Key to Game 1 – Stop the Triplets

April 27, 2016

Tonight is the start of the second round (doesn’t that have a great ring to it?) The Tampa Bay Lightning have had a great deal of time to relax and wait for the winner of the Isles/Panthers series.  They had a good 5 game victory against the Wings, with their top forward and top defensemen on the shelf. And with Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman still out of the lineup,…


Isles & Wings Pregame 12.19.14

December 19, 2014

View image | The New York Islanders (21-10-0) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (17-7-8) this evening at the Joe Louis Arena. Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic return to the line-up after seeing some time on the Injured Reserve. The forward lines remain the same, so that means Josh Bailey will be on the first line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. Jaroslav Halak will be…


PreGame: 12.9.14 Isles Take On The Wild

December 9, 2014

#479539829 / The New York Islanders (19-8-0) will begin their first of three games against the Western Conference starting with the Minnesota Wild (14-10-1) tonight at 8pm in the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. The Islanders are coming off a poor penalty kill performance against the St. Louis Blues and lost 6-4. The Wild are also coming off a loss to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4. Couple of quotes from…


Audio Blog – Nov 26 – Comments from Gary

November 26, 2014

I decided that I will begin blogging as an audio blog – to continue working on my broadcasting chops. In this entry – I talk about Monday night, some thoughts about the game, as well as talk about the next few days.  Wonder if #8 is playing tonight???? It is all common knowledge, but we are the talk of the NHL lately, and it is nice getting KUDOS FINALLY THROWN…


Pens Isles – 11/22/2014

November 22, 2014

Went to pregame skate this morning. Was an optional skate, due to the late arrival of both teams. Matt Donoval, Brian Strait, Chad Johnson and Cory Conacher were the only Isles out on the ice.  The rest of the team were treated to some time with Billy Smith.  He apparently talked about some of the superstitions he had playing the game, as well as the meaning of playing at the…


Round 2: Isles Vs Pens

November 21, 2014

#464854801 / The last time the New York Islanders squared off against the Pittsburgh Penguins, They had started the season 4-0 and were on top of the Metropolitan Division, but it were the Pens who showed them who was still the team to beat. Since that 3-1 loss on October 8th, the Isles have gone 8-5 and are now in second place behind Pittsburgh. This even went on during…


Can Isles Catch Lightning In A Bottle?

November 15, 2014

The New York Islanders are looking for their 6th consecutive win as they finish their Florida road trip against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay (11-4-2) is on an offensive tear, averaging 3.53 goals a game, second behind Pittsburgh. The player to watch for the Lightning is of course Steven Stamkos who has been on a tear this year. Ben Bishop gets the start for the Lightning….


Hamonic Out For Tonight.

October 23, 2014

The latest tweet from Arthur Staple   <blockquoteclass=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”> Capuano: Hamonic(upper body) out tonight, didn’t make trip up. Day to day. Johnson in goal. Vizwith hickey. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 23, 2014 Welcome back #11 to the Lineup.  And of course, Anders Lee too.  Chad Johnson in net… Welcome back Johnny Rocket!  Give the B’s what they are missing desperately now…


Leafs Come A Blowing… Pregame Report

October 21, 2014

Back to  Fort NeverLose for tonight’s matchup against Toronto.  The Leafs have started up and down, with a shaky defense and goal.  Jonathan Bernier is the top goalie, and rumored Islander trades for James Reimer did not happen (thank goodness), is the backup. You have Dion Phaneuf, the overpriced captain – and not a lot of depth behind him on the back line.  This could be a focus on the…