New York Islanders
It shouldn’t have been this way. There should’ve been more hockey to be played.
If you happen to see Kevin Connolly today in SoHo, give him a hug. “I’m devastated,” the actor told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton.
At Wikipedia, the change has already been made. Barclays Center is listed as the Islanders’ home arena.
Monday’s elimination ends the Islanders’ playing days at Nassau Coliseum, which opened in 1972 and saw its last game Saturday in Game 6.
Braden Holtby only needed to make 10 saves Monday night, lifting the Washington Capitals past the New York Islanders 2-1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Before going to break the guys took a call from a dear friend of the show and struggling Islanders fan Kevin Connolly, who was having trouble getting to sleep after the Game 7 stinker.
He had a good, but not great, regular season. So far he’s been very good in the playoffs. Now the Islanders need Jaroslav Halak to be exceptional. And history suggests he should be.
There’s only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it has stood the test of time — lots and lots and lots of time — as one of the great games in postseason annals.
Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.
The Islanders made a statement on Thursday night. In fact, they made such a big statement, that most of their fourth line spent a good part of the game serving penalty time.
Game 5 goes to the Caps, who can end the best-of-seven series Saturday in what could be the Islanders’ final appearance at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders have mostly carried the play through the first four games of their opening-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, but the series is tied nonetheless.
Four games are in the books and the Islanders could’ve conceivably won all of them. Nevertheless, they find themselves neck-and-neck with the Capitals heading into Thursday’s Game 5.
Islanders captain John Tavares issued a warning to the Washington Capitals after watching veteran teammate Lubomir Visnovsky crumple to the ice following a big check.
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