Islanders 5, Red Wings 3 (EN): Nelson scores twice, Engvall picks up first empty netter of the season
Nelson, Cizikas, Barzal, and Engvall get on the scoresheet to give the Islanders the win in Detroit.
Imagining things only happen on Leap Days really reduces the misery. A bit.
He’s been red hot. So have the Red Wings.
Goals from Pulock, MacLean, and Horvat lead Islanders to two points on the road.
This team looks like it’s playing for Lane.
So far it probably is, or at least the most consequential.
That’ll happen when your biggest innovation as a team is finding new and exciting ways to melt down.
The New York Islanders get shutout in St. Louis and Pavel Buchnevich picks up a hat trick in a penalty-filled game of hockey.
If there are lots of penalties, there could be some comedy.
Oh look, another two-goal lead to cough up.
Mike and Dan react to the Islanders’ gut-wrenching loss in the Stadium Series game against the Rangers at MetLife Stadium and a season full of gut-wrenching losses.
The Isles had familiar travails, though Patrick Roy was pleased with improvement in the 5-on-5 play.
Joined again by podcaster and actor Michael Paul Smith, we remember when the Islanders were gifted two time Stanley Cup champion goalie Chris Osgood, who helped their quick transformation in the early 2000’s.
And the turf, too. No Achilles tears, thankfully.
For the second game in a row, the Islanders didn’t do the things, and didn’t look like they know how.
Over/under on how long it lasts?
The Isles have a no-history foe on tap to try to gain two points before the outdoor game circus begins.
Mike and Dan look back at an eventful week for the Islanders and elsewhere, with big wins, a frustrating loss, controversies up north and maybe some light tax evasion.