I recently wrote about the New York Islanders rivalries, and it got me thinking. What are some of the Islanders most penalized games? And were they all against the New York Rangers?
When I recently wrote about the New York Islanders rivalry with the New York Rangers, it got me thinking. What are some of the most penalized Islanders games in franchise history?
In my rivalry piece, I talked about how a real rivalry – like the one between the Islanders and Rangers – gets feisty. Players don’t like each other, and it gets downright nasty at times.
Naturally, it got me thinking about the games where the Islanders were penalized the most. Based on my logic, the New York Rangers would have to factor in there somehow. A rivalry with 270 contests over an almost 50-year span can’t stay quiet.
So what are the three most penalized Islanders games? By that I mean, what three games did the Islanders – and only the Islanders – amass the most penalty minutes in franchise history.