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Deke Squad All-Star Edition: Offense, D, Special Teams & Coaching

There are four separate but equal writers on this collaboration. Each brings you their slant on New York Islanders hockey. Here, Rich, Chris, Eric, and Jon give you their story. Welcome to the Deke Squad! – ALL-STAR EDITION Topics up for discussion: Midseason Report Cards Today, the boys on Deke Squad break down the New York Islanders’ performance as the season takes a break...
Via Islanders Insight
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: By The Numbers (Vol. 4)

Something strange is happening. With each addition of “By the Numbers,” the New York Islanders seem to get better and better. Coincidence? 100%. But let’s just assume these have some magical powers behind them. The Islanders have played 46 games and head into the All-Star break atop the tight Metropolitan Division with 63 points. They’ve reached 30 wins in franchise-record...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Need to ‘Backup’ Their Winning Ways

There’s nothing remiss in saying that the New York Islanders have a goaltending issue to remedy. It’s not a problem, but it’s an issue that can become one in relative short order. Backup goaltender and former Boston Bruin Chad Johnson is not living up to his expectations, much to the dismay of all those involved. There’s nothing salvageable from his play at the moment, with...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Pregame Report

New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens Pregame Report When: Saturday, January 17, 2015Where: Bell Center, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM There’s no time to celebrate for the Islanders and their fans as the team looks to bring down another Eastern Conference leader...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Batten Down The Hatches: Islanders Top Shelf: 1/11/15

The New York Islanders executed their first sixty minute complete effort in weeks last night in Columbus, defeating the Blue Jackets by a score of 5-2. It was the second straight win for New York and on the tail end of a back to back, making the significance that much greater. It also came with backup goaltender Chad Johnson in goal, hopefully giving the struggling netminder some...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

High Five: Isles Get First Ever Regulation Win in Columbus

TONIGHT’S RECAP Good news, Islanders fans: a three-goal third period lead was held. And it was done so quite impressively as the Isles win their second straight, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Center by a score of 5-2. Columbus has not been a friendly place for the Islanders. Entering Saturday night, they were 1-7-2 all-time against the Blue Jackets in their...
Via Islanders Insight
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders use big second period get better of Blue Jackets

  Brian Strait had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders used a three-goal second period to power past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Matt Martin, Anders Lee and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders, who remained in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a second win in as many nights. Ryan Strome and Thomas Hickey each had...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders use big second period to top Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Brian Strait had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders used a three-goal second period to power past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Matt Martin, Anders Lee and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders, who remained in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a second win in as many nights. Ryan Strome and Thomas...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders At Columbus Blue Jackets: Pregame Report

NEW YORK ISLANDERS AT COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS PREGAME REPORT When: Saturday, January 10, 2015Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM After last night’s emotional, come-from-behind, overtime win, tonight’s game can go one of two ways. Either the Islanders ...
Via Islanders Insight
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 1/9/14

The New York Islanders return to the East Coast, and their next four games are to be played against Metropolitan Division rivals. Thirteen straight games will be played against Eastern Conference opponents. With the Islanders only three points ahead of the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, has their been any stretch as crucial as this one in 2014-15? Anyways, the 10 things...
Via Islanders Insight
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 1/2/14

The Winter Classic is supposed to be one of the NHL’s biggest events of the season, but this year’s game between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationals Park didn’t seem to draw too much interest.Don’t get me wrong: the game was great, as was the atmosphere, but I think the NHL has to do a better job getting these games in iconic venues. Last year’s...
Via Islanders Insight
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Price stops 37 shots to lift Canadiens to win over Islanders

  Carey Price made 37 saves, and Andrei Markov and Brendan Gallagher scored second-period goals as the Montreal Canadiens cooled off the New York Islanders with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night. Markov, in his 800th NHL game, and Gallagher beat backup goalie Chad Johnson 5:17 apart to erase a 1-0 deficit. Montreal has won five of six, with Price allowing two goals or fewer in each game...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps beats Isles 5-2 at Verizon Center

The Washington Capitals got a much needed Metro Division win with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.  The win evenly splits a home and home series with the Isles. The Capitals drove up a 2-0 lead in the first period, before collapsing late, and heading into the first intermission in a 2-2 tie and feeling deflated.  Andre Burakovsky scored his 4th of the season on the Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Game time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. It's taken the New York Islanders almost seven years to win five straight games. Judging by the improvements they've made, win streaks should be coming around much more frequently this season. New York faces a difficult challenge Saturday night when it visits a Tampa Bay Lightning team aiming to rebound from its first...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov leads Avalanche to 5-0 win over Islanders

Semyon Varlamov stopped 40 shots and earned his 14th career shutout as the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 5-0 at the Pepsi Center on Thursday night. Varlamov has now stopped 89-of-91 shots in the last two games. The Avalanche (3-4-4) have earned at least one point in five consecutive games. Cody McLeod set the tone early with a goal just 2:34 into the game. Jan Hejda...
Via Mile High Sports
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson stops 30 shots to lead Islanders over Bruins

  Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Bruins played the last 50 minutes without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, who left in the first period with an undisclosed injury...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Johnson Makes Timely Save To Give Islanders 3-2 Win Over Bruins (Video)

The Boston Bruins gave it all they had in the final minutes of their matchup with the New York Islanders, but Isles goalkeeper Chad Johnson kept his team out of trouble. With just over 20 seconds on the clock, the B’s were down by one goal and were being aggressive at the net. Forwards Carl Soderberg and Reilly Smith each made a shot on goal, but Johnson wasn’t letting anything...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson stops 30 shots, Islanders beat Bruins 3-2

BOSTON (AP) Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The Bruins played the last 50 minutes without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara, who left in the first period with an undisclosed...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Expected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Islanders

BOSTON — The New York Islanders are in town and two former Bruins will play key roles in their chances of defeating the Original Six club Thursday night at TD Garden. Veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk will face the Bruins for the first time since he was traded to the Islanders on Oct. 4. He’s already made a strong impact on the Isles blue line with two goals and four assists...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Goalie Chad Johnson To Start Against Former Bruins Teammates

BOSTON — New York Islanders backup goalie Chad Johnson will make his second start of the season Thursday night at TD Garden against his former Bruins teammates. Islanders head coach Jack Capuano confirmed the news during his morning availability. Johnson is 1-0 with the Isles in two appearances. He’s posted a 2.25 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. The 28-year...
Via NESN.com
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: New York Islanders

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the New York Islanders  By: Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) 2013 Season: 34-37-11  79pts – (8th Metropolitan Division; 14th Eastern Conference) Free Agents Signed: Cory Conchar, Buffalo (LW/RW) Jaroslav Halak, Washington Capitals...
Via The PensNation
October 07, 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...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Boston Bruins

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Boston Bruins. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Boston Bruins 2013-14 Season: 54-19-9 117 points – (1st Atlantic Division; 1st Eastern Conference) While the Bruins did not add any NHL players this offseason, they did sign...
Via The PensNation
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Has Sights Set On Earning Bruins Backup Goalkeeper Role

Chad Johnson signed with the New York Islanders in free agency this offseason, and the Boston Bruins now need someone to stand behind Tuukka Rask in the backup goalkeeper role. Niklas Svedberg wants to be that man. “I’m going to try to have a good camp here and deserve a spot,” Svedberg told reporters Tuesday after his first day back on the ice for informal practices at Ristuccia...
Via NESN.com
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New York Islanders

Last year: 34-37-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 14 points. Key additions: Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin, Cory Conacher, Chad Johnson, T.J. Brennan Key subtractions: Evgeni Nabokov, Radek Martinek (likely) Franchise direction: The Islanders’ rebuild has been very slow, but it really does look like things are starting to change. The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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