Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Not A Good Night For Islander Prospects Either

Tuesday night was not a good night for New York Islander prospects either as the only two to see action had so-so games.

In Shawinigan, Kirill Kabanov (NYI 2010 3rd) saw his 7 game scoring streak come to a crashing halt as Kabanov and his Shawinigan Cataractes were spanked 5-1 by the Gatineau Olympiques. The loss also snapped a 3 game winning streak that the Cataractes were on.

Not a whole lot of nice things to say about this game as Kabanov did have 4 good scoring chances but overall as a whole the Cataractes were just not able to get anything past Olympique goalie Francois Lacerte.

Still Kabanov went 6-9-15 during his streak and one game is not going to make or break his season. It is extremely doubtful but a case can be made for Kabanov to be named to Team Russia's entry for the World Under-20 championships next month.

A rare Tuesday night game for 4th ranked Notre Dame became a rare scoreless game for Anders Lee (NYI 2009 6th) as for just the 2nd time this season Lee failed to score in a game. Unlike Kabanov's Cataractes, Notre Dame was able to defeat 10th ranked Western Michigan 3-2.

Lee in our book just never got into the flow of the game and some credit should go to Western Michigan as they made sure that Lee never really got any good looks. Teammate and fellow prospect Robbie Russo (NYI 2011 4th) had a better evening earning the primary assist on Notre Dame's 2nd goal of the game in the second period.

Russo a freshman defender for Notre Dame has quietly worked his way up to top pair (he got the start tonight). One thinks that Notre Dame was just a bit guilty of looking past Western Michigan and more towards huge matchup against 3rd ranked Boston College.

To be honest we know we are very guilty of it as we have had this game circled all season long. The best Islander big man prospect going against the Ranger's best prospect.

Circle this game folks Friday night on the CBS College Sports Network as Chris Kreider and

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