Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
Tavares is among the three finalists for the NHL’s prestigious Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player “adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.”
Sidney Crosby’s eye-popping goal provided the exclamation point in a 4-0 win in Game 5 on Thursday night as the Penguins took a 3-2 series lead.
Hockey fans aren’t short on opinions and certainly not during the playoffs. When the top seed is tied with the eighth seed after four games, the fans have lots to talk about.
The Islanders are playing like a confident bunch. And after evening up their best-of-seven playoff series against the mighty Pittsburgh Penguins, they’re talking like one, too.
The Pittsburgh Penguins return home tonight for Game 5 of their opening round series against the New York Islanders.
“I’m not happy, that’s for sure,” Fleury said softly. “It’s frustrating.” It could soon be worse for Fleury, who might be the backup goalie when the Penguins host the Islanders in Game 5 of the first-round series on Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to push the New York Islanders to the brink of elimination when the puck drops for Game 4 tonight.
The Islanders’ rallying cry is “Believe.” Even the most ardent of supporters might find that optimism difficult following Sunday’s home loss to the Penguins.
Islanders star John Tavares anticipated the open space he found so easily during the regular season to be whittled away. He never thought it would disappear entirely.
Pittsburgh will begin its quest for a Stanley Cup without Sidney Crosby. And that’s good news for the Islanders.