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Share When Michael Grabner steps onto the ice for any shift, eyes gravitate towards him. From the way he skates, to the plays he makes with his speed, he helps create offensive chances. &l...

New York-Boston Rivalry Draws Line at Including Bruins-Islanders In Between Football Showdowns

The Islanders don't count as part of the Boston-New York rivalry, apparently. You might think they could, since "New York" is a big part of their name and they've given the Bruins a formidable opponent to battle on Monday night. But according to NESN Nation's fans, they just can't muster up the vitriol for the Isles that they would for a Giants or Jets or...

Islanders tab Nabokov for Monday start

The New York Islanders will start Evgeni Nabokov in goal Monday when they face the host Boston Bruins.Nabokov hasn't played since suffering an upper-body injury in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 27. He felt healthy enough to make his return late last week, but was held out as a precautionary measure.The 36-year-old has been solid so far this season, going 1-2...

Who Will The Islanders Choose?

The “showcase” on Monday night against the Boston Bruins didn’t quite work out for Evgeni Nabokov and the Islanders brass.  Supposedly, the goal was to showcase Nabokov to other teams in hopes that Nabokov would have a stellar performance and would become a commodity on the trade market.  The showcase quickly went downhill after Nabokov gave up three early goals and was pulled...

Mike Augello: Leafs interested in Nabokov??

Long time NHL reporter Chris Botta is reporting this morning that the possibility exists that the Leafs could make a play for goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, in the wake of the injury to James Reimer and the inability of Jonas Gustavsson to play consistently. Botta poses the question whether Isles GM Garth Snow would want to trade the veteran goalie inside the Eastern Conference...

Daniel Paille Takes a Steve Staios Slap Shot to the Face (Video)

NHL players are grown men, which means they get to make their own decisions.  While more and more players are opting to wear a shield each year, there are still plenty who refuse.  I’m not here to advocate that the NHL start forcing players to wear shields or a full cage since injuries are not [...]

Fact: The Islanders are a different team

Share Things are different in the Islanders locker room this year. While they are at 4-6-2, the same record they held through 12 games last year, expectations are high and goals need to be ac...

Islanders-Avalanche Preview

Coach Jack Capuano wasn't happy with the effort from some of the New York Islanders in their latest defeat. The Colorado Avalanche are also dealing with growing frustration during their longest skid of the young season. The Islanders will try to beat the Avalanche for a fifth time in a row in the only meeting of the season between these struggling teams Thursday night. New...

Dee Karl: Isles @ Avalanch 9 pm with the Big Cubano!

Like, can I have an Isles win in Colorado for that? Maybe? You think? I know the air is thin and it makes it difficult to play when you're not used to it. Michael Grabner even mentioned it in one of his tweets last night when they landed. Early birthday cake! on Twitpic Tonight Al Montoya finally gets a start in net and Rick will be dressed on the bench. While Mike...

Bruins scoring all lined up

If you said that the Bruins top line looked great in Monday's win over the New York Islanders, you'd be correct....

New York Islanders @ Colorado Avalanche

Team Record: 4-6-2 Last Game: 6-2 L vs. BOS Season Series: 0 of 2 Team Record: 7-7-1 Last Game: 5-2 L vs. DET Season Series: 0 of 2 ...

Bruins 6, Islanders 2

Share The Islanders trailed by one goal headed in to the third period but dropped a 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Monday night. Tyler Seguin scored what would be the game winn...
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