Above Average Thoughts From An Average Guy
Does this look like a guy who has a hard time scoring? Maybe not in the sack, but on the ice, yea.
At least until last night.
David Ullstrom, rookie left winger for the New York Islanders, finally got one past the goalkeeper, last night at the Coliseum, scoring his first goal in the National Hockey League. The goal contributed to a 5-1 romping of the Tampa Bay Lightning which extended the Islanders’ point streak to 5 games.
John Tavares broke a scoring slump of his own last night, slapping one past Lightning goalie, Mathieu Garon, to tie the game 1-1 in the first period. The goal was Tavres’ first in the last 14 games. He also added an assist to the points column, after Matt Moulson’s mustache capped off the night with the 5th goal for the Islanders.
The Moulstache has been on tear, scoring at least one goal in the past 5 games. The face fur is rumored to possess similar powers as that of a Unicorn’s horn. I don’t care if Matt Moulson the mortal isn’t getting any play with the ladies; on the ice, the dude is a Greek god. The only chance the opposition has in stopping it, is to shave the hairy beast right there on the ice. Sign Dwayne Robertson from D2, rope him up, and shave it off. It’s your only option.
The win marks the Islanders continued effort to not be the worst team in the Eastern Conference.
The team is now within 1 point of being the third worst in the Eastern Conference and 4 points out of catching fellow Atlantic Division rivals, the New Jersey Devils. If the Islanders can keep this pace of 7 points per week, they may pull themselves into relevancy by 2012.
Next up for the Isles is the 2010 Stanely Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.
New York is hoping to call their own number this time around, after losing to the Hawks in a shootout less than a week ago. Patrick Kane and Jonathon Towes will need to call a locksmith tomorrow night, as their keys to the city are unlikely to open shit in Nassau County.