Hockey Fish Sticks; The Islanders are a resilient bunch by Chris Passarelli March 29, 2019 Thursday night’s 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets was just another step in what has been an improbable season for the New York Islanders. For those who fell asleep early, the Islanders went down 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2 in each period but each time was able to get the score to within one. They then made it 4-3 with about 13 minutes in the third, tied it with 1:46 in the third and scored the GWG with 1:13 to go. This victory was the fourth time this season that the Islanders have scored within the last five minutes of the game to win. The other three were Josh Bailey twice, once against the Rangers earlier in the season and just a week ago against Philadelphia, and Michael Dal Colle in February against the Kings. That’s it. It was also the first time in Islander history that they scored two regulation goals with under five minutes to win the game. As the saying goes, “Just when I think I’m out, they pull me right back in”. I’m sure most people probably either stopped paying attention to the game or turned it off entirely. I don’t blame you, considering how well the Islanders played all game and how frustrating each goal they gave up was. However, if you did tune in you saw exactly why the Islanders have 97 points and are two points away from a playoff spot. The Isles are who they are because they’re so resilient. They’ve come back multiple times this season after going down 2-0 early. Those comebacks have come against some quality teams too, including the St. Louis Blues and now the Winnipeg Jets. Last season’s Islanders wouldn’t have had a shot in this game. Even Barry Trotz said so, when he commented on how they’re so cool under pressure. To quote Trotz, “From what I’m told and I wasn’t here last year, that game there would have been a lot of okay we’ll wait for the next one”. It’s a testament to this team, considering their anemic offense, that they’re in the position that they’re in. Good goaltending goes a long way, as does good defense, but a “we’re never out of a game” mentality is what makes this Islanders team special. They’re a resilient bunch, and they’re going to need that come playoff time. Post Views: 600 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Chris Passarelli Football Editor - Hockey Editor - New York Islanders Lead Writer - New York Lizards Lead Writer - UConn Football Lead Writer Latest posts by Chris Passarelli (see all) NFL Network to Premiere ‘The Top 100 Players of 2020’ on July 26 - July 22, 2020 The ‘Toilet Bowl’ may be coming to Western New York - July 16, 2020 Bigger is Better; SoFi Stadium Completes Largest Videoboard in Sports - July 1, 2020 Smoltz, Vrabel and Brown talk American Century Championship and Everything in Between - June 30, 2020 Related TopicsBarry TrotzJordan EberleNew York IslandersWinnipeg Jets Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Can't Miss Posts! 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions: Play-In Round by Will Wiegelman | posted on June 22, 2020 Pascack Hills Grad Brianna Musco Finds Calling in Music by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on July 23, 2020 Talent Has No Gender: Crystal Bradford Gears Up for Major “Hoopquality” Event by Candace Cordelia | posted on July 21, 2020 Ranking all 32 Projected Starting QBs ahead of the 2020 NFL Season by Peter Snyder | posted on April 30, 2020 Joe Quinones is the Definition of a Baseball Journeyman by Eli Fishman | posted on July 21, 2020 Podcasts More in Hockey NY Rangers Coach, Players Talk Return to Play and NHL Bubble After four-plus months of waiting, 24 National Hockey League (NHL) teams will finally return... You Know I’m Right, Episode 25: A Healthy Dose Of Sports Nutrition (Audio) On the 25th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined... UBS Arena: A New Home for the Islanders The New York Islanders’ new arena has a name. Swiss banking company UBS has... A Conversation with NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek Recently, I had a great opportunity to interview E.J. Hradek, who was a phenomenal... Women in Sports: Laura Brennan: The Connecticut Whale’s Jack of All Trades Is Shayne Gostisbehere Trade Bait?