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Islanders' top-line forward Kyle Okposo out 6 to 8 weeks with upper-body injury

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The surprising New York Islanders are starting the second half on a down note as top-line forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. Islanders coach Jack Capuano delivered the news Monday after the first practice following the NHL All-Star break. Okposo, who played in New York's first 46 games this season...
Via AP on Fox
17 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Isles' top-line forward Okposo out 6 to 8 weeks

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The surprising New York Islanders are starting the second half on a down note as top-line forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. Islanders coach Jack Capuano delivered the news Monday after the first practice following the NHL All-Star break. Okposo, who played in New York's first 46 games this season...
Via AP on Fox
46 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Injuries Abound! Kyle Okposo and Sergei Bobrovsky Are Out For A While

Just what the doctor ordered for the start of your stretch run, there's a bunch of key guys out with injuries and almost no one who can replace them. We all knew about Sergei Bobrovsky's injury going into the break, but the big news is that Kyle Okposo is going to be out for the next two months with an upper-body injury. The Isles are mum on what exactly happened to Okie, but...
Via Razzball Hockey
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Scores Slick NHL All-Star Game Goal

The NHL All-Star game saw a record 29 goals scored this year, producing a dizzying box score, and perhaps none were better than this one by Tavares. The goal itself wasn’t incredible, but the dangle he displayed coming down the wing was too filthy. Tavares tied the record for goals in an All-Star game at […] The post John Tavares Scores Slick NHL All-Star Game Goal appeared first...
Via Diehardsport
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares puts in 4 goals in highest-scoring NHL All-Star Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game. The wild, no-defense exhibition even featured a fake fight along with goals in bunches. The 29 goals were the most in the event's 60-year history, eclipsing the 26-goal burst in North America...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predicted blizzard already impacting Rangers' plans

NEW YORK (AP) The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers. With the NHL All-Star break ending Monday, the Rangers had planned to practice at their training center rink in Westchester County one day before traveling to Long Island to play the rival New York Islanders on Tuesday night. But with forecasters...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Find No Success This Saturday

It had to happen sooner or later because given the number of New York Islanders prospects and the many games that make up a season that a night would come along that would make one go “ewwww”. There is, however a silver lining in all of this and that is that it took more than half a season for the Islander prospects to have one of these bad nights. Robbie Russo (2011 fourth rd...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Find Their Missing Piece(s)

The NHL’s All-Star break is an opportunity for reflection and for the Islanders one needn’t look further than Garth Snow’s acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy as huge keys to their first-half success.  If anyone kept to their NHL “Things-To-Do-In-The-Offseason” list, it was the Isles GM. Jaroslav Halak was acquired from the Washington Capitals for a 4th round...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dal Colle Continues To Shine

Friday night was a “good news”, “not so good news” kind of evening for the New York Islander prospects. The “good news” is that the two prospects who have been having excellent seasons, Michael Dal Colle (2014 first rd.) of the Oshawa Generals and Stephon Williams (2013 fourth rd.) kept up their high level of play. The “not so good news” starts with an almost automatic...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Bailey Is Thriving On The Isles’ Top Line

The New York Islanders have one of the best offenses in the NHL, in fact they have the second best offense in the entire league. Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, it’s true, the Isles sport the second best offense posting 3.2 goals per tilt and they show absolutely no signs of stopping anytime soon. In fact, they’ve been picking up the pace lately and could soon be the best...
Via Razzball Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York leaves Flyers stranded on Long Island

  View image | gettyimages.com     The New York Islanders scored early and often. Nikolay Kulemin had a pair of goals, Johnny Boychuk added two assists, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves and the New York Islanders dominated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Monday afternoon. The Islanders stormed out of the gate. Michael Grabner scored his fourth of the season just 1:32 in to...
Via Flyerdelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewery debuts 'Barn Rocker' beer for Islanders' last season at Nassau Coliseum

A Long Island-based brewery has partnered with Nassau Coliseum to offer a barley and hops tribute to the New York Islanders' last season inside the soon-to-be-vacated cement slab out in Hempstead. “Barn Rocker” ale made its debut during Friday night's game against the Penguins. The beer's name commemorates the team’s final season at its current venue — known as ...
Via The Other Paper
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders' 'Fisherman' jerseys are coming back: Report

The New York Islanders are playing their best hockey over the past twenty years and now they have found a way to remind fans of all the futility they seemed to have left behind.While Islanders fans thought they had seen the last of the snarling fisherman when the team ditched the logo after two years, it’s coming back — for one night only. And to help celebrate (?) their...
Via The Other Paper
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Reporter Forgets Player’s Name During Interview, Plays It Off Well (Video)

New York Islanders reporter Shannon Hogan lived out every reporter’s worst nightmare Monday night. While reporting during the first intermission of the Islanders-Capitals game, The Madison Square Garden Network reporter forgot the name of the player she was interviewing. This embed is invalid" /> Hogan played it off by saying she was “just joking...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders reporter forgets name of Islanders player

Yikes! A reporter's worst nightmare. #Isles https://t.co/cMQcRJCv4q — Greg Balloch (@GregBallochST) December 30, 2014 I must confess that I’m no good with names, so I have quite a bit of sympathy for MSG Islanders reporter Shannon Hogan.  While getting ready to interview Anders Lee at the first intermission she forgot his name.  She did well to try to play it off though...
Via Awful Announcing
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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