St. Patrick’s Slay! Guests: Mike Carver, Sportsgrid; Coach Ed & Little Ed, Rangers Ed Pod

March 19, 2024
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March 19, 2024 Ava Salti

Mike Carver of Sportsgrid stepped in to guest co-host a St.Patrick’s Day Showdown pregame edition of HNiNY with Sean at RJ Daniels in Rockville Centre to cover the big game between the Isles and Rangers! Stefen called in from MSG for some NYI analysis and the boys from Rangers Ed Podcast joined in to cover the Rangers!

2:30 – Mike Carver gives his analysis on this Islanders roller-coaster season, going from six straight wins to four straight losses. Mike says that there are not any excuses for the Islanders’ efforts against Buffalo and Ottawa. 

8:00 – Mike and Sean talk about the importance of the remaining stretch of 16 games for the Islanders. 

“It’s wins or nothing. There’s no more moral victories, there’s none of that stuff. This is it – there is less than a month left in the regular season. Every point matters, so there’s no walking away feeling good about one point, it’s two points every time these guys take the ice.” 

– Mike Carver on the desperate mindset that this Islanders team should have 

8:40 – The guys discuss the special teams struggles, especially the dreadful, league-worst penalty kill. Every time the Islanders take a penalty, it’s very likely that the puck ends up in the back of the net, especially during important moments of the game.

11:00 – Mike talks about Patrick Roy and what a breath of fresh air his coaching style is. With Lou Lamoriello known for keeping his cards close to his chest, Roy’s transparency and bluntness is very refreshing for fans. 

15:00 – Stefen Rosner joins the show from Madison Square Garden! Stefen discusses Roy’s new line combinations, the power play, the team’s effort and desperation level, and more!

27:00 – What’s On Tap!

The Islanders face the Rangers on Sunday at 1 PM. On Tuesday, the Islanders face the Carolina Hurricanes. On Thursday they face the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday. On Saturday, the Islanders play a 1 PM game against the Winnipeg Jets and on Sunday, a 5 PM game against the New Jersey Devils.

31:00 – Hero of the Week!

Sean’s pick: Bo Horvat

Mike’s pick: Patrick Roy

36:00 – The Rangers Ed boys join the show!

Catch Hockey Night in New York with hosts Sean Cuthbert and Stefen Rosner live from Floored Media in Rockville Centre Sunday nights at 8PM ET throughout the season.