2006_12_sislanderslogo.jpgThe Islanders keep giving Garth Snow a reason to believe. Thursday it was a 1-0 victory over Tampa Bay that put New York back into a playoff spot.

New York welcomed back Chris Simon from his latest suspension, but the Uniondale crowd didn’t exactly welcome Simon. When he skated his first shift the boos were louder than the cheers, but things settled down and Simon ended up with nine uneventful shifts on the night.

It was Miroslav Satan who broke the tie with his 14th goal of the season early in the third period and Rick DiPietro made 32 saves to make it stand up. The Islanders have now won six-straight, after losing seven-straight, will the recent turnaround prompt Garth to make a move before the trading deadline?