Thursday, August 18, 2011
SI: Isles viewing party will be game vs Sabres on 2/13 -- not Penguins brawlgame
SI.com is reporting that the Isles viewing party game on Friday night will not be the Isles-Penguins brawlfest. Rather, apparently MSG will re-air the following Islander game, a 7-6 Islander overtime win in Buffalo.
The "replacement game" includes hat tricks by Michael Grabner and Drew Stafford and the Islander debut (in relief) of Al Montoya.
As I noted in The Skinny that night, "The high scoring contest did not include a fight, which was quite a change from the Isles' game on Saturday which included 346 penalty minutes, 183 on the Islanders. Both marks were club records."
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