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Rock the Red:
New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
The Isles took advantage of a slow start and mistakes to take two big points. (WP)
For the second time this season, the New York Islanders have denied the Washington Capitals in their quest to win four consecutive games. The Caps lost to New York 3-2 on Tuesday night at Verizon Center, dropping a golden chance to keep pace with the teams in front of them in the standings. After falling behind early in the first period on two straight goals from the slot, Washington battled back with markers from Mike Ribeiro and John Carlson to get on level terms. A strong showing following those two markers was all for naught in the end, however, as a bad play at the end of a shift led the Islanders’ game winner with a little more than five minutes to go in regulation. Making things worse was that both the Rangers and Jets won on Tuesday, putting the Capitals seven and four points out of the Southeast Division lead and eight spot in the Eastern Conference, respectively. Now 15-17-1, the Ca...
BEST OF MAXIM
Alexander Ovechkin had a tough start to the month of March. Through the first eight games, Ovechkin had just two goals and five assists.
However “Ovi” has turned it around during the last five contests. The Washington captain has scored six goals and three assists. This has helped the Caps win four of their last five games.
Ovechkin has always been one for interesting phrases...
John Tavares broke a tie with 5:18 left to help the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Matt Moulson forced a turnover by Washington defenseman Mike Green next to the Capitals' net and fed Tavares in the right circle for his 20th goal of the season. Michael Grabner and Josh Bailey also scored for the Islanders.
Mike Ribeiro and John Carlson...
It may seem a little early to nominate a comeback player of the year for the NHL, however I have one for you to consider, New York Islanders Goalie Evgeni Nabokov. When he was with the San Jose Sharks, Nabokov was one of the premier goalies in the game. For example, in 2007-8, Nabokov was 46-21 with a Goals Against Average of 2.14. When he was claimed by the Islanders on...
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
The lockout-shortened season, with its compressed schedule and unique challenges, was bound to offer up a few surprises.
Here’s one to consider: the New York Islanders sneaking into the playoffs.
With roughly one month remaining and one week until the April 3 trade deadline, the Islanders find themselves in sole possession of ninth place...
Three Stars of the Week
1. Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
The league should start to worry knowing that the Capitals’ superstar is starting to score goals in head coach Adam Oates’ system. Ovechkin is one of the key reasons for the Capitals’ turn around, and it starts where Ovi knows best – in the goals department. Ovechkin netted five in the last...
If you don’t pay attention to New York Islanders hockey, well, for the time being you may be a lucky person. The team hasn’t finished out of the bottom five in the entire league in five years. They have stated that playoffs are the goal almost every year, and they would have to play very well [...]
The slumping Flyers face-off with the New York Islanders in the second game of five straight at the Wells Fargo Center at 7PM on Thursday night. After dropping game one of the home-stand 5-2 to the New York Rangers Tuesday night, the Flyers look to repeat their previous performance against the Islanders, a 7-0 drubbing [...]
The New York Islanders haven't been at their best at home, but their play on the road has them eying what could be their first playoff berth in six years.
The Philadelphia Flyers continue to spiral out of contention, and are in danger of missing out on the postseason for the first time in six years.
New York looks to win a fourth straight road game and send the Flyers to a...