Quick thread following the Islanders' OT loss to Pittsburgh in Game 6.
John Tavares is great, Marc-Andre Fleury is not, and the New York Islanders and PIttsburgh Penguins are tied in their series heading to Game 5.
Unreal seats folks, the player's spare sticks are literally my left arm rest during the games and I can hear some conversations on the bench.
The Islanders close out their home schedule with a win, and Stan Fischler tries to amp up Evgeni Nabokov with a theme song before they hit the road.
In hockey they have "three stars of the game," in soccer you'll often hear of one "man of the match." We don't want to hold ourselves to any specific number, but we do want to provide a forum to pick your standouts of a given game. This feature will
Travis Hamonic and Andrew MacDonald were tasked with checking the Claude Giroux line, and they did so save for one early hiccup.
Matt Martin, Michael Grabner and Andrew MacDonald draw our notice after the Islanders' 4-2 win over the Lightning.
It's still a good and dangerous unit, but the Isles powerplay is failing them at a critical point in the season.