Tonight wasn’t exactly how the Islanders were looking to respond after Thursday’s heartbreaking loss in Denver. They lost their third game in a row and were shutout 1-0 by the Arizona Coyotes. Goaltender Jaro Halak was once again rock solid, but missed opportunities doomed the Isles from the start of the game. The team is back home Monday night for their second and final meeting of the season with the Ducks. Here’s the top social media bites from last night’s defeat.
We’ve become so accustomed to how many awesome words Butchie makes on the fly.
— Justin Cusano (@justincusano) December 20, 2015
This is sad because in reality, this was the closest they got to the net all night.
The #Isles first shot was an an inch from a goal but not a shot on goal. That's hockey, Susan.
— IslesBlog (@IslesBlog) December 20, 2015
You know would anyone really lose it if this actually happened? I know I wouldn’t.
I would seriously give the fourth line power play time next time. Only way you are gonna send a message #isles
— Dan Petriw (@DanDanNoodles78) December 20, 2015
I wouldn’t say amazing, more like incredibly wrong…
It's amazing this PP is 11th.
— Rookie Example (@KeithLHHockey) December 20, 2015
This was one positive in what was a lost effort. Extremely amusing.
Howie Rose subtly going after the goal judge is tremendous. #Isles
— Scott Charles (@ScottmCharles) December 20, 2015
Now that’s dedication. Quick, someone get this man on a plane.
I’m more awake than the #Isles and it’s 02:40a.m here!
— Kevin Rowe (@KJRowe6) December 20, 2015
Bold explanation for tonight’s terrible performance.
#Isles on that Daddy's Home hangover?
— Tom Liodice (@TomLiodice) December 20, 2015
This is the definition of torture, especially on a Saturday night nonetheless.
Worst nightmare: jets playing at the same time as the #isles. Now I'll have to wade through piles of jets tweets to find ones I care about
— Donovan Brooks (@donovanbrooks) December 20, 2015
Houston, I think we have a problem here?
Last 7 1/2 #Isles' periods have resulted in two goals. Both goals scored by Nelson. Need top line generating opportunities like that.
— Michael Zahn (@miczahn) December 20, 2015
Tweet is so Islanders it’s not even fair.
Of course this goalie first or second nhl game and the #isles can't get a goal. ….
— joe acquista (@JAcquistaTrat) December 20, 2015
Another incentive thrown to the wayside.
— Steve Alu (@SA3886) December 20, 2015
Outstanding. I have no words..
— Islesnation91 (@islesnation92) December 20, 2015
You mean last Sunday?
Remember when we were fun to watch.. #isles
— DIF (@hockeyguy0194) December 20, 2015
Great marketing scheme could come out of this.
Another NEW YORK ISLANDERS POWERPLAY sponsored by NyQuil!
— Kevin Schultz (@Schultz88) December 20, 2015
That’s being too kind if you ask me if that was Isles fans reaction after tonight.
— Sharon✨ (@SammyxSeventeen) December 20, 2015
Wait just this weekend? How about the entire season?
Wasted efforts by both of our goalies this weekend… #Isles
— kupkrazy (@kupkrazy) December 20, 2015