UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Boston Bruins might do well to wear construction-worker hard hats when they visit the Nassau Coliseum today rather than their regular hockey helmets.
The New York Islanders are a disaster area.
Since the calendar turned to ’09, the Islanders are 0-5-0. And they’ve been outscored 19-13 over that span. Things are ugly on Long Island and might be getting uglier. With Rick DiPietro battling a balky knee and Joey MacDonald suffering a groin injury Tuesday, the Isles could be forced to use No. 3 on their depth chart — Yann Danis — between the pipes. Heck, goaltending coach Mike Dunham was ready to sign up and suit up Tuesday is necessary. (more…)