Found December 09, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
It was kind of weird playing the same Eastern Conference opponent twice in 7 days. This time, the Hawks traveled to New York to face off against the Islanders. Entering the contest, a couple of things stood out. Toews was on top of the leader board in the NHL in goals. Kane, who recently rejoined the Hawks Captain on the first line, was in the top spot in assists. (Again, I like when they are both on the first line together. Finding the other winger seems to be the challenge) For New York, Matt Moulson, the NHL player of the week has been on fire lately. He had at least 1 goal in 5 straight games, including a 4 goal effort against the Stars. In this game, Montoya, 5-3-2, (the Chicago area native) was matched up against Ray Emery (4-1-2). Emery has played well in both his starts and relief appearances the last couple of weeks. Crawford, let’s say, has not fared so well. This is exactly why a solid, experienced back up is a must for a team. In the 1st period, Dave Bolland got sandwic...

Travis Hamonic Receives Five And A Game For An Almost Elbow

The animated .gif below tells it all. Now Orpik was hurt, came back with stiches above the nose area, but I don’t think the damage was done by Hamonic. The gif was posted at HFBoards by a user named HookeyPookey. Continue reading "Travis Hamonic Receives Five And A Game For An Almost Elbow"

Ray Emery To Start Again Sunday For Blackhawks

Ray Emery will start again on Sunday evening when the Blackhawks host the San Jose Sharks. In starting Emery, coach Joel Quenneville will continue to ride the hot hand. In two starts and a relief appearance that lasted longer than … Continue reading →

Bailey coming on

Share Josh Bailey, now in his fourth season with the Islanders, may not have started the 2011-12 season the way he had hoped. Following the team's mantras of commitment and pride, he now is s...

Martin hits 100-game milestone

Share Isles forward Matt Martin is set to play in his 100th career game tonight when the Islanders take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum. For any player in their young career, hi...

NHL Hot Stove: Isles Regaining Their Confidence

I ask everyone to head over to NHL Hot Stove and check out my latest piece on the Islanders recent resurgence. The story includes quotes from Isles head coach Jack Capuano, PA Parenteau and Steve Staios. To read the story click here. 

Wait, this isn't the concrete jungle where dreams are made of? - Blackhawks @ Islanders Preview

Dave Bolland Death Stare: EngagedGame Time: 6:00pmTV/Radio: CSN/WGN 720Maybe Jay-Z will buy us too and move us to Brooklyn: Islanders Hockey BlogHere we are again, a game against the Islanders. Hopefully on the twoish hour plane ride the Blackhawks mulled over the fact that they have to PLAY DEFENSE if they want to win games, let alone finish them in 60 minutes. Or we all could be...

New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Team Record: 9-11-6 Last Game: 3-2 OTL vs. CHI Season Series: 0-2-1 of 6 Team Record: 16-9-4 Last Game: 3-2 L @ PHI Season Series: 3-0-0 of 6 ...

Game #30 - at New York Islanders

2011-12 Game 30 Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4, 36 points) at New York Islanders (9-11-6, 24 points) Why does it matter? The Isles will get a taste of the Pens without Sid, after they were thoroughly trounced when he returned.  It shouldn't matter - the Pens have dominated the Isles in recent history, and their power play has been a big reason why - it...

Penguins-Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders had the misfortune of being front and center for Sidney Crosby's first game back, but the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar won't be on the ice for Saturday's rematch on Long Island. Given the Islanders' dismal recent history against Pittsburgh, Crosby's absence might not matter. The Penguins look for a fifth straight victory and 19th in 23...

Penguins Report: Game Day at NY Islanders

11:00 AM: The Islanders held an optional morning skate. Here are pics of the guys who took the option... 10:45 AM: Islanders coach Jack Capuano said that the Islanders won't make any lineup changes and that Al Montoya ...

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders – Game 30

I don’t know why the Penguins think they can play 20-30 minutes a night and beat good teams.  But that’s what they tried to do against the Flyers, and they failed.  Enough about the Broad St. Bastards though. Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4) vs. New York Islanders (9-11-6) Where: Nassau Colliseum When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: [...]
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