Putting the puck on net is never a poor choice in hockey. Against the New York Islanders, winners of one match in 20 tries, testing the goaltender is especially encouraged. Shorthanded, Bryan Little decided to put this theory to work in an offensive-zone face-off on Saturday.â†µ
Little broke a 3-3 deadlock with that wise strategy and the Atlanta Thrashers squeaked by via a 5-4 decision. Losing his focus at the wrong time, Rick DiPietro looked as if he had just woken up from a delightful dream to learn that it wasn't real. Well, this goal may best symbolize the nightmare that he and the Islanders' organization are living this season.