2006_12_sislanderslogo.jpgAnd now it’s the Islanders turn to head out to Western Canada and based on Monday’s 4-0 thrashing, they may have the same problems the Rangers did. Early in the second, Ales Hemsky skated in on two defenders and through a harmless shot towards the net, that Rick DiPietro somehow let in and the rout was on. The Oliers added two more goals in the second and another one in the third to complete the scoring. New York outshot Edmonton 35-33, but Mathieu Garon kept the puck out of the net.

Now the Isles will hope to rebound in Vancouver and Calgary. And, as an added bonus, the Islanders won’t return home after that, they get to play in Ottawa before finally coming home to play against Montreal.