Found October 26, 2013 on The Pensblog:
  Don't be surprised if this game starts a big-time run for the Islanders. Even though they got outshot, a stat that was aided by five fruitless Penguins power plays, the Islanders are starting to become a really tough team again. Don't get us wrong; their defense is still Swiss cheese, and no one has any idea which Evgeni Nabokov is going to show up on any given night, but the talent is starting to show. Nothing much has changed since the Isles/Pens playoff series; the Islanders still match up extremely well against the Pens. Of all the home games thus far, the Islanders have looked like the best overall team the Penguins have faced. As for the Pens, they served this to the Islanders on a silver platter. Zatkoff had a decent game, definitely better than his debut in Florida. But late-game defensive meltdowns allowed this game to slip away. Pens’ PP is now 1 for its last 20 or something, too. On to bigger and funner things for the Pens, meaning they get to ...

Spano’s Deception: The 1996 Sale of the New York Islanders

For a long the New York Islanders have been a mediocre franchise. Instead of keeping their young talent they like to trade it in order to acquire big names. For example they have traded Zdeno Chara, Roberto Luongo, and others and in return; no megastars. Although these questionable moves were made nothing even remotely matches […]

Dan Petriw: Isles Battle Pens Tonight

The Islanders will head into to Pittsburgh to battle the division leading Penguins tonight at 7pm. The Isles will start goalie Evgeni Nabokov in net as they try and tackle two points away from the high flying Penguins. I would expect Islander backup goalie Kevin Poulin to start tomorrow night in Philadelphia. The only scratch for tonight is Eric Boulton so Brock Nelson will...

Islanders rally late, top Penguins

Josh Bailey's goal with 1:40 left capped the Islanders' furious third-period rally, and New York edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night. Bailey took a feed from Frans Nielsen in front of the net and beat goalie Jeff Zatkoff for his fourth goal of the season. The Islanders scored three times in the final 7:14 and erased deficits of 2-1 and 3-2. Nielsen, Matt Moulson...

Rick DiPietro To Continue Career In The AHL by   Steven Ellis

The legendary saga of Rick DiPietro has continued. He has signed a PTO with AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Yes, he can’t even get a standard player contract. No one could have predicted that DiPietro would spend more time on the IR than on the ice, but he has been limited to 47 games since 2008. His injuries troubles began in March 2007 when he [...]

Rick DiPietro signs tryout deal with AHL's Charlotte Checkers

It sounds like Rick DiPietro will make his triumphant (?) return to professional hockey. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, DiPietro has signed a professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers, American Hockey League affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Dan Petriw: Are you not Entertained?? Isles defeat Pens 4-3

If we have learned nothing over the past year and a half the New York Islanders are always entertaining. The game isn't always perfect, or pretty or executed properly yet the Isles find a way to stick around and the next thing you know they find a way to steal a point or two. Last night in Pittsburgh the Islanders hung around; killed off many Pittsburgh power plays and...

Dee Karl: A 4 - 3 Nail Biter & Bailey GWG

Matt Moulson with his sixth goal of the season and fourth power play goal started off the first, but the Penguins wouldn’t go sulk in a corner. A little over three minutes later, the Pens tied it up with a Jokinen wrist shot. Deflating to say the least. Then Crosby scored the lone goal in the second period to put the Penguins in the lead on a Matt Donovan mistake. He’s...

Recap: Pens vs Isles by @pghgirl15222

The last time the Penguins faced the New York Islanders was in the 2013 NHL playoffs where the Islanders had basically melted down and succumbed to what was a very lucky Pittsburgh Penguins team. Flash-forward to Friday night and you saw basically the same Islanders team that continues to matchup really well against this team. Hate to say it, but this was about the most complete...

DiPietro Signs PTO With Huricanes AHL Affiliate

Rick DiPietro, subject of tomorrow's Slapshots, has signed PTO with Carolina AHL affiliate Charlotte, Post has learned. — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) October 26, 2013 Remember Cam Ward is out 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury.

John Tavares & Sidney Crosby – two of Canada’s best at centre

This evening’s contest between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins features two of Canada’s best centremen going head-to-head. John Tavares of the Isles and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins have many things in common that make them so great.…Read more →The post John Tavares & Sidney Crosby – two of Canada’s best at centre appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday: 10/26/13 @ Islanders

GAME PREVIEW (9:30 AM EDT) Looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, the Philadelphia Flyers (2-7-0) head to Uniondale, NY, to take on the New York Islanders (4-3-3). Game time is 7:00 p.m. eastern and the match will be televised locally on CSN Philly and on MSG Plus in the New York metropolitan area. This is the first of four meetings between the teams...

Pick The Winner (10/25)

Undaunted from last night, we play over/under again tonight. 2 UNIT = New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins - OVER 5.5 GOALS (-125) (Note: I am risking 2.00 units to win 1.60) The 3-3-3 Islanders will head to Pittsburgh to take on the 7-2 Penguins. New York has lost 5 of their last 6 games, but they've been scoring goals. New York has 3 or more goals in 4 straight...

Have your cake, and eat it too. By: @LuigiLemieux

Roster moves abound as Pens welcome back Kris Letang, and keep rookie Olli Maatta on NHL roster for remainder of season. Good Morning friends, family, and Penguins fans alike. It is Friday, and as always is A Great Day For Hockey. I would like to get every one of you off to a tranquil start today, so please join me in this meditative technique.Close your eyes, look deep inside...

Thoughts: Game 11 – Penguins @ Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs 4  Penguins 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Letang (1) (PP) from Malkin, Martin Goal Assessment First Goal For (Letang) Paul Martin pinches down the left side boards on the powerplay to retrieve a rebound and picks up the puck half way into the zone. He passes the puck to Evgeni Malkin below the goal line. Malkin skates behind the goal as Kris Letang skates...

Penguins @ Toronto Recap by @ryannoble66

Saturday Night the Penguins faced off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. James Reimer managed to make 38 saves as he lead the Leafs to a 4-1 victory in Toronto. The first period was a tough exchange for who could get the most penalties. For the most part back and forth. There were also goals. The first was scored by Pittsburgh when Pittsburgh's fan favorite Kris Letang buried...
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