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In an effort to snap a record playoff drought, the Florida Panthers brought in a number of new faces this summer.

Montoya to start in goal in Islanders' opener

The New York Islanders may have a goaltending controversy on their hands even before their regular season begins.The club has named Al Montoya the starting netminder for its season opener Saturday night against the Florida Panthers.Montoya was given the bulk of the starts down the stretch last season, but finds himself in a three-way battle for playing time in 2011-12 with Rick DiPietro...

Blood on the Ice? New York Islanders Ice Girl Wipes Out Behind Jill Nicolini

FOX 5 Good Day New York sent out Jill Nicolini to interview one of the NY Islanders cheerleaders prior to the Isles sold out opener against the Florida Panthers last night. And then tragedy struck.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ Follow on Twitter

Will The New Faces In Florida Put Them In Playoff Contention?

from Harvey Fialkov of the SunSentinel, When coaches speak of creating team chemistry, most sportswriters roll their eyes at the hackneyed cliché as if someone just wiped out their computer hard drive. However, with 16 members of their 22-man active roster making their first season opener in a Florida Panthers jersey against the New York Islanders on Saturday night, it’s imperative...

School Is Very Much In Session

They call it the Ice Breaker Tournament but for a New York Islander and New York Ranger, it was showtime. With close to 20 prospects playing on Friday night we brought back the duo pages for the first time this season. First Star Brock Nelson If you are an Islander fan and you keep hearing about Ryan Strome and Nino Niederreiter then might we suggest you add a 3rd name in Brock...

The Minute People Start Paying Attention To The Islanders Is The Minute An "Ice Cheerleader" Takes A Header

In what feels like a fantasy sequence straight outta Jerseylicious, the folks at Good Day New York sent a reporter in an Islanders sweater out to luxurious Nassau Coliseum to talk about how amazing this 2011-12 NHL season could be. <a href="

Islanders are ready to climb

Jack Capuano has heard enough about rebuilding, enough about the process, and enough of the other phrases that sugarcoat losses. Tonight, the Islanders and their head coach will open the season against the Panthers at the Coliseum, and it's a season of promise like none in the past five...

Panthers blank Isles 2-0

Stephen Weiss and Jason Garrison scored and Jose Theodore made 27 saves to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-0 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers

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Isles draw big blank in opener

With eight minutes left in the first game of the Islanders' season, defenseman Mark Streit, who is finally healthy and one of the biggest reasons there is abundant hope for this team, swung hard for a one-timer slap shot and missed completely. It was a microcosm for the opening of...

Panthers blank Islanders, 2-0

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Florida Panthers spoiled the New York Islanders' home opener. Stephen Weiss and Jason Garrison scored and Jose Theodore made 27 saves to lead the Panthers to a 2-0 win over the Islanders on Saturday night. Brian Campbell added two assists as the Panthers won in Kevin...

Opening Night Skinny

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH ¬ FLORIDA AT ISLANDERS 8:00PM [MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 7:30pm), WRHU-FM]   The Islanders begin their 40th anniversary season when they welcome the Panthers to the Coliseum on Saturday. It's the first of f...

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