In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Brendan Bowers look at the mumps outbreak in the NHL, the Florida Panthers' solid play thus far and review the Rangers', Islanders' and Devils' last two weeks of games.
Jesse Spector (@JesseSpector) of Sporting News joined the podcast to react to the Padres' assembly of a brand-new outfield, the Yankees' acquisition of Nate Eovaldi, and the Mets' near future.
It says something about the way the New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season that a loss on Saturday night would have led to the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. After giving up 17 goals in three straight loses and three goal leads in two of those three games, Saturday night’s showdown with the Blackhawks, winners of eight straight, could have been another step towards an early season collapse that Islander fans are used to seeing. Instead, it was another example of this team’s newfound resiliency.