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NY • United States • 2011 Years Old • Male
What an ending!!!!

I am ALMOST at a loss for words right now. 2 months ago this would have been another loss however this new and improved version of the Islanders continues to shock and awe people.

Michael "The Rocket" Grabner scored AGAIN and Josh Bailey notched his first goal in 20+ games.

This team continues to amaze me. I can't say I am all that surprised however I never imagined this. The chemistry is flowing and they just get better and better with every game they play together.

I don't remember the statistics but their record when giving up the first goal was horrible and now it is nothing more than a minor speed bump on the road to success. This is just the start of it people.

When the game began they were a bit sloppy especially on the power play but then hung in there and pulled out the W.

I wanna thank the Pittsburgh Penguins. I said last Friday that the fight filled game would bring these guys closer together. It really woke them up and now there is no stopping them. Screw the $100k fine, forget about the suspensions. It was all worth it. They went from a team to a family with every punch they landed.

Now that teams know the Islanders won't be their punching bags it allows them the opportunity to to focus on scoring and winning. If need be, they will kick your ass too.

I will be attending the game Thursday against Boston. I am actually going with a DIE HARD Bruins fan and I would love nothing more then to see them once again WIN. I would take personal pleasure in rubbing it in his face.

When I used to speak to people about going to the games the most common answer was why should I pay to watch them lose. Well guess what, they aren't losing anymore and they deserve a full house on Thursday. The Bruins are no Penguins so it will be a tough game. They need our support. On the website they are offering $20 tickets I believe. I think we can all swing that. Be there. Support them. Show them that you believe in them. I will post my seats tomorrow and feel free to introduce yourself at the game.

You asked for a good team and now you have one. What more can you ask for (besides a cup, but thats coming soon enough).

See you ALL Thursday

February 15, 2011 11:22 PM ET | Delete
what a dick head
February 16, 2011 9:21 AM ET | Delete
i guess when your the 3rd worst team in the league its the small shootout victories over the second worst team in the league that mean the most!
February 16, 2011 11:07 AM ET | Delete
21-29-7 and they beat the sens who are 18-30-9 and cleaning house but I can see how you have a right to brag about this. No, wait, actually no I can't see how you would all I can do is assume that you have a handi-cap and write this all while drooling and wearing a helmet.
February 16, 2011 12:31 PM ET | Delete
Haha. I have a honest question with the all the recent years of not making the playoffs for the islanders do you think their players are better at golf or hockey because im starting to think that some of them might be able to take a run at tiger woods with the way hes been playing lately.
February 18, 2011 12:15 AM ET | Delete
Most embarrassing sporting franchise in North America.
February 18, 2011 2:47 PM ET | Delete
Haters? I don't think anybody hates the Islanders. We just feel sorry for them, genuinely. Lots of young talent stuck spinning their wheels in the mud.
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