Islanders Links: 1st win celebration edition

The first win brings out the happy. Lots of love, hugs and kisses around the Islanders nation as third-period fear turns to relief, to jubilation, and to greed -- we want more, and we want it tonight in Montreal.

More links and post-game videos after the jump...

  • Isleblogger's live blog of the game: "While we wait, Sutton tipped a Jack Hillen shot from the point. They are checking to see if it was too high, being he is eight feet tall."
  • Okposo Net: Relief. "Roloson even went as far as to compare his first Islanders win to a kid attending his first pro sporting event."
  • Islanders 360: "The Isles are on pace to match their point total from last season, averaging 0.7 points per game."
  • 7th Woman: The ups and downs, from Tavares going down (briefly) to him going up, high, on Cam Ward.
  • View from Section 317: Just a happy day in Islanders Country.
  • Islanders Hockey Blog called it a "Miracle on Hempstead Turnpike." Sometimes it feels that way.
  • 7th Woman: Airs worries and grievances about the Lighthouse Project.
John Tavares on the collapse and on being the hero:

Andy Sutton sounds relieved, feels good and believes in the power of positive energy:

Scott Gordon, in his usual riveting post-game demeanor:


Florida-Buffalo: After two goals, Scott Clemmensen was pulled before two minutes had elapsed. Donnie at Litter Box Cats calls the Panthers' situation "disgusting. Embarrassing." And some other pleasantries.

In Chicago, Willie Mitchell came out of the penalty box to level Toews. Video and discussion here. Everyone will say Toews "should have had his head up," but what he really needed was awareness that the penalty was over, and therefore suddenly a third defenseman was lurking to take him out. (Note the other two d-men -- who Toews was no doubt aware of when he turned up ice -- were playing their expected position. It was the third guy, Mitchell, who only gets that opportunity if he's coming out of the box against the run of play.)

*  *  *

That's not all, but that's a healthy fly-by. If you found something interesting (you can also post a FanShot) or if you wrote something Islander-ific I missed, don't hesitate to drop a note in comments. These posts are intended to record game reactions, see what people are saying, stir a little conversation on any random topic, and spread a little linky love.

Time to take down Montreal -- we are winners, baby!

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.

Join Lighthouse Hockey

You must be a member of Lighthouse Hockey to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Lighthouse Hockey. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.