Weeks away from the start of the NY Islanders' 50th Anniversary season is as good a time as ever to reminisce about some of the most exhilarating and memorable plays in franchise history. But for the younger generation (25 and under) of Isles fans, there haven't been nearly as many as their parent's or even older cousin's generation.
The most significant on-ice moments occurred in the first half of their 50 years, with playoff triumphs in the 70s and 80s and four straight Stanley Cups - not too shabby, it must've been nice! And while watching highlights of these moments is entertaining in their own right, younger Islanders fans have a different list of memories in their minds when recounting thrilling moments.
For us, we recall the moments we were alive and old enough to be in the building - whether that be the Old Barn, Barclays Center, the refurbished barn, or UBS Arena at Belmont Park. There's nothing quite like being at the rink, part of Isles Nation, alongside thousands of orange and blue-clad fans when a huge goal is scored. You leap out of your seat, and your celebration is accompanied by the goal horn blaring, "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani cranking, and an in unison chant of "Yes! Yes !Yes!"
So, with that in mind, let us take a look at the Top 5 most electrifying goals since 2010 that have sent attending Islanders fans - young and old - into a frenzy.