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Islanders Hockey Blog:
Bruce Ratner, co-owner of the Nets and head of Forest City Ratner, made a surprise appearance on the Islanders telecast to discuss the Islanders game in Brooklyn.
“The Islanders need to stay in New York,” Ratner told Howie Rose during the first intermission.
The Barclays Center will host a preseason game in October between the Islanders and New Jersey Devils. Fans and media have seen the game as the team testing the waters in Brooklyn.
One of the main concerns for the Brooklyn arena has been the sightlines, but Ratner assured that, while the arena was built for basketball, hockey would be right at home as well.
“It will be a great hockey venue,” Ratner said. “You’ll feel like your right on top of the actions.”
Though some seats will have a bad view, but 14-15,000 people will have a good view.
Another concern addressed was the parking, in which the minority Nets owner said there was plenty of. He said there were eight to ten parking lots around the arena and mentioned the Long ...
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Uniondale, NY -- Overshadowed by last night’s loss were the milestones set by Matt Moulson and John Tavares, who both scored their 30th goals of the season.
It’s very fitting that they would both hit the milestone on the same night. Both started with the Islanders the same year and have risen to fame playing on the same line as one another. Not to mention, they’ve known each...
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I can’t remember seeing a goal like this in my years of watching the NHL. Islanders forward Matt Moulson got one of the oddest goals of his career when he netted the puck on a goal that deflected off of center John Tavares, then flies over the net, nails Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth in the chest (who was turned around facing the goal trying to catch the puck), and...
Here are the Islander headlines for Friday, March 16.
Flyers 3, Islanders 2 - New York Islanders
Flyers Top Islanders 3-2 for 7th Straight win in 8 Games - Associated Press
Islanders’ Rally Comes up Short - Newsday
Bryz Loses Streak But Flyers Beat Islanders to Stay ‘on Right Path’ - Philadelphia Daily News
Moulson & Martin Post 3-2 Isles Loss - Hockeybuzz
Uniondale, NY -- Even with John Tavares scoring two goals and Travis Hamonic having a three-point night, the Islanders could not pull out a win and fell to the Washington Capitals 5-4 in the shootout.
The Islanders had a 4-1 lead before the Capitals scored three unanswered goals to tie the game in the third period. The loss marks the eighth time this season that the Islanders have...
In Thursday night NHL action from Long Island, NHL referee Stephane Auger took an accidental stick in the face from New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald.
It happened in the third period as MacDonald checked Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo into the boards behind the Islanders net. MacDonald spun to chase the puck and his stick went flying into the air, catching...
The Islanders are back in action tonight when they’ll host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Coliseum.
New York has won two of the four matchups these teams have had against each other. The Flyers downed the Isles 6-3 two weeks ago at the Wells Fargo Center. The Islanders took an early 1-0 lead, but the Flyers managed to take the lead in the first and added four more goals after...
The Montreal Canadiens tend to have little trouble with the New York Islanders.
Lately, most opponents have enjoyed facing the Islanders - especially when hosting them.
The Canadiens look to continue their dominance of last-place New York when they conclude the season series Saturday night at the Bell Centre.
Montreal (28-32-12) is 14-2-4 over its last 20 meetings with the Islanders...
Looks like the bottom of Andrew MacDonald’s blade caught Auger in the mouth area or right above it.