursday’s Isles-Devils game in Newark:
-- Jack Capuano was particularly pleased with the work of his very inexperienced defense against a Devils team that had about 75 percent of its opening night roster on the ice. Griffin Reinhart, Ryan Pulock, Andrey Pedan and Scott Mayfield all played very capably; Mike Dalhuisen, the 24-year-old out of The Netherlands and Quinnipiac University...Read more »
BOSTON -- Rookie Anders Lee was a healthy scratch for the second straight game and third time in the five games since he joined the team on April 1.
Capuano has been wary of dropping the 22-year-old into tough situations against speedy opponents. Lee was on the ice for all four goals against in the two games he played, though he did score a goal in his NHL debut.
Lee joined Marty Reasoner,...Read more »
Lee, one of the more coveted and NHL-ready prospects on the Islanders' depth chart, informed Garth Snow over the weekend that Lee will stay at Notre Dame for his junior year.
The 22-year-old Lee led the Irish with 17 goals this past season, which ended with disappointment after Notre Dame, which held the No. 1 college ranking for much of the early part of the season, failed to receive an at-large...Read more »