In Red Wings Land
On this day in 1998, in one of the most touching moments in NHL history, Vladimir Konstantinov joined his @DetroitRedWings teammates on the ice for the Stanley Cup celebrations #Hockey365 #LGRW pic.twitter.com/Z0ancygq55— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) June 16, 2021
OK, so technically this is yesterday when this posts, but it’s still one of the greatest moments in sports for me, so I’m definitely including this.
Around the NHL
The New York Islanders have done something almost impossible in today’s NHL — play a committed style of hockey so well that almost nobody knows how to talk about them. It’s a lot easier to describe a bike with one pedal and a wonky wheel than it is one that just, y’know, works.
I’m including this because there’s been a lot of talk in the comments about how the Islanders are succeeding and what that can mean for a rebuilding team like ours.
It’s going to be insanely loud at the Coliseum for Game 3. Whatever else is helping NYI do well, that home crowd is surely part of it.