Islanders Swept In Split Squad Scrimmages, Video Becomes Story

The New York Islanders continued their march towards the October 9th season opener at Barclays Center by playing two split squad pre-season games this evening. A squad traveled south to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers as the two teams met for the third time in the exhibition campaign. Despite a goal from Bracken Kearns and a laser beam from Casey Cizikas, it was a night to forget...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Grabner

Part four of our over/under series continues with a look at the final Islanders forwards from last season – three of which are very likely to have spots and one who will have to fight extremely hard in training camp to earn minutes. Up next are the defenseman and goaltending as we get closer and closer to training camp physicals, which are set for Thursday, September 17. Links...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Eric Boulton

Eric Boulton Season: 10 GP – 2 G – 0 A – 2 PTS — 30 PIM — -1 Career: 648 GP – 31 G – 48 A – 79 PTS — 1,419 PIM — -35 Contract: UFA 2014-15 Season Recap Eric Boulton played in ten games for the New York Islanders last season. Outside the celebrated fourth line of Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck, Boulton was another forward on the blue and orange...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Casey Cizikas

Casey Cizikas Season: 70 GP – 9 G – 9 A – 18 PTS — 24 PIM — minus-2 Career: 210 GP – 21 G –  32A – 53  PTS — 74 PIM — minus-13 Contract: $1.000M cap hit through 2015-16 (RFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Part of what Don Cherry called “the best fourth line in hockey,” Casey Cizikas is probably one of the more underrated players on the Islanders, and perhaps...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Cal Clutterbuck

Cal Clutterbuck Season: 76 GP – 7 G – 9 A – 16 Pts – 60 PIM – +1 – 343 Hits Career: 495 GP – 81 G – 64 A – 145 Pts – 55 PIM – 1710 Hits Contract: 2 years remaining at 2.75 cap hit – UFA 2014-15 Season Recap Cal Clutterbuck established himself as a valuable contributor on the Islanders’ “energy” line along side Matt Martin and Casey Cizikas. His 343...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Mysterious Trip Edition: 6/20/2015

‘Come on ref, what is this? FIFA?’ I have no other reason for choosing today’s featured image other than I like it. Casey Cizikas tripping – and I use that term loosely – Rangers Jesper Fast in a regular season game from earlier in the season at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Not much to report this summer so far. Islanders rookie mini-camp is coming with the...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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April 24, 2015  |  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...
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April 24, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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’...
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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...
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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...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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