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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 165 - On the Bus with the Team

“Time for Barzal.”

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Mike and Dan recap the Islanders loss to the Lightning in Game 7 of the NHL semifinals and the bonds this iteration of the team formed with the people who cheer them on.

They talk about how the final game unfolded, the uncharacteristic mistake that cost the Islanders dearly, and how the team had everyone believing right up until the very end. That belief led to blurred lines between player and fan, and both sides taking the 1-0 loss that ended their season extremely hard.

Later, they recount the many ways in which the tapestry of this Islanders team was formed over each playoff series, and their hope that this roster is remembered as fondly as previous rosters that didn’t make it nearly as close to a Stanley Cup.

Along the way they read listener reviews, discuss the Islanders’ “serious cojones,” lament at how the playoffs take over your life and marvel at how Sports Pope Mike Francesa declared, “Time for Barzal” at just the right moment.

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Theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing Song: “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes.

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