Isles Lose Season Opener To The Rangers

October 14, 2016

From the New York Islanders: On a night full of new faces and new line combinations, it was a pair of old running mates that accounted for the New York Islanders’ offense.  Cal Clutterbuck, Casey Cizikas and Nikolay Kulemin mounted a comeback effort for the Islanders, but the effort of the energetic trio was not enough, as the Isles fell to the New York Rangers 5-3 at Madison Square Garden…


Isles Giveaway Game To The Canucks

January 7, 2015

There’s not much to write about this game after the Matt Martin goal that gave the New York Islanders a 1-0 lead against the Vancouver Canucks. The Islanders had too many giveaways that the Canucks capitalized on. Truthfully after what I saw in Edmonton, which again wasn’t much, I turned off the TV once the score was 3-1. The penalty kill was decent but the power play was non existent…


Johnny Rockets Blasts Isles to Victory

December 30, 2014

Audio Commentary here…. Click on button to listen Yes – another three goal lead swallowed up by the visitors.  However, this one was not like the previous three that were losses by the blue and orange. There was fight in this team. There was no sulking on the bench.  The staff was behind them.  They were playing with focus.  The reason was simple for the team losing their lead. The…


Isles Got 21 – Defeat Devs in Shootout

December 16, 2014

This was a testament to the level of character and a testament to the intestinal fortitude of this hockey club. This was a game that the Islanders should have LOST. No doubt about it – last year’s team would have suffered a defeat, and the fans like us would be screaming bloody murder. Not this time.  The Isles salvaged another one.  Hey – but a W is a W. JT…


Audio Blog – December 7 – Tough on Against the Blues

December 7, 2014

Unfortunately, the Isles did not finish the job for Bobby. On the day where they honored number 23 at the Coliseum, the Isles lost whatever momentum that they had in a 3 goal first period, and fell flat – as they lost to the Blues 6-4, Saturday afternoon. The Isles are now back in a first place tie with the Pittsburgh Penguins atop the Metro Division. The Blues dumped Jake…


Sharks Bite Isles 3-1; Sinking But Not Sunk

November 2, 2014

Click here for the recap. Click here for the box score. Quotes: Kyle Okposo: “I thought we played a pretty solid game, but they got a lucky bounce to go up 2-1,” Okposo said. “It happens sometimes, but we need to do more to win.” Travis Hamonic: “I felt like we were throwing lots of pucks at the net, but these Western teams don’t give up much.” Travis Hamonic said….


It Is Way Too Early To Drink The Champagne Right Now, But BE HAPPY!

October 15, 2014

About 12 hours after the final hooter blew at MSG, the Isles fans left the arena as happy as a pig in slop! As well they should be.  What the fan base got out of this team, after an OK first and second period, was an onslaught. JT said it perfectly in the second intermission; they were making mistakes and getting a little too cute. They had to get back…


Johnny Boychuk for President!!!

October 11, 2014

I know that he is from Edmonton, but I would vote for him… If there ever was a storybook beginning, this was IT! A PP marker on his first shot as an Islanders, and assisting on two others.  It usually takes our defensemen at least 3 or 4 games to get 3 points.  He did that in less than half a game. Not only was he contributing offensively, but on…


Hello Brooklyn!

September 27, 2014

The Islanders were at the Barclays Center yesterday for their exhibition game against the New Jersey Devils. Isles Talk was there as I came in from Pennsylvania to see the game and take in the Barclays experience. I go to at least 7-10 Islanders games a year while visiting the Prudential Center on occasion. I usually take the Tappan Zee Bridge and eventually get to the Throgs Neck and Long Island,…