from Katie Strang of ESPN,
Following a Game 1 rout in which the Isles were easily dispatched 5-0, they have rebounded well with a win in Game 2 and a strong performance in Game 3, despite falling in overtime.
But it's not just about their ability to compete with the top-seeded Penguins. The Islanders believe they can pull off the upset.
"We know we can beat...
With a little more than three weeks left in the lockout-shortened regular season, the New York Islanders are in an unexpected position - fighting for their first playoff berth since 2006-07.
The Islanders took another step toward the postseason Monday night as Frans Nielsen set up two early goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves in a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
It was the...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2013
Frans Nielsen set up two early goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and the New York Islanders continued their playoff push with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic were the beneficiaries of Nielsen's passes and John Tavares added his 22nd goal of the season as the Islanders won for the fourth time in five games.
from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,
A source confirmed to the Daily Herald on Saturday that the Blackhawks and Islanders have been talking multiplayer trade with the centerpiece of the deal being New York center Frans Nielsen....
According to the source, the Hawks are seeking help on defense because they are nervous about going into the playoffs with Johnny Oduya...
The Isles' Frans Nielsen scored first tonight and on the power play no less. The curse seems to be broken. Power play was three for three, and Doug said they're just getting back to basics and getting pucks to the net. I think it's a little more than that.
"Puck responsibility is paramount." Assistant coach Doug Weight told MSG's Peter Ruttgaizer after...
New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $11 million, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported on Tuesday.
The Islanders confirmed Nielsen signed an extension and detailed that an official announcement will be made on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Nielsen was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Prior to Tuesday's contest...
The Islanders have locked up Frans Nielsen to 4-year, $11 million deal according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Last month a Danish website reported they were close to re-signing the Danish center.
According to McKenzie, Nielsen’s cap annual cap hit will only be $2.75 million. With his year-by-year salary breaking down as follows: $2 million, $2.5 million, $3 million and $3.5 million...
Frans Nielsen scored the deciding goal in a shootout, and the New York Islanders earned their third straight win by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's bottom two teams.
Kyle Okposo scored with 1:30 remaining to send the game into overtime, and John Tavares had three assists for the Islanders (14-17-6), who matched their...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2012
Frans Nielsen scored the deciding goal in a shootout, and the Islanders earned their third straight win by beating the Hurricanes 4-3 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's bottom two teams.
January 03, 2012
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout while Al Montoya had his glove in good form, giving the New York Islanders their first extra-time victory of the season, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
December 17, 2011