Is Hockey In Bridgeport Dying For The Sound Tigers?

Background In 2000, the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers were not a pairing. But Roy Boe, along with a group of investors and the city of Bridgeport, set up a plan to build an 8,500 seat arena located next to the city's already three-year old ballpark. Part of that plan was to attract … Continue reading Is Hockey In Bridgeport Dying For The Sound Tigers?

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Game of the Month 11/7/19: Penguins 4-Islanders 3 Final/OT

3-0 Islanders, heading into the third period.  The Islanders were just 20 minutes away from earning their 11th straight victory, and about to pull off a statement win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.  That's the complete opposite of what ended up happening. All Islanders in the Beginning Casey Cizikas opened up the scoring just 19 seconds … Continue reading Game of the Month 11/7/19: Penguins 4-Islanders 3 Final/OT

Game of the Month 11/7/19: Penguins @ Islanders Game Preview

The red-hot New York Islanders are set to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Barclays Center. The Isles are seeking their 11th straight win and also to make a statement that the Penguins can't beat Barry Trotz and the Isles.  This is also the first of three meetings in a span of two weeks … Continue reading Game of the Month 11/7/19: Penguins @ Islanders Game Preview

Jordan Eberle is Back on the Ice

The New York Islanders have won nine consecutive games, despite the absence of top winger Jordan Eberle for eight of them. Although his production slowed down last season, Eberle has been a primary offensive contributor consistently throughout his career, especially during his tenure on the Island. The Islanders posted a video on their Twitter account … Continue reading Jordan Eberle is Back on the Ice

Sound Tigers Struggling While Islanders Thrive

For a team with high hopes coming this season, this is not the start that Brent Thompson and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers wanted. In the first month of the season, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers have gone 1-5-3 to open the season, including five straight losses to close out the month. This is the worst start … Continue reading Sound Tigers Struggling While Islanders Thrive

Thomas Greiss-Semyon Varlamov Rotation Working Well for Islanders

It doesn't get more even than this.  Head coach Barry Trotz has used Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov equally, switching off between games as consistent as the sun rises and sets.  The Islanders have alternated goalies for every game.  Sitting in third in the Metropolitan Division, the strategy seems to be working. "I think I … Continue reading Thomas Greiss-Semyon Varlamov Rotation Working Well for Islanders

Islanders Overcome The Blues in Monumental Victory

Last season, the St. Louis Blues went on a historic worst-to-first comeback that ended with a Stanley Cup championship. On Monday, Oct. 14, the Blues invaded NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to battle the New York Islanders. “Sometimes the theme of perseverance is overused,” said Blues beat reporter for The Athletic … Continue reading Islanders Overcome The Blues in Monumental Victory

Islanders Off the Ice: Featuring Michael Dal Colle

Fans oftentimes forget that the players they watch on the ice have lives other than hockey. When the final horn sounds and the players skate off the ice, their second life starts. Their lives as regular humans. Some people might see hockey players as their idol or role-model, but we forget that hockey players are … Continue reading Islanders Off the Ice: Featuring Michael Dal Colle

Tanner Fritz Is Ready to Make a Comeback

Tanner Fritz exemplifies perseverance and hard-work. Last year was his fifth-year after being undrafted and signed from The Ohio State University to the Sound Tigers roster. He initially played for their ECHL affiliate in Kansas City where he earned a call up to Bridgeport in 2016, and impressed during the playoffs. He got a full contract … Continue reading Tanner Fritz Is Ready to Make a Comeback

Game of the Month 10/4/19: Capitals @ Islanders Preview

The day has finally come! The Islanders 2019-20 season begins tonight as they will host the Washington Capitals at the Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders had a solid preseason, but let's be real here, preseason doesn't matter.  In fact, two seasons ago, the Islanders went undefeated in the preseason and ended up missing the playoffs. What … Continue reading Game of the Month 10/4/19: Capitals @ Islanders Preview