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By Christian Arnold
NHLHS New York Islanders Correspondent
Uniondale, NY – The Islanders 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night was a tough loss to swallow for fans and players of the Long Island based organization. But the Islanders ability to come back from a 2-0 deficit and take one of the best teams in the NHL to the brink speaks to how quickly the Islanders have turned their season around from just two ago.
In their last six games the Islanders have gone 4-0-2 and secured 10 out of a possible 12 points. The recent hot streak has propelled them back into the playoff hunt; they are six points out of eighth place in the eastern conference.
In prior weeks the Islanders had seemed lifeless, being shutout in back to back games. Even when they had played well they did not have the confidence level to stay in a game should the other team take an early lead or stage a comeback. There was chatter about a lack of identity and fears that a repeat of last season’s ...
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Now Orpik was hurt, came back with stiches above the nose area, but I don’t think the damage was done by Hamonic.
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Isles forward Matt Martin is set to play in his 100th career game tonight when the Islanders take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum. For any player in their young career, hi...
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Uniondale, NY -- The Islanders six game point streak came to an end last night with a sobering 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins James Neal tied the game twice before his team wrestled control of the game away from the Islanders. They were also assisted by a controversial penalty called against Travis Hamonic; a five-minute major elbowing and a game misconduct.
I ask everyone to head over to NHL Hot Stove and check out my latest piece on the Islanders recent resurgence. The story includes quotes from Isles head coach Jack Capuano, PA Parenteau and Steve Staios. To read the story click here.
It was kind of weird playing the same Eastern Conference opponent twice in 7 days. This time, the Hawks traveled to New York to face off against the Islanders. Entering the contest, a couple of things stood out. Toews was on top of the leader board in the NHL in goals. Kane, who recently rejoined the Hawks Captain on the first line, was in the top spot in assists. (Again, I like...
The Islanders held an optional morning skate. Here are pics of the guys who took the option...
Islanders coach Jack Capuano said that the Islanders won't make any lineup changes and that Al Montoya ...
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4) @ New York Islanders (9-11-6)
TV: ROOT, MSG Plus
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, New York
Another trip to the dump on Long Island. The Penguins are again faced with a number of injuries. On defense, Robert Bortuzzo has concussion-like symptoms and will not play. Zbynek Michalek and Kris...
2011-12 Game 30
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4, 36 points) at New York Islanders (9-11-6, 24 points)
Why does it matter?
The Isles will get a taste of the Pens without Sid, after they were thoroughly trounced when he returned. It shouldn't matter - the Pens have dominated the Isles in recent history, and their power play has been a big reason why - it...
The New York Islanders had the misfortune of being front and center for Sidney Crosby's first game back, but the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar won't be on the ice for Saturday's rematch on Long Island.
Given the Islanders' dismal recent history against Pittsburgh, Crosby's absence might not matter.
The Penguins look for a fifth straight victory and 19th in 23...
The Penguins and Islanders don’t agree on much. They did both believe, however, that a major penalty assessed to New York defenseman Travis Hamonic for a hit on Brooks Orpik wasn’t a penalty.
“I’ve watched it numerous times, and that’s a play where I probably wouldn...
Team Record: 9-11-6
Last Game: 3-2 OTL vs. CHI
Season Series: 0-2-1 of 6
Team Record: 16-9-4
Last Game: 3-2 L @ PHI
Season Series: 3-0-0 of 6
I don’t know why the Penguins think they can play 20-30 minutes a night and beat good teams. But that’s what they tried to do against the Flyers, and they failed. Enough about the Broad St. Bastards though. Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4) vs. New York Islanders (9-11-6) Where: Nassau Colliseum When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: [...]