Afternoon line(s): not-so-major signings and…a trade show!

We haven't had this kind of day in a long time. It's the middle of July, officially, and while the Wings named their assistant coach and the Predators signed Derek Roy and Mike Ribeiro, the balance of the day's stories have played out as follows: BREAKING: NEWS: #Canes hire David Marcoux as goaltending coach. Details: — Carolina...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing spoilers, red-hot Islanders stop Senators

The Islanders are enjoying their role as spoilers. The Isles made Ottawa’s drive toward the postseason harder on Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the Islanders won their third in a row and for the fifth time in six games. The Isles also recently have knocked off playoff hopefuls, Blue Jackets and Devils...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Islanders are going to be pretty young at forward tonight

The New York Islanders have called up 21-year-old Swedish rookie Johan Sundstrom from AHL Bridgeport, and he’ll take Michael Grabner‘s spot in the lineup tonight in San Jose. With the move, Sunstrom — who’s making his NHL debut — will be the eighth rookie to play for the Islanders this season. He’ll also give the team a decidedly fresh-faced look up front, joining the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders 5, Boston Bruins 3

raziness, just absolute craziness for the second game in a row. The New York Islanders mounted another unlikely road comeback just when things looked bad, and came away with a 5-3 victory on New Year's Eve in Boston. Another lethargic opening period for the Islanders had them down 1-0 at the first intermission, but this time they responded quickly in the second and tied it at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders use 3-goal 1st period to blank Red Wings

Holding onto leads late in games has been an issue for the New York Islanders this season. However, it wasn't a problem on Monday night. Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for his 56th career shutout in the New York Islanders' 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. The Islanders scored all of their goals in the first period. ''We just wanted to stick with...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders blank Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for his 56th career shutout in the New York Islanders' 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Kyle Okposo, Michael Grabner, Casey Cizikas scored for New York. The Islanders have only won three of their past 17 (3-10-4). Petr Mrazek stopped 16 shots for Detroit. Okposo opened the scoring with 9:03 left in the first when...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Home Woes Continue; Red Wings Get Shutout 3-0

  The Detroit Red Wings came into tonight’s game off of a big 5-4 shootout victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Red Wings seemed to be turning things in the right direction by winning two games in a row after dropping six straight. The Red Wings seemed to regress once again as they dropped this game 3-0. The Red Wings did not get things going the way they wanted to in...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Petriw: Isles Rangers Preview and I need your help hockey fans

I’m not sure what will come first; I get over this nagging cold or the Islanders win a game. The Isles travel to the garden tonight to face off with the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Evgeni Nabokov will make his third straight start in net and since returning from injured reserve he has looked outstanding. Casey Cizikas will return to the lineup after recovering from...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings score 3 in 3rd to stun Isles

Tyler Toffoli deflected in the winning goal with 1:27 left for the Los Angeles Kings, who scored three times in the third period to stun the New York Islanders 3-2 Thursday night. Toffoli, who has a five-game point streak, tipped in Jake Muzzin's drive past surprised goalie Kevin Poulin to cap the comeback. Tanner Pearson had tied it 2-2 with 7:45 left with a power-play goal...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Seth Jones’ First Goal “Unbelievable”

The Nashville Predators and New York Islanders were knotted up in a scoreless tie at the beginning of the second period on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena when New York’s Casey Cizikas went to the penalty box for boarding Eric Nystrom. At 1:03, David Legwand found rookie Seth Jones at the top of the left faceoff circle and the rest is history. “The seam was there and I was...
Via The Predatorial
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders takes public transportation to Barclays Center

How do you get  play hockey at Barclays Center? Practice, practice, practice. Then take the LIRR. That's exactly how the Islanders got to say Hello Brooklyn and get a look at their future home on Thursday after taking the Long Island Railroad to the ice inside Brooklyn’s House That Jay Z Built for training camp. The team left together from Garden City, Long Island...
Via The Other Paper
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Line That Helped Save the Islanders Season

[caption id="attachment_142" align="alignleft" width="300"] image provided by[/caption] When the Islanders went into Madison Square Garden this past Valentine's Day for a showdown with the Rangers, things were not going well. After a quick start, the Isles were on a five game losing streak going into this game, and the losing streak...
Via Sports Blog Net
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Casey Cizikas gets hit in throat by skate, amazingly uninjured

New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas managed to escape a scary incident without injury in the first period of game six against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Cizikas was forechecking on Simon Despres when he laid a hit down that caused Despres to spin like a top.  Despres was off balance and his skate came up and hit Cizikas in the throat and miraculously Cizikas was not injured...
Via Diehardsport
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Isles even series at 2-2

The New York Islanders will head to Pittsburgh with an even series, tied at two games a piece. While two of the last three games of this best of seven will be on the road, the eight seed from Long Island looks poised to make a move on the Eastern Conference favorite, Penguins.John Tavares scored the game winning goal 10:11 into the third period and Casey Cizikas added another late...
Via Steel City Sports Report
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Young New York Islanders Enjoying First NHL Playoff Experience

By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey) Getty Images UNIONDALE, N.Y. – For a good number of players on the New York Islanders roster, the teams first round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins is their first taste of what the playoffs are like. “It’s been unbelievable,” Casey Cizikas said of the first playoff experience of his NHL career. “You grow up your whole life, and...
Via The Hockey Guys
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: And Then There was One

Nabokov in net and Visnovsky on the couch. This game will be interesting in Buffalo with a team that is out of the playoffs. Let's get the party started. I'm sure you've already been chatting about it. I'm just late to the party. Bets? Sabres or Isles? Which will it be I will agree with Butchie that Casey Cizikas is the biggest surprise of the season...
Via HockeyBuzz
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers-Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders have been able to overcome some rough performances at home by posting one of the league's best road records, which bodes well for a playoff-hopeful team set to finish the regular season with an extended road trip. Lately, though, they've been playing well no matter the venue. New York looks to conclude its home slate by earning at least a point in...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers at Islanders game preview

Game time: 5 p.m. TV: FOX Sports Florida The New York Islanders are the worst home team in the NHL, and their recent issues in the third period aren't doing them any favors. The Islanders will try address those concerns and conclude an unpleasant four-game homestand on a positive note Sunday against the league-worst Florida Panthers. New York (13-15-3) is three points behind...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers-Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are the worst home team in the NHL, and their recent issues in the third period aren't doing them any favors. The Islanders will try address those concerns and conclude an unpleasant four-game homestand on a positive note Sunday against the league-worst Florida Panthers. New York (13-15-3) is three points behind the New York Rangers and Carolina, who...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators-Islanders Preview

As the Ottawa Senators look to build on a rare decisive victory, the New York Islanders hope to have gleaned a lesson from a third-period meltdown that almost cost them a win in their latest contest. Each team tries for a third consecutive victory when the Senators visit the Islanders on Tuesday night. Ottawa (15-8-6) went 5-2-4 during a stretch of 11 consecutive one-goal games...
Via Fox Sports
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers' rally falls short in loss to Islanders

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Islanders nearly paid for relaxing too early against the Florida Panthers. Nursing a three-goal lead in the third period, the Islanders got quite a jolt when the Panthers rallied to tie it with three goals in less than two minutes. But Casey Cizikas broke that tie, and the Islanders held on to beat the Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night. "We...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders 4, Panthers 3

Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame Saturday night. Cizikas took a pass from Colin McDonald from behind the net and got it past goalie Scott Clemmensen from the left of the crease at 12:55. Kyle Okposo, Radek Martinek and Brad Boyes also scored, and Evgeni...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Isles Vs Panthers: Almost gave it away

If not for Casey Cizikas and the grinding line is on, this game would have been another Isles loss. It was going so well. it was it was a three to zippo lead and the Panthers were given two minutes to score three goals. I don't even know how that happened. But it looked like a typical islander defensive breakdown. Sadly Matt Moulson looked like he was skating with lead...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Casey Cizikas hits Alex Galchenyuk into bench Islanders’ bench

Mid-way through the New York Islanders-Montreal Canadiens game, Islanders forward Casey Cizikas delivered this booming hit to Canadiens rookie Alex Galchenyuk.  Galchenyuk was far enough away from the boards that he went head over heels into the Islanders’ bench.  No one was hurt, but this was definitely a “Welcome to the NHL” moment for Galchenyuk.  The Islanders went on...
Via Diehardsport
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Casey Cizikas checks Canadiens’ Alex Galchenyuk into the bench (VIDEO)`

New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas played the role of extremely hospitable host by escorting Canadiens rookie Alex Galchenyuk to the bench Tuesday night during the Isles’ 6-3 win. Cizikas was credited for an assist for this nice “how do ya do?” that is brought to you en Francais!  Hourra!
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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