Wow, what a game. It certainly doesn’t get any better than this for a pre-season tilt. It had everything a fan can ask for.
What heart the Islanders showed tonight. In a fight-filled game, everyone had each others back and it showed in the comeback victory.
Here’s my favorite quote from the post-game scrums… It was Rick DiPietro talking about his fight.
“If I see someone jump one of my teammates, I’m going to stand up for them. We’re one team and we have each others backs.”
Ted Nolan echoed that too and you could really see this Islanders team stand together and fight the battles. Not just with the gloves off, but on the penalty kill, on the power play and when the dirty work needed to get done.
I gotta think that this will be a common theme this season, which should make it great.