Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New York, New York

Even in preseason these teams hate each other! Very nice. The Rangers at Islanders game turned out to be a brawl fest with Chris Simon and Ryan Hollweg both in the line up.

The goalies had to represent, both Rick DiPietro and Al Montoya got to blows. The fight was awkward to watch with the two net minders and it looked as if DiPietro was giving pointers to the young ranger goalie Montoya before going to blows. The video is on TSN's recap about half way down. Both goaltenders were tossed after the fight as were Hollweg and Simon. Simon still needs to serve his 5 game supension for slashing Hollweg last season, he is allowed to play in preseason games.

Nice to see there is no love lost against the two squads that share a first name (NY). Bill Guerin was a little surprised at all the commotion:
''When I talked to (Mike) Sillinger, I asked if there would be any overflow from last season,'' new Islanders captain Guerin said. ''He said that it was over. He was kind of wrong.''

This should be an interesting series this year. By the way, Islanders won 5-4 in overtime.

Editors Note: Watch the fight on YouTube here.

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