To say Moulson was given a nice welcome would be a pretty huge understatement. It began with Moulson getting a huge ovation in the first TV timeout of the game as a message appeared on the board acknowledging Moulson for his accomplishments with the Islanders.
It went on to include Moulson being cheered after he scored each of his goals. That is something I had personally only seen replicated when Mike Piazza returned to Shea Stadium the first time after leaving the Mets and was cheered after hitting homeruns against the Mets.
The fans welcome back concluded with a couple of loud "We Want Moulson" chants near the conclusion of the game. Moulson spoke to media about it after the game and also took to twitter to thank the fans for such a kind response.
Big 2 points for us...was great to see so many friends and would like to thank the #Isles fans for such a warm reception...thank you
— Matt Moulson (@MMoulson) March 19, 2014
Moulson: I was here for a long time and this team had a big place in my heart. The fans are great supporters. It was pretty emotionalWhile I expected there to be such a warm reception for Moulson and deservedly so, it was still weird to hear more chants/cheers for the opposition then for the Islanders at a home game.
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) March 19, 2014