Man, you talk about a player getting knocked out cold.  Matt Martin knocks Tom Kostopoulos into next week.

Holy cow!  Matt Martin clobbered Tom Kostopoulos as the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night.  Martin did his Debo impression from the movie “Friday.”  It’s as if Kostopoulos was Red and asked Martin for the beach cruiser bike that he let Martin use a couple of weeks ago.  Search “Friday Knocked Out” on YouTube if you have no idea what I’m talking about.  *Warning – There are curse words.

Martin hit Kostopoulos so hard that Martin actually signaled for trainers to come out on the ice immediately.  You know it’s bad when the aggressor becomes the compassionate caretaker.  That’s the definition of a brutal knockout.  The Islanders improve to (17-16-3) while the Devils drop to (15-12-9).  The Devils are currently in 7th place in the Eastern Conference while the Islanders are in 9th place behind the New York Rangers.

Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.