The following is from the November 1 NY Times "Slap Shot" column:
nothing scarier that what’s happening on Long Island. Three games ago the Islanders were doormats with one regulation win to their credit. But then they beat the Rangers, got two points off the Capitals — and on Saturday night they obliterated Buffalo as if the Sabres were one of those scale-model Tokyos in an old monster movie. Something humungous may be awakening in the trackless depths off the East Coast, a Godzilla in blue and orange.