Patrick Roy reacts to his first win as coach of the Islanders.

Patrick Roy reacts to his first win as coach of the Islanders.

Patrick doesn't hold back in his post-game comments after his first win in his first game.

Jonathan Larivee

Patrick Roy picked up his first win in his first game as the new head coach of the New York Islanders on Sunday night, and if you had any doubts about how big of a moment this was for Saint Patrick, he erased those doubts with his post-game comments.

Although the legendary National Hockey League goaltender was merely expressing how much the victory meant to him individually, his comments came off like an epic victory speech.

"I love it," admitted Roy after his first win. "
I might be repeating myself, but I have so much respect for this game. This game has been so good to me, and I'm very thankful and really appreciate this opportunity. I mean, the support that Lou gives me and the involvement that he has, and the coaching staff---I could not ask for any better situation at this period of my life. Yeah, it would be easy to stay home and play golf and enjoy life, but this is what makes me feel I'm alive, and I really enjoy it."

The Islanders came out and set the tone early for their head coach with defenseman Alexander Romanov scoring the opening goal to give the Islanders an early lead. It wouldn't be easy though with the Dallas Stars rallying back with 2 straight goals to take a lead, but the Islanders would eventually force overtime where Bo Horvat would play the hero for his new coach.

The reaction from Roy behind the bench was priceless:

Roy even admitted to TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie that, in spite of all he has achieved already during his NHL career, he was still nervous for his first game behind the Islanders bench.

"I was very nervous, I won't lie to you," admitted Roy. "You always want to win your first game."