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With a little more than three weeks left in the lockout-shortened regular season, the New York Islanders are in an unexpected position - fighting for their first playoff berth since 2006-07.
The Islanders took another step toward the postseason Monday night as Frans Nielsen set up two early goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves in a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
It was the Islanders' fourth win in five games and kept them tied with the New York Rangers in the fight for the eighth and last playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with 37 points, just two points behind the seventh-place Devils.
New Jersey and the Isles have 12 games remaining, one less than the Rangers, who beat Winnipeg 4-2 Monday.
''It's fun right now,'' said Nielsen, who set up goals by Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic in the opening 7:14. ''Everybody is excited. We just go out there, play our game and play hard, and we're getting the results right now. We just have to ke...
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New York Islanders forward Matt Martin immediately called the New Jersey Devils training staff to come out on the ice after knocking out Devils forward Tom Kostopoulos in a first period fight during Monday night's game in Newark.
Kostopoulos challenged Martin after Martin decked his Devils teammate Steve Gionta. Martin dropped Kostopoulos with only three punches. Kostopoulos...
Anders Lee, the Edina, Minn. native who played collegiately at Notre Dame, signed a two-year entry level contract with the New York Islanders on Monday.
Lee, 22, was picked by New York in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL draft out of Edina High School. Lee played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League before attending Notre Dame where he led the Central Collegiate...
Frans Nielsen set up two early goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and the New York Islanders continued their playoff push with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic were the beneficiaries of Nielsen's passes and John Tavares added his 22nd goal of the season as the Islanders won for the fourth time in five games.
The New York Islanders have signed Anders Lee to a three year entry level contract today and will join the team starting today. Lee was selected by the New York Islanders in the 6th round (152nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Over the past few seasons, Lee was a force at the University of Notre Dame. He was [...]
Midway through the first period on Monday night during the New York Islanders-New Jersey Devils game, Devils forward Tom Kostopoulos took exception to a hit Islanders forward Matt Martin delivered on Stephen Gionta. Unfortunately Kostopoulos (6’0″ 205 lbs) bit off more than he could chew and was knocked out by Martin (6’3″ 210 lbs) after taking a devastating blow to the...
Well, that didn’t take very long.
It took Matt Martin just a few swings to send Tom Kostopoulos to dreamland on Monday night in New Jersey during the Devils-Islanders tilt.
Kostopoulos was knocked out cold in just a few short seconds after he went after Martin for taking out his teammate with a nice body check.
Check it out in the video below.
1st period Islanders / Devils last night, Matt Martin drops Tom Kostopoulos.
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The New York Islanders are looking to create some separation in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The New Jersey Devils are slowly improving their position, despite a three-game slide.
The Islanders may have a chance to gain sole possession of eighth place in the conference Monday night when they attempt to win back-to-back trips to New Jersey for the...
Derek Morris generating interest from other teams. Has a limited NTC in which he submitted list of 8 teams before season he would go to
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 2, 2013
Mark Streit is unlikely to agree to extension with NYI.Isles may keep him for playoff race, but unless there's change, Streit will be a UFA.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 2, 2013
Frans Nielsen scored the go-ahead goal and Kevin Poulin made 23 saves for his first win of the season and the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Tuesday.
With the victory, the Islanders moved past the idle New York Rangers into the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
The Islanders (18-16-3) have 11 games remaining while the Rangers have 13.