This was not a game. This was an ambush to the highest degree. And no one saw it coming. Did we expect some fights? Sure. Did anyone think it would turn into the end scene of Natural Born Killers? Jesus.
It was a perfect storm. The Islanders had nothing to lose. This was their Stanley Cup finals. Referee Dan Banfield, coming into this game, had only done 19 previous games in the NHL. He could not have been more unprepared.
We aren't sure what else needs to be recapped here. Our hour-long podcast
this morning said all we wanted.
So there are only two things left.
First, view these pics:
Second, buy a ticket for April 8th.
Go Pens. Free Byslma.