The Islanders called up Taylor Beck this morning under emergency conditions for their game today in New Jersey.
“He’s played two really solid games,” Brent Thompson said. “They needed a wing, and he was one of the guys who’ve obviously played well. A number of guys could’ve went.”
In his absence at this morning’s practice, Sebastian Collberg took his spot with Alan Quine and Mike Halmo. Everything else looked new-normal.
I haven’t gotten to see anything past the box score from last night’s game, but Thompson was happy.
“I think it was a solid game,” Thompson said. “They’re a very, very hard-working team. I thought we matched their work ethic. We did a lot of good things as far as puck support. We’ve still got to clean up some turnovers, clean up some defensive-zone (coverage).” But all in all, a good one. Hey, we’ve picked things apart the past few weeks, and they’re 7-3 while playing more games than anyone but St. John’s. Not bad. Making hay.
And RIP, Al Molinaro.