Found March 27, 2012 on
Tonight's Healthy Scratches:
The Islanders are taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the CONSOL Energy Center tonight and are doing so without the services of 2010 fifth overall selection, Nino Niederreiter, for the second straight game.
No Niederreiter isn't hurt, but rather wasting away the first year of his entry-level contract up here in the luxury box with us healthy scratches. This isn't new to the Isles rookie, had the best seat in the house for four consecutive games earlier this year. When he does play, he averages So someone remind us again, why wasn't this kid
who has fought through a groin injury as well as a concussion that saw him go from projected first-line winger to marginal fourth liner.
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Evgeni Nabokov is day-to-day with a lower body injury according to Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano.
Nabokov left last night’s 5-3 win over the Penguins after falling awkwardly midway through the second period. It looked like a Pens player, who was hovering around the left side of the net, tripped him up.
The fear is that Nabokov may have a groin injury. He suffered one earlier...
Islanders’ propect Mikko Koskinen doesn’t take to being run into kindly. And when Tommi Huhtala did so during a SM-liiga playoff game he gave the Blues player a piece of his mind.
The 23 year old goaltender didn’t last too long before Huhtala sent him to the ice and Koskinen’s teammates came to his aid. You have to love the fight in Koskinen and his willingness...
This is the worst time of the year when fans of college hockey teams have to worry if they are going lose their favorite college hockey players. According to Chris Botta, who is a writer for the New York Times and the New York Islanders had this to say about Fighting Sioux forward Brock Nelson on his twitter feed.
This past week, DU lost blue chippers Jason Zucker and Drew...
Yes, it happened. Word has finally come down that Evgeni Nabokov's "lower body" injury is bad enough to call Kevin Poulin up from Bridgeport. And while there are unconfirmed reports that RDP may have begun skating, he cannot back up Al Montoya at this time.
Although, when it comes to the Islanders, you can't be certain that Kevin won't actually...
from Arthur Staple of Newsday, The Islanders are in yet another goaltending quandary. With only six games left in the season this latest round of “Who’s in net?” isn’t quite as damaging as it has been the past few years.
Evgeni Nabokov is officially listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury that caused him to leave Tuesday night’s 5-3 win in Pittsburgh after two periods...
The Islanders have signed goaltender John Grahame for the remainder of the season to back up Al Montoya. Newsday’s Arthur Staple reported that he should join the team on Friday.
Grahame has not appeared in an NHL game since the 2007-2008 season, when he played in 17 games and had a 3.75 goals against average and a .875 save percentage. Since then he split time between the AHL’s...
I have had some plague lately, which is most unfortunate, but it didn't stop me from witnessing Sunday's game in person. WHAT A SHOW.
Illness has also not stopped me from applying my sound hockey knowledge (read: blind luck) to my fantasy hockey league, in which I am engaged in a bitter showdown for first place with my friend Dave, who actually, you know...
Frans Nielsen scored twice and the New York Islanders won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than four years with a 5-3 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
Michael Grabner, David Ullstrom and Kyle Okposo also scored, and Josh Bailey had three assists to help the Islanders end Pittsburgh's 10-game home winning streak with ease. Okposo, Ullstrom and Nielsen scored...
New York Islanders (31-33-11) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (47-22-6)
TV: ROOT, MSG Plus 2
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The Islanders suck. The Pens have an opportunity to pick up four big points in a home-and-home against them. It's important that they don't overlook this team and let those points slip away.
The last time...
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (47-22-6) vs. New York Islanders (31-33-11) Where: Consol Energy Center When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: ROOT Sports This is by far the most important game they have played against the Islanders in a while. Just one point behind the Rangers, and four points ahead of the Flyers. The Pens are in a [...]
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (47-23-6) vs. New York Islanders (32-33-11) Where: Nassau Colliseum When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: ROOT Sports The Penguins just may have blown the number one seed in their last outing, losing 5-3 to the Islanders. The schedule gets no easier after this game, so it’s basically a must win in regards to [...]
With any shot at the playoffs pretty much shot, the New York Islanders are now playing with the role of spoiler and just making the best of what remains of this season. The Pittsburgh Penguins were the victims of this particular night, as the Islanders beat the Pens for the first time in Pittsburgh since December, 2007, and putting a dent in the Penguins’ hopes to obtain first...
The New York Islanders cooled off Pittsburgh earlier this week, and in the process, likely delivered a wake-up call to the previously surging Penguins.
Trying to avoid consecutive losses for the first time in almost two months, the Penguins hope to avenge that defeat Thursday night on Long Island.
Pittsburgh (47-23-6) had won five straight against New York and 13 in a row at home...