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New York Islanders force Game 7

Heading into Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders faced elimination from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs trailing the series 3-2 against the Washington Capitals. After a bad 5-1 loss in Game 5, the Islanders were able to pull it back together and play a great game in front of an energetic crowd at what could potentially be the last game played at the...
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Game Four Edition

Tonight the New York Islanders are poised to take this opening round playoff series by the throat and squeeze ever so tightly. Saturday’s overtime victory at the hands of captain John Tavares continues this team’s flare for dramatics—a characteristic that underpins this team’s postseason pedigree. The game plan moving forward is a simple one: sick the fourth line on anything...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown lead

The ice has tilted back in favor of the New York Islanders after an exciting early overtime goal scored by the captain John Tavares. After dominating the first two periods thanks in part to the raucous crowd at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders squandered their good play by letting up a Capitals goal midway through the […] The post Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders take a 2-1 series lead

It took free hockey to decide the third game between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, not much time was needed as Islanders captain John Tavares fought through the Capitals defense and put the puck behind goalie Braden Holtby. The goal happened 15 seconds into overtime sending the home crowd into an uproar as...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Tavares Scores GW Goal in 15 Seconds of OT to Edge Capitals

Heartbreak is one word to sum up the mood for the Washington Capitals after losing Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round to the New York Islanders in 15 seconds. John Tavares won the opening faceoff in overtime. Johnny Boychuk was able to get a great shot off, but Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made a great save. It appeared Holtby was going to hold the puck for the whistle...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs Capitals

Playoff hockey makes its way back to the Island for the second time in the last three years for what seems to be a promising future for a young Islanders team.  The Islanders could have had home ice advantage if they picked up a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their final regular season game.  However, with their shootout loss against the Blue Jackets, the Islanders will...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Scores A Sick Game Winner In OT To Give The Islanders A 4-3 Win Over Leafs (VIDEO)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares seemed like he just wanted it.  After trailing 2-0 to start the third period and then 3-1, Tavares and company scored three goals in the third, and with under 30 seconds left in overtime, Tavares took the puck at center ice and put on his own personal highlight show. In his hometown and with mom and dad on hand, Tavares might have just vaulted...
Via Total Sports Blog
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

John Tavares and the Pursuit of the Art Ross Trophy

For the next 18 games, John Tavares’ number one goal will be to win hockey games. There’s a very good chance that if a reporter even mutters the word “Art Ross Trophy” to him, the trophy given annually to the NHL leader in points, he’ll stare back at said reporter blankly, almost in shock that the reporter can’t think of something more important to talk about at this...
Via Islanders Insight
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patience is a virtue for the Islanders and John Tavares

The former child prodigy and number one overall pick of the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry draft, John Tavares, has been steadily improving and is now considered amongst the best players in the game. His drive and determination to be the best has no doubt kept him on the right path during the first portion of his NHL career. John Tavares has enduring some very lean times...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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