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Uniondale, NY – It’s safe to say that Kyle Okposo may be most thankful for breaking his scoring drought last night against the Philadelphia Flyers this Thanksgiving. Okposo scored two goals and had an assist in the 4-3 loss at the Nassau Coliseum.
Up till last night Okposo had not scored a goal since March 22 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“I felt good tonight and that’s the way I know how to play,” Okposo said following the game. “I don’t know what it was from the beginning of the year, but I wasn’t doing it. Something clicked mentally and I’m just happy to be back.”
In the first period Kyle Okposo scored from one knee off a pass from Michael Grabner from behind the net 37 seconds into the game. Then later in the period was on the finishing end of a great tic tac toe play, with Josh Bailey and Michael Grabner getting the assists.
It wasn’t just on the offensive side that Okposo played well. In the second period the Flyers seemed to have a break away opportunity, after the Isl...
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The New York Islanders have placed forward Blake Comeau on waivers in the midst of the worst slump of his career.Comeau is coming off a career season in 2010-11, scoring 24 goals and adding 22 assists in 76 games. He has been a major disappointment so far this season, with zero points and a minus-11 rating in 16 games.The 25-year-old winger has spent his entire five-year career on...
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So I was at the Pens Isles game last night and I took a few videos throughout the game in hopes of catching something memorable. I took one of the final few seconds of the game and when I watched them later on I realized what I caught. After the horn sounds and the Pens congratulate Fleury you can see DiPietro go and pick up the game puck just...
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So I was at the Pens Isles game and I took a few videos throughout the game in hopes of catching something memorable. I took one of the final few seconds of the game and when I watched them later on I realized what I caught. After the horn sounds and the Pens congratulate Fleury you can see DiPietro go and...
Five years ago, an Islander PR guy told me to change the number "55" on my Isles necklace to a number 57 because -- "Blake's the real deal." I told him no I would not. I am pretty glad I did.
Once Blake Comeau was put on waivers, everyone knew it wouldn't be long until he was picked up. Hello Calgary. Goodbye Comeau.
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On Thanksgiving day here in the United States, the New York Islanders placed Blake Comeau on waivers, potentially ending his run in Uniondale. To the surprise of no one, speculation regarding whether or not Ottawa would make a claim ran rampant.
Comeau's not your prototypical waiver-wire acquisition - he's a career 0.46 PPG player...
Successful third period comebacks have not been a recent Flyers specialty. With their comeback win in overtime over the New York Islanders last night, Philly has now won twice in 29 tries since the start of last season (1-6-0 this season, 1-16-5 last year) when trailing after two periods.
Frankly, the Flyers probably wouldn't have won this one, either, if Sergei Bobrovsky...
Uniondale, NY -- The Islanders look to turn the tide tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum. The Flyers are 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and 11-6-3 on the season.
The Islanders were swept in the season by the Flyers last year and are 24-2 in their last 26 games against the Islanders. Their last loss to the Isles came on April 1, 2010.
The Flyers are working...
The Islanders finally proved they can take a punch, but ultimately could not deliver the knockout blow.
After surrendering a two-goal lead against the Flyers last night at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders failed to convert on a power-play in overtime and lost their third straight game shortly after, 4-3, as...
Team Record: 5-10-4
Last Game: 4-3 OTL vs. PHI
Season Series: 0-0-0 of 6
Team Record: 11-8-1
Last Game: 2-1 SOW vs. CBJ
Season Series: 0-0-0 of 6
Stellar goaltending and a willingness to block shots powered the New Jersey Devils to a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders Friday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders, who h...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Danny Briere scored his second goal of the game with 2:26 remaining in overtime, giving the Philadelphia
Flyers a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
ST. LOUIS, MO -- While Blake Comeau officially hails from Meadow Lake, SK, when he was told he had been claimed by the Calgary Flames, he felt like he was heading home.
"My mom and dad live there. My wife...