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Islanders Hockey Blog:
Uniondale, NY -- With the Islanders out of the playoffs and after two ugly loses this weekend, there was no one more disappointed about how things have turned out than all-star John Tavares.
The 21 year old has yet to know what the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are like during his three-year career with the Islanders. His team has finished in the bottom five the past two years and is about to again this year.
“Anytime you don’t reach your goal and gain that opportunity to compete for the cup it leaves a sour taste in your mouth,” Tavares said somberly after the loss to Ottawa. “It makes it real difficult watching it and we didn’t reach it this year, but there’s three games now left. We have to stay together, play hard and play with a lot of pride and do the right things. And try to get better and improve for next year.”
This season may be especially hard for Tavares since he has been having a career year. To date, he has a career high 31 goals along with a team leading 78 points. Not ...
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To showcase his appreciation, Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro bought a hot dog and a soda for the first 5,000 Islanders fans at the arena on Sunday.
New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has given both general manager Garth Snow and coach Jack Capuano a vote of confidence.
Wang told MSG Network on Sunday that he thinks Snow has done "a very good job," noting that he has "complete confidence" in him.
He then agreed when asked if Snow and Capuano would return to their respective posts for next season.
New York Islander goaltender Rick DiPietro bought lunch for 5,000 fans at yesterday’s Islanders-Senators game. DiPietro handed out vouchers to the first 5,000 fans himself, which got them a hot dog and small pop at the New York Islanders Fan Appreciation Day. The franchise goalie paid for the food out of his own pocket to thank the fans for all of their support.
from Katie Strang of ESPN New York, Despite the fact the New York Islanders will miss the playoffs this season for the fifth straight year, team owner Charles Wang said he will bring back both general manager Garth Snow and coach Jack Capuano next season.
In an interview with MSG Network on its pregame show Sunday, Wang said he thinks Snow has done “a very good job,” and expressed...
Uniondale, NY -- The Islanders’ locker room was not a happy place after this afternoon’s 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on fan appreciation day. The Isles played bad and they knew it.
“It was pretty horrible on our part,” said captain Mark Streit. “They were missing two of their top players, we didn’t take advantage of it, but the way we played we didn’t deserve to...
--LW Matt Martin was credited with six hits in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Boston, setting the NHL record with 360 hits for the season since it became an official stat in 2005-06. The previous mark was 356 by Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck. "I'm really just finishing my checks, and it's something I'll continue to do," Martin said. "It's cool to be in...