As we all know, the New York Islanders were struck hard by COVID. They had close to double-digit guys out with the virus and as a result, the league finally stepped up and canceled two games. The two games that were postponed were on the road against the Rangers on November 28 and on the road in Philadelphia on November 30.
Luckily, both teams are in close proximity and would be able to be made up rather easily. Today, we learned that the game against the Rangers will be made up on March 17.
Well, this should be interesting. For those that don't know, St. Patrick's Day is on March 17 so the city is going to be absolutely packed, making a train ride in to see the game for the fans from Long Island, nearly impossible.
Yes, I'm glad that they were able to find a date to make this one up rather quickly but it's likely going to be pretty chaotic in Manhattan that day. If you want some laughs just read the replies to the tweet, some are NSFW so I won't be sharing them here but it gives a pretty good idea of what my initial reaction to the news was as well.
I will be watching this one from the comfort of my own home with my Irish adult beverage by my side. A trip into Penn Station on St. Patrick's Day sounds like torture.
Hopefully, by then the losing streak will be over. If not, well that would mean that the Isles would've dropped 48 in a row. Hot take but I don't think it gets that far.