UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Barry Trotz recalls his first-ever encounter with fans of New York Islanders outside the Nassau Coliseum.
During the Eastern Conference, the 2015 Stanley Cup Play-offs' First Round, Trotz, who coached Washington Capitals, recently made a short walk to the Coliseum from Long Island Marriott near the hotel. he tried. However, on the road, before the game time, the car park was greeted by the fans of the Islanders who came for hours on the tailgate.
"The worst thing I've ever done" came after winning the Stanley Cup with the captains of Trotz, who served as the island coach this season.
"They were great, they were great. When I arrived a few feet away, I started to beat a little bit. But that's great.
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On Saturday, Trotz was coaching the first regular seasonal NHL game at the Coliseum since the end of the 2014-15 season. The islanders moved to their current home, Barclays Center, in the upcoming season.
In the typical Trotz fashion, the islanders competed for a 3-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets before a sold crowd of 13.917, even after being behind two goals.
Her players screamed at the island fans when they stepped on the ice to warm up, then suddenly they continued singing the ıyla Yıldız-Spangled Banner Oyun.
"I had goose feathers," said the islanders. Anthony BeauvillierIn the second period, he tied the game 2-2 to 15: 24. "It won't be better than this."
Their new captain, forward Anders Lee, Columbus and the second period after the 2-0 lead back to the crowd. Beauvillier tied her up less than four minutes later.
Ileri You go out to warm up there, and then the first shift made you feel like being 20 again and playing your NHL game first, ısınma Matt Martin, 29, he said. "It was just an incredible feeling. You're ready to run on a wall for them."
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Martin was Saturday night as well as the center. Casey Cizikas and right wing Cal Clutterbuck. When Cizikas gave New York a 3-2 win in 7: 09 of the third period, it led to a building that has not been experienced since the departure of the building for Barclays Center.
Cizikas, "This is too big," he said. "These points are as theirs as ours. We are a family here and we are a part of that family.
But this was not a one-time, like the preseason games that the islanders played in the last two seasons. From 1980 to 1983 they will play 20 normal seasonal games where they hope they will continue to help Stanley win the Stanley Cup four times. Maybe a playoff dock.
The winner is New York (13-9-3, 29 points) and placed third in the Metropolitan Division.
"You can say you have too much passion," Trotz said. "I think we have very good memories. All cups started with the winning group.
"But for me, beyond that. I'm more proud of the island. I haven't been in the New York area for so long, but there are separate divisions. This Islander Country is simple and simple. They're very passionate. Their team and where they live and this dealership. We look forward to bringing it back to where we want it to be.
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