The Sound Tigers rode a rollercoaster this postseason. After the emotion of Game 1 when Kieffer Bellows riffled a shot past Ilya Samsonov in the second overtime, things looked bleak for the Sound Tigers after dropping Games 2 and 3. Game 4 came around and Stephen Gionta was able to open up the scoring, but … Continue reading Sound Tigers Playoff Review: A Rollercoaster Of A Season Ends in Defeat
It was a tale of two postseasons for the New York Islanders. After the first round it looked like the Islanders were on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals, and just a round later some were shocked they even made it as far as they did. If you don't keep winning, you don't keep … Continue reading What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?
For the first time since 2016, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers are headed to the Calder Cup Playoffs. It will be the third time that the club heads to the playoffs under Brent Thompson and the ninth time in 18 years. The Sound Tigers will open the playoffs in the first round against the Hershey Bears. … Continue reading Sound Tigers vs Hershey Bears Series Preview
The Islanders are back in the playoffs for the first time since they bowed out in the second round to the Lightning in 2016. A lot has changed since then. The Islanders have a very different first line. John Tavares, Frans Nielsen, and Kyle Okposo have moved on. Their defense includes 4 first or second … Continue reading Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1
Last Thursday was an Islanders fan's dream. Tavares came back to Long Island and he and his team were embarrassed in front of a capacity Coliseum crowd. It was a great atmosphere from before puck drop. Fans crowded the Leafs side of the ice and began taunting Tavares during warmups. His first shift came 18 … Continue reading Hockey World Disappointed at Islanders Fans After Tavares’ Return, But Is It Justified?
Just a few weeks ago, the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history. Does that make them the greatest sports dynasty of all time? The early '10's Blackhawks, the '90's Bulls, '90's Yankees and of course the '80's Islanders would beg to differ. Let's compare the two dynasties of the Islanders … Continue reading A Battle of the Dynasties: Islanders vs. Patriots
According to reports, Andrew Ladd can return soon after the break. What does this mean for the current, and successful, lineup?
The Isles have had strong goaltending from both Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner, and their underlying stats suggests it can continue at a high level. For your reading pleasure before today's game
The Islanders never had the largest fanbase. Nevertheless, at least from what I've seen throughout the years I've supported this team, we tend to be a very passionate one. Sometimes, that passion leads us to say things that may be overly drastic and uncalled for. The late Charles Wang owned the Islanders during some of … Continue reading The Late Charles Wang Leaves Behind an Important Legacy in Isles’ History
Man plans and God laughs. Recently, I looked back on the first post on Drive4Five, one in which I tried to orchestrate the perfect offseason for the New York Islanders. It's been over a year now, and things have changed, drastically. With the regular season now hours away, it's worth looking back on one of … Continue reading Islanders 2018 Offseason Recap