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: 874 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 You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on October 20, 2017 How To Avoid Scams When Purchasing Football Tickets Online by Guest | posted on July 23, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 More in Hockey Tim Peel is Discharged After Caught on Hot Mic Tim Peel was Discharged from the NHL After He was Caught on the Hot... NHL, Amazon Web Services Partner to Develop New Stats, Data, and Insights The National Hockey League (NHL) is partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an... You Know I’m Right, Episode 81: ESPN’s Arda Ocal (Audio/Video) On the 81st episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 80: MSG Network’s Bill Pidto (Audio/Video) On the 80th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Women in Sports: Laura Brennan: The Connecticut Whale’s Jack of All Trades Is Shayne Gostisbehere Trade Bait?