For years, Islanders fans would give it to Josh Bailey for his low goal totals by mocking him with a DJ Otzi's "Hey Baby" song.
Known more for his playmaking than goal-scoring skills, the Islanders right-winger has come up clutch so far in the post-season, with goals in each of the Isles wins against the Pittsburgh Penguins to help give them a 2-0 series advantage.
The Islanders faithful inside Nassau Coliseum are still singing the tune, except now it's no longer done in slight and jest, but rather in support.
Fans have changed their tune with a simple change in tense along with the overall tone, as seen and heard in Friday night's Game 2 victory when Bailey was able to add the insurance marker in a 3-1 win.
When Bailey was getting ribbed, the lyrics were "Hey, Josh Bailey, “Ho, Ha. I wanna know, will you score a goal?” According to Newsday.com, the chant was orginally started in Section 329 years ago.
The modified version is now “I wanna know, how you scored that goal?"
“It’s special,” said Bailey, courtesy of Newsday.com. “It’s great to have that many people behind you — definitely a feeling [that’s] unmatched for sure.”
Bailey was able to score the overtime winner in Game 1 of the series and will be counted on to drive play and provide the scoring on the Isles' second line with Brock Nelson and Tom Kuhnhackl.
The same "Hey Baby" song was also used as Team Canada's goal song at the 2018 World Juniors in Buffalo.