Green Lantern

The Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck, left, tangles with the Capitals’ Curtis Glencross during Game 3 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 19, 2015 at Nassau Coliseum. (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Fourth Line Having A Ball Bringing The Boom To The Capitals

The Islanders came out like guided missiles to begin Game 3, launching themselves at everything that moved. And to absolutely no one’s surprise, the fourth line led the way.

04/20/2015

Ryan Strome celebrates after scoring a second-period goal in the Islanders' 4-1 win over the Capitals in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series in Washington on April 15, 2015. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capellini: With An Effort Most Didn’t Expect, Islanders Grew Up In A Hurry In Game 1

The Islanders were simply a different team in Game 1 than the one that went just 6-8-5 over the season’s final quarter. They imposed their will against the Capitals.

04/16/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak looks behind him following a goal by the Flyers in the third period on April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Doing An Absolutely Wonderful Job Making A Mess Of Everything

It happened so fast on Tuesday night, there wasn’t time to feel much of anything except total shock. The anger came later.

04/08/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: With Playoffs Looming, Islanders Need Halak To Be Their MVP The Rest Of The Way

Jaroslav Halak is a very good goaltender. But does he have the game to help take the Islanders to the next level? We’re going to find out.

03/30/2015

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Revis’ Return A Clear Sign Of Jets’ New Commitment To Winning

Forever feeling cut off at the knees, the Jets fan is walking a little taller this day.

03/11/2015

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

How good are the Islanders? We’re going to find out as they are set to begin a brutal seven-game road trip through Western Canada and points elsewhere.

12/31/2014

Rex Ryan greets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley with a hug during pregame workout on Dec. 28, 2014. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Rex Was The Right Guy For Jets And Deserved Better Than He Got

Somebody should thank this man for his service. He deserves it and then some.

12/29/2014

Wide receiver Eric Decker of the New York Jets lines up against the Chicago Bears during a game at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 22, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Decker Deserves A Lot More Respect Than He Receives

Eric Decker has persevered during a tough first season with the Jets, slowly proving that he’s not a product of someone else’s greatness.

12/15/2014

Percy Harvin of the New York Jets pulls in a pass in the fourth quarter on Dec. 7, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Jets May Be A Mess, But Harvin Trade Should Bode Well For Future

Despite all the mistakes that have led to fans literally taking it upon themselves to force John Idzik out, the Jets’ general manager did make one decision that has worked out well for his 2-11 team.

12/08/2014

The Jets’ Chris Ivory, right, recovers a fumble by Geno Smith during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 1, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Gotta Hand It To The Jets, They Never Cease To Amaze

Let’s be serious. Forget the Raiders and the Rams. Why don’t the Jets just move to Los Angeles? They certainly aren’t serving any purpose here.

12/02/2014

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, makes a chest save on Colorado’s  Jamie McGinn, left, during the second period at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Real Deal Because Usual Weaknesses Are Now Strengths

The mob formed at the gate armed with pitchforks and torches. It mattered little that it was just the eighth game of the season. The crowd wanted blood. They wanted Jaroslav Halak’s head on a stick.

11/13/2014

Jets quarterback Geno Smith, left, throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 26, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: If Geno Is Still In The Picture, Jets Better Make Timeout Brief

This Sunday’s game in Kansas City means nothing to me. Michael Vick can throw five touchdown passes and the Jets can put forth their best effort of the season on both sides of the ball and it won’t mean jack.

10/29/2014

Former Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Idzik Deserves A Gold Star For Bringing Harvin To The Jets

There’s a common misconception about the Percy Harvin trade that needs to be cleared up before we can all move forward. The Jets didn’t do it to save their season.

10/21/2014

Geno Smith is sacked during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: The Jets Are 1-6 By Design — And Don’t You Ever Forget It

They never cease to amaze. The Jets have always owned the patent on inventive ways to lose, but Thursday night’s defeat was their most maddening failure in some time.

10/17/2014

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano watches from the bench during a game against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 12, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Capellini: It Really Is Now Or Never For Islanders Head Coach Capuano

For the first time in ages, the Islanders are built to contend. It’s now on fifth-year head coach Jack Capuano to get this team to the next level. Will he? We’re certainly going to find out.

10/09/2014

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