Mike and Dan recap Games 3 and 4 of the Islanders-Bruins series, the breakout of Mat Barzal and the unique Nassau Coliseum experience.
They talk about feeling confident after Game 3’s loss on a fluky goal and about the raw determination of the Islanders in a pivotal and important Game 4 win. They discuss Barzal finally scoring, his emotional outburst after the game and the reveals of his post-game presser. Mike also tells the tale of what it was like for he and his wife Emily - a Bruins fan - to attend Game 4, and what she learned about the collective psyche of Islanders fans.
Along the way they chat about the torture of watching a “fun” game live, what separates playoff teams from those who flame out (*cough* MapleLeafs *cough*), and a history of bad icings going back decades.
- Barzal talks after Game 4 about having stayed confident even before his scoring outburst.
- Definitely cool to still hate Charlie McAvoy but this story is a nice one.
- Make sure to follow @LhhPodcasts on Twitter for all Lighthouse Hockey audio releases, news and announcements.
- Our sponsor this season is VintageIceHockey.com, where you can buy shirts, hoodies and mugs featuring logos and colors of over 100 classic hockey teams, as well as our own Al Arbour tribute shirts. Each top quality item is shipped fast, and the product pages have trivia notes you can get lost in. Use the code LIGHTHOUSE15 at checkout to save 15% on your order. Our portion of all sales of the Arbour shirts or any using the discount code will be donated to the Center for Dementia Research in the name of the coach.
Please subscribe, download, rate, review or spread the word about Islanders Anxiety and all of our Lighthouse Hockey podcasts any way you can. All of it helps to raise the show's profile and maybe could get us a fancy sponsor to sell out to in the near future. And if you give us an iTunes review, write a comment here or even send us a tweet, we might just read it on our next show.
Theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.
Closing Song: “Physical” by Dua Lipa.
You can subscribe to Islanders Anxiety in any podcast app. Use either the app’s search function or enter our RSS feed.
Hosting for SB Nation podcasts is provided by Megaphone.