New York Islanders jerseysNHL Game Recap: Isles Fall to Caps 3 2, But Sellout Crowd Sends Strong Message Daniel FriedmanCorrespondent IFebruary 27, 2011If there’s one thing the New York Islanders jerseys can take pride in after tonight’s game, it’s the fact that they played in front of a sellout crowd for the first time this season.
Should the team’s recent surge roll over to next year, the fans will come to Nassau Coliseum on a regular basis.
Before we get to the actual game, it is important to note just how significant tonight’s attendance figures are for the New York Islanders jerseys, the fans and the league.
There have been countless stories in the press, especially by our neighbors north of the border, that speak of the so called plight of the Islanders jerseys how the fan base is non existent, and that Long Island therefore does not deserve a team.
Tonight, all 16,250 of us would like to let the entire hockey world know one thing: We are all Islanders jerseys, we love this team to death and we are going to do whatever we can to make sure the NHL understands that we are here and refuse to be ignored.
For most fans who attended tonight’s contest, it must have been awe inspiring to walk through the gate and see virtually every seat in the arena filled. I know I felt a chill when I got to my seat.
To be part of a large, pumped up crowd like that is something I think we all could get used to. It just goes to show that the true recipe for an attendance boost is simply winning and excitement.
New York has vastly improved the way they play the game, and the fans are raising the stakes.
I can’t remember the last time I was upset that the Islanders jerseys didn’t beat the Washington Capitals jerseys, knowing the Isles were good enough to win.
For a period and a half tonight, the Isles completely outplayed the Caps, ending the first frame ahead 1 0, thanks to a goal by cheap Kyle Okposo jersey, and then extending that lead to 2 0 just 33 seconds into the second period, after cheap Travis Hamonic jersey took a shot from the point that found its way through traffic and into the back of the net.
The Islanders jerseys out cheap nhl jerseys shot Washington by a wide margin through the first 30 minutes of this game, and after cheap Zenon Konopka jersey literally dropped Capitals enforcer cheap Matt Hendricks jersey in a fight, there was a sense of victory permeating around the old barn on Hempstead Turnpike.
But as quickly as that feeling of joy swept across the stands, it faded, as the Caps scored three unanswered goals in the second half of the contest, ending the game with a 3 2 win.
The Isles literally gave this one away. They had the lead, and they had been firing on all cylinders, only to come out flat for the remainder of regulation time.
cheap Al Montoya jersey had a solid game in net for New York, making 19 saves, including some nice ones. His best stop of the night came when cheap Alex Ovechkin jersey came rushing in alone, only to watch the Isles netminder stack the pads.
New York needs to give a full effort for 60 minutes, especially if they have playoff aspirations next season. This team is absolutely good enough to win, and they certainly had their fair share of scoring chances tonight.
As I said in the preview, the difference between an Isles win and a loss tonight will be their willingness and compete level, not their ability.
They simply did not give everything they had tonight.