After a six day break for the holidays, the Islanders returned to action earlier tonight in Brooklyn. They entertained the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time this season. Tonight’s result wasn’t exactly how the Isles wanted to come out of the break. They put on an underwhelming, uninspired performance in a 3-1 defeat. This game was the first of a home and home between the two teams, so their’s no doubt the Isles will be looking for revenge when they head to Toronto Tuesday night. Losing to the Leafs also leaves the Islanders with a 1-8-2 record overall against the Atlantic Division so far this year. Oh-vey. Here’s the best takes from social media during tonight’s loss.
Hard to believe this was the case especially seeing what happen after the next 55 minutes.
Already coming out swinging! #Isles
— Nostradamets (@spiderlou2099) December 27, 2015
Well at least their was one spotlight during the teams’ abysmal effort.
30 straight successful penalty kills for the #Isles
— Matthew Klimberg (@KlimbergNHL) December 27, 2015
Welcome back Grabs. We didn’t miss you.
Boychuk hit on Grabner pic.twitter.com/R6v4huFUEF
— Stephanie (@myregularface) December 27, 2015
Boomchucked. That has a nice ring to it.
Poor grabs just got boomchuked #isles
— Conor Power (@ConPow14) December 27, 2015
Well said Dina.
— Dina Tsiorvas (@DivaDinaT) December 27, 2015
I would have liked if the word hits was changed to goals, but that was asking too much from this group tonight.
I'll tell you one thing, the Christmas spirit is gone for both teams. There are some big hits being delivered out here. #Isles
— Owen O'Brien (@owenobri) December 27, 2015
This is beyond hysterical. Definitely, the tweet of the night.
Shannon will chat with a traffic cone comin up in the 1st intermission. #isles
— Islesnation91 (@islesnation92) December 27, 2015
Too bad his presence couldn’t SPARK the team tonight? Get it?
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 27, 2015
All the missed plays and mistakes they were making, I don’t doubt it.
#Isles seem to still be hungover from the xmas break.
— AYB (@AYBey3) December 28, 2015
#isles dominating the physical battle. That's good I guess if you're grasping at straws.
— Andy Graziano (@tazman19) December 28, 2015
Here’s the problem, tonight they should have been playing up to it instead when they were getting manhandled all night.
#isles playing like they usually do: down to the competition.
— Justin Weiss (@Jwmlb1) December 28, 2015
Short, sweet and to the point.
#Isles – flat and behind the play all night!!
— Ellie McKenna (@jamaellie) December 28, 2015
I forgot he was still around.
— Kerry (@Kschwenky) December 28, 2015
He look like he died when he crashed into the boards.
Johnny Boychuk got concrete blocks weighing him down there #Isles
— LetsGoIsles (@LetsGoIsles90) December 28, 2015
In conclusion, this tweet sums up everything said in the last five hours.
The #isles cannot beat the Atlantic division. That's the only explanation I have
— AllthingsIsles (@AllthingsIsles1) December 28, 2015