Thursday, January 17, 2008

Islanders dunk Devils again-2008 trip schedule decided

The New Jersey Devils just cannot seem to get past their neighbors from Long Island,the New York Islanders.
Last night in a close game,the Islanders still did enough to get by with a 3-1 win.
Just as it seems that Marty Brodeur always finds a way to nip Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres,Rick DiPietro finds a way to beat the Devils.
Brodeur only allowed 2 goals (the third Islander goal was an empty netter),but only Travis Zajac in the 3rd period was able to beat DiPietro.
Zajac's goal (9) was a tip in of a Brian Gionta shot that gave New Jersey hope,but was the only offense of the evening.
John Madden missed the contest in order to avoid an infection of his slashed ankle that was suffered the Devils win over Buffalo last time out.
Madden is expected to return for Friday's game vs the Florida Panthers.

Bullpen Notes

The work is done and the decisions have been made for the 2008 minor league tour.
One possible game and date could be added at a later date,but for now,they are as follows..
August 10th
Greensboro NC-2:00
Augusta Greenjackets (Giants) at Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins)
Kannapolis NC-7:00
Greenville Drive (Red Sox) at Kannapolis Intimidators (White Sox)
August 11th
Hickory NC-7:00
Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins) at Hickory Crawdads (Pirates)
August 12th
Winston-Salem NC-7:00
Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals) at Winston Salem Warthogs (White Sox)
August 13th
Pulaski VA-7:00
Bluefield Orioles (Orioles) at Pulaski Mariners (Mariners)

Possiblity depending on later events
August 9th
Lynchburg VA-6:00
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Braves) at Lynchburg Hillcats (Pirates)

On the Signing Front
Mail signatures from Hockey Hall of Famers Clark Gilles and Joe Mullen,former Bruin All-Star Rick Middleton,former well traveled defenseman Mike Lalor and former Flame Rejean Lemelin.

Photo Credit
Zajac-Rich Schultz-AP Photo


Wooden U. Lykteneau said...

Great to see you're doing another travelogue -- last year's trip was my favorite to read about since my boys aren't quite old enough to appreciate it.

Shawn said...

Thanks,We were hoping to make a shot over to Knoxville this year,but the sked did not work out,since the top priority was to see a game in Winston Salem before the Warthogs move into their new stadium.

LMK when you plan on a Hagerstown shot,we will hook up at the "historic" Municipal Stadium!