NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Don’t look now, but the Islanders are for real.
Die-hard fans have been screaming all along about New York’s turnaround. It just took the rest of us a little time to catch up.
You have our attention now, thanks to two wins (and a third that could have been) over the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. The roof nearly blew off Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday night during Game 4, a wild 6-4 win that knotted the best-of-seven playoff series at 2-2.
“It’s been pretty incredible the way the people have embraced us and being back in the playoffs, and obviously getting a win last night,” Islanders star John Tavares told WFAN radio’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “They’re hungry for it.”