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"The Skinny" … on the Openers By Eric Hornick The NHL released the schedule for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday.  It'...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sir Sid on the Isles

"They take chances. They pinch their [defensemen]. When they're keeping puck alive, they're going to generate things. But if you get pucks by them, you saw we got a number of odd-man rushes because of that. We just can't get sucked into making high-risk plays because they are. We get an odd-man rush, we've got to take advantage of it. I think if you look at a typical tight checking game, you get an odd-man rush, if you don't put it in, sometimes you lose that game. You don't expect to get five or six and sometimes you take it for granted. I think we just get a little too crazy on offense to get those odd-man rushes because we know they're available."
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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