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Do the New York Islanders have the best fourth line in hockey?

Fans call them them the bash brothers, opponents hate to play against them, and overall they energize the crowd and their teammates with their bone crushing hits. The New York Islanders line of Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck, and Casey Cizikas make up one of the best fourth lines not only in the playoffs, but the entire […] The post Do the New York Islanders have the best fourth...
Via Along the Boards
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 4/24/15

The New York Islanders and the Nassau Coliseum are now officially on life support. After last night’s 5-1 drubbing to the Washington Capitals, the Islanders head back to Long Island, down 3-2 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. It’s hard to fathom, but one more loss sends the Islanders packing to Brooklyn. I’m not trying to be a downer, but it’s...
Via Islanders Insight
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4|22|15

In an overtime heartbreaker, the Islanders bowed down to the red-hot Nicklas Backstrom and his Capitals. The 2-1 game was relatively even, even with the constant New York power plays to start the second period. Special teams, as it has been stressed, was crucial in last night’s game. Washington was perfect on the penalty kill, and although it was aided by a reluctant Islanders...
Via Islanders Insight
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Foiled in OT, Series Tied at 2

The New York Islanders lose a tough battle but not the war. Game 4 was decided with just 8:51 left in the first OT period, as Nicklas Backstrom tipped a Joel Ward drive from the point that snuck past Jaroslav Halak to give the Washington Capitals the victory and the momentum heading back to the Verizon Center. The game was a hard-fought one, led by the Islanders’ fourth line...
Via Islanders Insight
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4/15/14- It Is Time

We have arrived. This is it.The crusade begins now. With all clichés aside, today does mark the start of the most important stretch of the season thus far. The Islanders will be in Washington for Game 1 of the first round of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The game starts at seven o’clock tonight, and can be seen on MSG+. The Isles’ lineup looks a bit different than it...
Via Islanders Insight
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Greats Relive Memories Of Nassau Coliseum

There have been so many memories made at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which closed its doors to regular season hockey last night. For some, new memories can be forged with the beginning of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs as the New York Islanders take on the Washington Capitals in the opening round. At least two games are assured of being played in Uniondale. Chris Dordon...
Via Islanders Insight
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Accidentally Press Self Destruct Button

Tonight’s Recap Well…things could not have been any crazier to close out the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to regular season hockey. A day that started with so much hope and contained a moving and well thought out pregame presentation to remember the old barn one last time ended with just about everything the Islanders had going for them squashed. It was a tense, playoff...
Via Islanders Insight
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Ice Penguins, Reach 100 Points

The New York Islanders skated tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins having already clinched a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. However, with two games remaining on the schedule, the Islanders still were playing for second place in the Metropolitan Division and the possibility of home ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins, in contrast...
Via Islanders Insight
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers' Fast shamelessly (but effectively) commits a ridiculous flop

Hockey players are righly counted among toughest and most upstanding of all professional athletes, but that doesn't mean they won't flop from time to time. Enter New York Rangers' 23-year-old winger Jesper Fast who took a dive before a faceoff against the Islanders on Tuesday that would make Vlade Divac, Manu Ginobili and numerous soccer floppers applaud. Here it is: Whoooooopsie...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Ice Islanders In Regular Season Rivalry Finale

Tonight’s Recap The Islanders needed this one. Sitting just three points up on their cross-town rivals, the Islanders needed a win to get some breathing room. This wasn’t just any old game, this was an Islanders/Rangers game that could shift the balance of power in the Metro. A win would give the Isles an enormous two points. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as the Rangers hold...
Via Islanders Insight
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Bury the Leafs in Goals

New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs: Pregame Report When: Tuesday, March 9, 2015Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (42-21-4) face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-35-5) tonight at Air Canada Centre to conclude their road...
Via Islanders Insight
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Turn the Hunter into the Hunted

New York Islanders at Nashville Predators: Pregame Report When: Thursday, March 5, 2015Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TennesseeTime: 8:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders (41-21-3) are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night where they stole a point to keep pace...
Via Islanders Insight
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|3|15

The trade deadline left an impact around the NHL, and the Islanders made their own splash, acquiring Michal Neuvirth and Tyler Kennedy. The team also sent Cory Conacher to Vancouver, and shipped G David Leggio to Arizona. While trades are important, New York as a team needs to focus on tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars. The Isles are in a tight race for the division title...
Via Islanders Insight
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Enter Home Stretch With Favorable Odds

The New York Islanders (38-19-1, 77 pts.) continue their rebirth as the 2014-15 regular season begins to wind down to an incredible conclusion, especially for those who have been following the best division in all of hockey, the Metropolitan. 12 teams in the league have 70 points or greater with 4 of them residing in the group the Islanders currently lead and have led for most of...
Via Islanders Insight
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 53

I’m starting to get this feeling of repetitiveness during the 2014-15 hockey season for ever time the Islanders play the Rangers, I find myself saying, “this is the biggest match-up between the two in quite some time.” Well, it is true. And while it’s a wonderful thought that these two now-heavyweights will be slugging it out at the Coliseum, and who knows? Maybe in the playoffs...
Via Islanders Insight
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Fire Back Against Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum , Uniondale, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (36-18-1) will look to extend their winning streak to four against the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Islanders Insight
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|13|15

3-2 wins seem to be working for the Islanders, and that doesn’t warrant any complaints from anyone. The Isles won their third straight game by the score of 3-2 last night, this time against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Anders Lee scored two goals last night (including the game winner), and Casey Cizikas and his fourth line combined for a nice goal in the first period. The Isles’...
Via Islanders Insight
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Character Continues to Shine

TONIGHT’S RECAP The Islanders have grown leaps and bounds from previous years, and their maturity level was on display Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum. They showed that en route to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. After the Maple Leafs coach questioned the team’s heart publicly following their most recent loss to the Rangers, the Islanders got the start...
Via Islanders Insight
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Leafs Make Final Visit to Nassau Coliseum

Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Thursday, February 12, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG + (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (35-18-1) will host the Toronto Maple Leafs (23-28-4) for the last time at Nassau Veterans Memorial...
Via Islanders Insight
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Islanders Preview

After doing just enough to get by the NHL's two worst teams, the New York Islanders are hoping to step it up in what appears to be another very favorable matchup. The Metropolitan Division leaders will try to send the Toronto Maple Leafs to a franchise-record 12th consecutive road loss Thursday night. New York (35-18-1) had dropped four of five before closing a three-game trip with...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Checking Line Making The Difference

Following the Islanders 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers, MSG Network’s Stan Fischler asked head coach Jack Capuano, “Would you say your fourth line is now your first line?” At first glance you might think it is a bizarre question, but that unit has been the Islanders most consistent line since the beginning of the season. You do not necessarily measure their level of success...
Via Islanders Insight
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Isles 4th line is pretty, pretty good

Casey Cizikas scores on an assist of the year candidate from Colin McDonald as the Islanders 4th line continues to play big.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|11|15

It was not pretty, but it does not always have to be. The Islanders found a way to win, and in what is becoming a more familiar fashion. The fourth line got the job done yet again. Colin McDonald, who was recently called up from Bridgeport, and Casey Cizikas scored goals to help the Islanders beat the Oilers 3-2. McDonald opened the scoring for the Islanders 13:20 into the first...
Via Islanders Insight
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cizikas scores late goal to give Islanders win over Oilers

  Casey Cizikas snapped a third-period tie with 4:37 left, and the New York Islanders pulled out a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The Oilers, who have the fewest victories in the NHL, appeared poised to win for the second straight night as they dominated the third period. But Jaroslav Halak stood tall in the New York net and prevented what would have been a disappointing...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cizikas scores late to give Islanders 3-2 win over Oilers

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Casey Cizikas snapped a third-period tie with 4:37 left, and the New York Islanders pulled out a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. The Oilers, who have the fewest victories in the NHL, appeared poised to win for the second straight night as they dominated the third period. But Jaroslav Halak stood tall in the New York net and prevented what...
Via AP on Fox
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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