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Isles delay hospital visits due to mumps outbreak

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders are postponing their annual holiday hospital visits due to the ongoing mumps outbreak in the NHL. Team members were scheduled to go see children at various hospitals on Wednesday, but the Islanders say those visits will be rescheduled. The announcement Tuesday comes in light of the Pittsburgh Penguins saying that forward Beau Bennett is...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares spears Marek Zidlicky in the groin (GIF)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares speared New Jersey Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky in the groin during the final minutes of the third period in Monday night's game at the Nassau Coliseum.Zidlicky had just knocked Tavares to the ice with a big hit and was skating back on defense when Tavares got back up and speared him in the crotch. Tavares was given a two-minute minor...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders top Devils in shootout to stay perfect beyond regulation

  One thing is clear through two months of the NHL season. If you're going to beat the New York Islanders, you'd better get them in regulation. For the ninth time in nine tries, the Islanders come out on top in extra time. A tying goal by Matt Martin got them into overtime, and Josh Bailey finished off the New Jersey Devils in the fifth round of a shootout, lifting New York to a...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: John Tavares spears Marek Zidlicky in the groin

John Tavares was frustrated with Marek Zidlicky after a collision at center ice. Tavares took exception to Zidlicky’s knee/trip and retaliated with a spear in the groin. Remarkably, the spear only resulted in a two-minute penalty for slashing.
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Revenge-Spears Marek Zidlicky Right In The Nuts

New York Islanders captain John Tavares was on the receiving end of an open-ice hit from the Devils’ Marek Zidlicky during the final few minutes of the third period on Monday night in Long Island, and Tavares clearly wasn’t happy about the check. After being sent spinning to the ice, Tavares got back on his feet and Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders End Hawks Streak

The New York Islanders scored two quick third period goals to and hung on to beat the Blackhawks, ending Chicago’s winning streak. It took more than 34 minutes for someone to finally score, as Daniel Carcillo put home his fourth … Continue reading → The post Islanders End Hawks Streak appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Third-period goals help Islanders snap Blackhawks' winning streak

  Kyle Okposo and Lubomir Visnovsky scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Islanders beat Chicago 3-2 on Saturday night to snap the Blackhawks' NHL-best, eight-game winning streak. After Patrick Kane gave the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead 3:46 into the third with an end-to-end rush with a backhanded finish, Okposo tied it with a power-play goal off a rebound of John...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Islanders: early season dominance fading away

All good things come to an end. It’s a little dramatic but I’m purposely exaggerating what’s been going on with the Islanders since the second period of last Saturday’s home matinee against the St. Louis Blues. By the end of the first period, the Islanders were up 3-0 and it appeared their November dominance was not going to be halted in December. I mean, the Blues are one...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders will seek revenge in rematch with Blues

The New York Islanders are banged up on defense and that's been evident in their last two games. Playing without No. 1 goaltender Jaroslav Halak again certainly wouldn't help. Halak's status is uncertain as the Islanders try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season and exact a small measure of revenge Thursday night when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Jumping...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Lee fined for hit on Blues' Gunnarsson

NEW YORK -- Islanders forward Anders Lee has been fined $2,286 by the NHL for elbowing St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson last weekend. The play came at 7:15 of the second period during Saturday's 6-4 victory by the visiting Blues. Lee didn't draw a penalty. The league said Tuesday the fine was the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jake Allen bats the puck out of the air to prevent a goal

Jake Allen’s day against the New York Islanders only lasted 20 minutes, but it also featured the best save of the contest. Allen stops the initial shot and blocks another effort off of his rebound with his stick. The puck floated into the air and Allen quickly swatted it away before it crossed the line.
Via Frozen Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues face former goalie Halak, who's been on fire for Islanders

Jaroslav Halak wasn't comfortable enough to face the St. Louis Blues in April, a little more than a month after they traded him. Riding a club-record 11-game winning streak, the New York goaltender might feel differently about the prospect of facing his former team Saturday as the Islanders try to win eight straight at home for the first time in almost 25 years. Halak won 83 games...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Boychuk and Visnovsky are both out Tuesday

Tuesday Night the New York Islanders will host the Ottawa Senators. They will also be without two key players. Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky.  There are no expected line-up changes tonight. #459581886 / Both Visnovsky and Boychuk have suffered upper-body injuries. They are considered day-to-day but will bot be ready for Tuesday nights tilt against...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak was amazing in the month of November

Jaroslav Halak deserves to be named the NHL’s top player in the month of November. If you haven’t noticed, Halak is quietly putting on a show for the New York Islanders and has assisted in pushing the Isles up near the top of the Metropolitan Division. Before we dive into the actual numbers, let’s talk some broad facts. Halak has stood on his head for the Isles in the month...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob McKenzie burns Mike Milbury

This is why Bob McKenzie is such a valuable addition to NBC’s coverage of the NHL.  Anytime someone can make a joke at the expense of Mike Milbury’s tenure of the New York Islanders, it’s a win.  Let’s just hope he wasn’t hit with a shoe after the cameras stop rolling. (H/T Puck Drunk Love) The post Bob McKenzie burns Mike Milbury appeared first on Awful Announcing.
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  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

Isles Prospect Celebrates Impressive Goal In Front Of Opponent’s Bench (Video)

New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang knows a phenomenal goal deserves a phenomenal celebration. The Windsor Spitfires forward scored a beauty of a goal on an end-to-end rush in Saturday’s OHL game against the Mississauga Steelheads to give his team a one-goal lead midway through the third period. But what the 18-year-old did after the goal is the real story here. Ho-Sang busted...
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Thomas Hickey Returns to Practice After Cut to Face from Skate

Tuesday night saw another potentially gruesome injury occur in the NHL. Thomas Hickey  defenseman from the New York Islanders, was struck in the face by the skate of Toronto forward Mike Santorelli. Chris Peters of reported that Hickey immediately left the ice and did not return to the game. Cut in the face by a skate last night, but he's back out for practice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders For Real?

#457334874 / The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped.  The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began.  Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start. Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
Via Beyond The Benches
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Mikhail Grabovski Avoids Concussion & Will Be Evaluated For Upper Body Injury

Last night, New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski avoided serious injury after taking a massive hit from San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott. Grabovski was helped from the ice and did not return to the game. The injury occurred midway through the first period.#456556090 / gettyimages.comHave heard that Mikhail Grabovski does not have a concussion. Upper body injury will be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Off-Season Review: Did the Isles Have the Best Off-Season in the NHL?

#456554100 / Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. Things took a turn in the 90s and ever since they’ve been known for ineffective ownership, poor management, and mediocre hockey. The drafting of John Tavares and the emergence of players like Kyle Okposo has given fans hope that the Isles could be on a road...
Via TopSportsReport
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Expecting To Have Bigger Role With New York Islanders

Getting traded from a Stanley Cup contender to a team that has only made the playoffs once in the last seven years might be disheartening for some players. But for Johnny Boychuk, who was traded Saturday from the Boston Bruins to the New York Islanders, it’s a chance to prove his worth as a top player on a team’s blueline. “I know that I’m going to be having a bigger role...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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