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Last night loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs was the latest blow to the Islanders hopes of gaining ground in the Eastern Conference standings. The Islanders sit 14th in conference and 11 points out a playoff spot with 49 games left to play. Though they’re not out of it by any means that could change quickly if they don’t turn things around when the NHL starts back up following the winter recess.
The 5-3 loss was a microcosm of the Islanders struggles all season; bad defensive play and an inability to find the back of the net. Throw in poor call by the officials and you may have found a theme for Islander games this season.
It’s safe to say that everyone watching the game was flabbergasted by the diving penalty assessed to John Tavares in a crucial juncture in the game. The penalty took the Islanders best player off the ice and killed the momentum the Islanders had at that point.
Of course this hasn’t been the only time the Islanders have been given the short end of the stick when i...
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The Islanders were not too pleased with the officials following Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs. Several missed calls and a phantom diving call on John Tavares after he had been crosschecked in the face really grinded the gears of the Islanders. Non-more so than Isles assistant coach Doug Weight.
After the officials announced the diving call on Tavares at 16:59 Doug...
New York Islanders goaltender Al Montoya was diagnosed with a concussion following his collision with Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets.
Montoya had established himself as the top goaltender after posting a 6-5-3 mark with a 2.45 goals-against average this season.
Evgeni Nabokov replaced the 26-year-old Montoya during Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory over Winnipeg and started...
As we get to the second half of the New York Islander first half report; we really do need to clear up that what is going on with the prospects is not the fault of the Islanders.
Garth Snow and staff did not get Corey Trivino drunk, Trivino made that choice on his own. Andrey Pedan is innocent until OHL says otherwise.
Nor can the Islanders be held to blame for a team being...
As the lowest-scoring team in the Eastern Conference, it's not hard to see where the New York Islanders need the most improvement.
Their overall play at home is also in need of a major upgrade.
The Islanders look to win at Nassau Coliseum for only the second time in eight games Friday night when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time this season.
Joffrey Lupul 2 for cross checking and John Tavares 2 for diving.
Call came with 3 minutes left in the game with the Leafs up by one goal.
Team Record: 11-15-6
Last Game: 4-2 L @ NYR
Season Series: 0-0-0 of 4
Team Record: 17-13-4
Last Game: 3-2 W vs. BUF
Season Series: 0-0-...
The New York Rangers (20-8-4) defeated the New York Islanders (11-15-6) by the score of 4-2, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports....was concerned that the Rangers might be looking ahead to the Flyers, but this team, as has been the case all year, stayed focus on the opponent in front of them and got the job done....i'd love to say that Dubinsky's...
The New York Islanders conceded an early lead and dropped their second straight game, losing 5-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders went down...
Five Maple Leafs goals means a lump of coal for the Islanders. The Islanders head into the league’s two-day Christmas break with their second straight loss after falling 5-3 to the Maple Leafs last night at Nassau Coliseum.Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored, and Evgeni Nabokov...