After getting some help in the race last night, the Islanders need to capitalize.
First ever Weird Islanders guest Carey Haber is back to chat with Mike and Dan about Justin Papineau, the vaunted return in the trade of Chris Osgood that turned out to not be.
On March 1, the Islanders are still alive.
Islanders 5, Red Wings 3 (EN): Nelson scores twice, Engvall picks up first empty netter of the season
Nelson, Cizikas, Barzal, and Engvall get on the scoresheet to give the Islanders the win in Detroit.
Imagining things only happen on Leap Days really reduces the misery. A bit.
He’s been red hot. So have the Red Wings.
Goals from Pulock, MacLean, and Horvat lead Islanders to two points on the road.
This team looks like it’s playing for Lane.
So far it probably is, or at least the most consequential.
The New York Islanders get shutout in St. Louis and Pavel Buchnevich picks up a hat trick in a penalty-filled game of hockey.
If there are lots of penalties, there could be some comedy.
Oh look, another two-goal lead to cough up.
Mike and Dan react to the Islanders’ gut-wrenching loss in the Stadium Series game against the Rangers at MetLife Stadium and a season full of gut-wrenching losses.
The Isles had familiar travails, though Patrick Roy was pleased with improvement in the 5-on-5 play.
Joined again by podcaster and actor Michael Paul Smith, we remember when the Islanders were gifted two time Stanley Cup champion goalie Chris Osgood, who helped their quick transformation in the early 2000’s.
And the turf, too. No Achilles tears, thankfully.
For the second game in a row, the Islanders didn’t do the things, and didn’t look like they know how.