Sunday’s at Barclays Center have been a new experience for the Isles and their fans, and the game they saw yesterday was no different. Coming off one of their biggest wins of the season against the Rangers, the Islanders met the Vancouver Canucks in what turned out to be an offensive explosion by the home side. The team threw everything but the kitchen sink in a gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat in the shootout. While two points would have been the ultimate satisfaction for the effort, the Isles did get one point and made it five out of six points in one of the toughest three game stretches the team has had all season. Here’s the top hits from social media during yesterday’s game.
Oh Johnny, we feel your pain…
1st #Isles attempt is Tavares, rings it off crossbar.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) January 17, 2016
The 2013 playoffs? Last season? Anyone? Anyone?
That was the strongest move I've seen Bailey make since… #isles
— ISLES (@SinceMay14of93) January 17, 2016
I might be wrong, but when did that ever disappear?
Nick Leddy looks like a completely different player these last few weeks. Skating with confidence in his zone entries #Isles
— Dan Savarino (@DanSavarino) January 17, 2016
Brock can do no wrong right now, enjoy it Isles fans..
the puck is just finding nelson lately #ISLES
— Connor Martin (@conbrochill5) January 17, 2016
Is it time to just play shorthanded the rest of the season?
Martin is free. The #Isles continue their recent dominance when down a man.
— Islanders Insight (@IslesInsight) January 17, 2016
Well you’ve done it, so…..
Heck of a back check by Tavares. Never thought I'd say that #Isles
— Eukanal Bytmeagh (@ru12xu) January 17, 2016
Click to the #Isles game for a second and Ryan Strome is scuffling? Huh.
— Joe Pantorno (@JoePantorno) January 17, 2016
This calls for a riot, who’s with me? CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Jeff Capellini (@GreenLanternJet) January 17, 2016
A shooting gallery….
Well first period was feisty. What's next? #Isles
— Paul Kreischer (@Netminder39) January 17, 2016
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) January 17, 2016
At least something was working today…Wait..
I think this blue mask is working well for Jaro #isles
— Isles Daily (@isles_daily) January 17, 2016
100% true the entire contest…
Blatant trip takes KO down away from the puck. Of course it wasn't called. Truly terrible officiating. #Isles
— Rob Gatt (@r_gatt) January 17, 2016
The story of Islanders hockey take 45.
#Isles getting chances..only a matter of time
— Mike Carver (@MikeCarverWFAN) January 17, 2016
WHAT THAT GUY SAID!!!!!!!!
HIT THE NETTTTTT!!!!!!! #isles
— Michael Schuerlein (@islesblogger) January 17, 2016
This was a free-for-all all game today. Jaro being Jaro.
— Alexander Peck (@AlexPeckWTOP) January 17, 2016
The Isles wrote the book on this, it’s only been going on for three years now.
— Phil (@sparxx) January 17, 2016
#isles with 43 shots and no goals. It's all Cappy's fault.
— Tom Liodice (@TomLiodice) January 17, 2016
This is called hip-checking 101, class is in session.
Textbook stuff pic.twitter.com/kEW6LRsglt
— connor (@ConIsles) January 17, 2016
Green dot, red dots galore.
I would like to see the xG map of this #Isles game. I think they could have score 8 goals and they're getting shut out
— Mike Pankowski (@mikepankowski) January 17, 2016
Welcome to the STROME ZONE!
Isles tie the game with the goaltender pulled pic.twitter.com/Y3Tnx2Shuq
— Stephanie (@myregularface) January 17, 2016
— YeSUV (@IslesWhiteSUV) January 17, 2016
You can't get too upset at a team that outshoots their opponent 46-21 in regulation. Sometimes goalies steal games. #Isles
— Steve Lafleur (@Steve_Lafleur) January 18, 2016
FOR REAL…..HE JUST NEEDS TO SCORE A GOAL..
— IslesBlog (@IslesBlog) January 18, 2016