Hockey from the Blind Side, Isles get Shut Out in Arizona to Drop Their 3rd in a Row

The New York Islanders lost to the Arizona Coyotes by the score of 1-0 last night in Glendale. In the game, rookie goaltender, Louis Domingue, stopped all 25 Islander shots he faced, while Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the only goal in the game in the 1st period. Over the last 3 games, the Isles have managed only 2 goals. The 1-0 loss to the Coyotes followed a 2-1 defeat in Colorado…

December 20, 2015

Hockey from the Blind Side, Another 2 Points in the Standings, but the Isles Need to Play Better

It took overtime, but the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3 to 2 on a Kyle Okposo goal. It was his 2nd goal of the game and 3rd point, as he also assisted on Frans Nielsen’s power play goal in the 2nd period. The 2 points collected by New York puts them at 39 points in the standings, which is good for 4th place in the Eastern…

December 13, 2015

Hockey from the Blind Side, Good Teams Find Ways to Win Games

The New York Islanders managed to pull out a win last night against the Saint Louis Blues, despite not playing well most of the night and probably deserving to lose the game. If it wasn’t for the impressive goaltending of Thomas Greiss, in fact, they Isles most likely would have been beaten badly. It was, to me, not the way I had hoped they would come out after losing at…

October 25, 2015

Hockey from the Blind Side, Another Comeback Win for the Isles and 3 Wins in a Row This Week

The New York Islanders made it 3 wins in a row and 7 out of 8 points at the Barclays Center. In addition, they have scored 14 goals over that 3 game stretch with some secondary scoring returning to the lineup. Jaroslav Halak made his season debut last night as well after Thomas Greiss played quite well during the previous two wins. On Monday, the Islanders rebounded after a rough…

October 18, 2015

Hockey from the Blind Side, Isles Drop 3 out of 4 Points to Open the 2015-16 Season

It certainly was not the way Islander fans nor the New York Islanders would have wanted to open the new season. Frankly, I was quite disappointed and, to some degree, disgusted. After they played a pretty solid game for their home opener at the Barclays Center on Friday, they played a spectacularly bad game in Chicago last night to complete the home and home with the Black Hawks. The home…

October 11, 2015

From The 300 Section – Down But NOT OUT Yet!

April 24, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… It is not over…. Nothing is over, until 4 games are won by the opposition.  And folks, that has NOT happened yet. Like Tug McGraw used to say…. YA GOTTA BELIEVE! If this does not inspire you – what will… Tomorrow is another day – the Isles still have a game to play, and the fans have another chance to give them some life….


Talk From the 300 Section – An Almost Complete Effort

April 16, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR GARY’S PODCAST… As Mike Bossy so eloquently put it last night. One down, 15 to go….  A great effort by the Isles last night.  They accomplished what the needed already – get to even when they are home on Sunday. Now – a little practice and to be ready to face a DESPERATE Washington team on Friday, with the chance to go 2-0 for Sunday.  If…


Hockey from the Blind Side, Isles Blow Their Chance for Home Ice Advantage in the 1st Round and Close Out the Final Regular Season at the Old Barn on a Disappointing Note

April 12, 2015

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR JOHN’S PODCAST… Here is my latest audio podcast. In this recording, I talk about last night’s final regular season home game at the “Old Barn” and my thoughts about the playoffs. Let me first say, which I did not touch on in the recording, that the ceremonies before the game with Jiggs McDonald commentating the video tribute to the Islanders, Claire Arbour dropping the ceremonial first…