New York Islanders games, like all sports and awards shows and who knows what else, always elicit their own special ... flair on the many social media platforms that
waste every waking moment of dominate our age.
The Islanders' big 3-0 shutout of their rival New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden was no different. Here's a collection of a few that may crash your browser. Proceed if you enjoy, add more in comments if you so desire...
The Visuals of Defeat
This is always a joyous sight, the poor King sitting on a damaged throne:
@Schultz88 @islandermania pic.twitter.com/OJIlHCPtCa— T (@Riz2525) January 14, 2015
The Sounds of Victory
This is always a joyous sound, reverberating as it did for both meetings at the Garden this season:
The Recognition of "Oooh, our cap space WAS an asset!"
As previously shared in the recap: When Boychuk administered nashus interruptus.
GIF: Boychuk knocks down Nash. God I miss him so much cc @cessner86 http://t.co/wDjniKfPZO— Steph (@myregularface) January 14, 2015
Lot's of nashing of teeth on that hit.
-ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles, in the game thread
(Speaking of game threads, at the end of victories by the bottom they get rather...giffy.)
The Obligation to Party
@PartyCity @NYIslanders @Schultz88 @MichaelWillhoft Currently partying it up at Party City! pic.twitter.com/7bqUiEa6vP— Chris Scheben (@Scheben) January 14, 2015
That last one maybe needs some explaining. After wins (I think just after wins?), Party City sends tweets out about...well I don't recall exactly, but somehow there is a sponsorship connecting post-game celebration with Party City. And thus there are fan jokes on Twitter about just how party hard we're gonna party at Party City.
It is a thing that is both odd and beautiful in the 21st-century's high-volume communications era, where we all -- we being corporations, because corporations are people too -- just want to be noticed. The fact these two took to the road to carry out their joke at their local Party City is perfect. (Their responses afterward are likewise fantastic.)
Life is about Choices
Sooooo.... Dan Boyle? pic.twitter.com/UJ3AL9JuDF— Eyes on Isles (@eyesonislesFS) January 14, 2015
It's been a while since an Islanders goalie got a shutout at the Garden. (What, no Joey MacDonald?):
Almost nowhere to shoot! MT @TedStarkey Last Islanders goalie to get a shutout at MSG was Billy Smith, Dec. 17, 1975. pic.twitter.com/nkHIaUvNHu— Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) January 14, 2015
Always Back to the Knicks
I don't follow the basketball, but this sounds bad:
The Islanders are about 12 minutes away from having one less win at MSG this season than the Knicks.— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) January 14, 2015
Cats: Cannot Be Trusted, But Remain Cute
From Dan's "Post-Game Re-Cat" on the LHH Facebook page (you can follow/like us here):
Hey, Let's Get in on This Train for PR Points
From your friendly, always efficient local rail service:
A lot of happy Islanders fans on the trains out of Penn right now! Rangers fans are not as happy...— LIRR (@LIRR) January 14, 2015
Oh, the humanity.