Mike and Dan hash out the Islanders’ Game 4 loss to the Hurricanes and the bizarre, inexplicable decisions made by both the players and the officials.
The follow up to Game 3’s proud (and historic) euphoria was a massive letdown for a fanbase that was ready to explode from the opening faceoff. The Islanders seemed ready, too... until a curious call knocked them off the rails. They never really recovered and made the same mistakes they’ve been making all series enroute to a critical defeat.
Heading back to Raleigh for Game 5, the team that’s never just “due” just needs to earn the right to keep playing.
Later, the hosts review some rare praise the Islanders received after Game 3, look at some series from around the NHL and shoutout a returning celebrity fan.
- Here’s some of that praise. It’s nice to see the lightbulb come on for someone.
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