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The New York Islanders’ Al Montoya is sure to get a roaring ovation tonight when he starts between the pipes against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.
Al Montoya was handed the starting duties tonight in his home town tonight, but has earned it with his solid efforts so far this season.
That’s because Montoya is expected to have his own cheering section, as a native of the suburb Glenview, Ill.
Montoya grew up going to Blackhawks games when Ed Belfour anchored the crease.
Now, Montoya will complete his dream playing in the same building he frequented.
Montoya has been pretty stellar this season despite a poor Islandres’ record at 7-11-4 and 18 points.
The 26-year-old and former Michigan Wolverine is 4-3-1 this season with a GAA of 2.006 and save percentage of .933.
“This will be our biggest test, no doubt. Coming into a building like this and they’ve lost a couple games (lately), they’re going to be desperate. I feel strong. I’m confident. I k...
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The Hawks beat the Islanders in a shootout on Friday night, 5-4. Yes, the 2 points are welcome and needed. However, ROW (regulation, overtime wins) took another hit. The game itself skated a fine line between exciting and frustrating. New York, with the WORST goals for average in the game at 1.95 scored twice in the first period. Again, it was not all Crawford’s fault. Cro did...
In his crease, Al Montoya has been calm, composed and shown why he was a sixth overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He’s stopped shots from all angles, including a shorthande...
Matt Moulson was pleased after the best goal-scoring night of his career. The New York Islanders' left winger also felt he could have had more.
Moulson had a career-high four goals, and linemates John Tavares and P.A. Parenteau contributed three assists each as the Islanders held on to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday night.
''He was all over the net,''...
Jonathan Toews netted the only goal in the shootout, after posting a short-handed goal and assist in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the New York Islanders 5-4 on Friday night.
Corey Crawford stopped New York's Frans Nielsen and Nino Niederreiter in the shootout. Matt Moulson, the final Islanders shooter, hit the post to end the game.
Andrew Brunette, rookie...
Dylan Reese was right on the cusp of making the Islanders out of training camp this September, but was ultimately the final defenseman cut from the roster. Skating off the disappointmen...
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The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Dylan Reese has been recalled from loan on emergency basis from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. The emergency recall comes after defenseman Andrew MacDonald suffered...
Team Record: 7-11-4
Last Game: 2-1 W @ BUF
Season Series: 0-0-0 of 2
Team Record: 14-8-3
Last Game: 4-1 L vs. PHX
Season Series: 0-0-0 of 2
Matt Moulson scored a career-high four goals to help the New York Islanders beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday night.
The New York Islanders will try to match a season-high winning streak with a third straight triumph when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks for tonight's battle at the United Center.
The Dallas Stars target their third straight win tonight, when the New York Islanders invade American Airlines Center.