Chad Johnson Ready to Make a Good First Impression in Sabres Debut vs the Senators

Chad Johnson #30 of the New York Islanders makes a save against the Arizona Coyotes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) The newly acquired Chad Johnson will get the nod in goal tonight for the Buffalo Sabres against the Ottawa Senators. The start will be Johnson’s first since being...
Via The Sports Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Add Necessary Insurance Between the Pipes

Newly acquired goaltender Michal Neuvirth warms up for the New York Islanders. Photo Courtesy of ESPN Garth Snow, the general manager of the New York Islanders (41-21-3, 85 points) may not have been in a frenzy at this year’s NHL trade deadline but he didn’t stand idly by either. The GM on Long Island made one move in particular that won’t be as heralded as some others but...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres deadline day recap by @lukewachob

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) You spent the whole season afraid of the Edmonton Oilers. You forgot that the original architect of our tank job is now part of another...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

While the Tampa Bay Lightning made minor moves as they compete for the Atlantic Division crown, the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres continued their rebuild at the trade deadline. It's uncertain who the visiting Sabres will start in net after Monday's deals, but new addition Braydon Coburn is expected to be available for a Tampa Bay team seeking its fourth straight win in the season series...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders get goalie Neuvirth in trade from Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders have acquired goalie Michal Neuvirth from the Buffalo Sabres for goaltender Chad Johnson and a 2016 third-round pick. The Sabres have now traded two goalies this season after sending Jhonas Enroth to Dallas last month. Buffalo also traded forward Matt Flynn to Montreal for a 2016 fifth-round pick Monday as they continue to rebuild through...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Should Consider Splitting Playing Time In Goal

Chad Johnson‘s last four starts in the Islanders’ goal have been a welcome site for Garth Snow, Jack Capuano and Islanders’ fans. The goaltender, who has often caught the ire of critics after strings of poor performances this season, has clearly turned a corner and is performing like the goalie Snow envisioned when he signed him to a two year deal worth 2.6 million dollars...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|25|15

The Islanders exploded in the third period of last night’s game against the Coyotes, scoring four goals in approximately six minutes, which led the way to the team’s 40th win of the season. The Isles remain at the top of the Metropolitan Division, currently two points ahead of the second place New York Rangers. Chad Johnson played another strong game, making 27 saves on 28 shots...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals 3, N.Y. Islanders 2: Highlights, Recap, Reaction

The Washington Capitals moved within four points of the first place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division after their 3-2 shootout win over the Isles. Evgeny Kuznetsov beat Isles goalie Chad Johnson in the first round of the shootout. That’s all the Capitals needed because goalie Braden Holtby stopped all...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|18|15

The Islanders returned to action yesterday after a heartbreaker on Long Island against the Rangers, and responded well. The Isles beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 yesterday, with Chad Johnson making 37 saves in net. If there was ever a time the Islanders needed Johnson to win a game, it was last night. Long Island’s hockey team was expected to come out sluggish after a track meet...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Backup G Johnson makes 37 saves, carries Islanders over Hurricanes

  Backup Chad Johnson made 37 saves and four players scored to lead the New York Islanders past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night. Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Michael Grabner and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, who took a 3-0 lead in the season series between the first- and last-place teams in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders improved to 19-3 against the...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 61

There’s a first time for everything. Like trying eel or going mountain climbing. Or if you are Chad Johnson, it’s losing in Boston as the Islanders slump continues. Nothing like a quick turnaround to remedy things. While we looked back on an old coach on Day 64, we’ll be doing the same with 61 days remaining until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum. But this...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

BOSTON — The Bruins open a difficult weekend back-to-back with a game Saturday night against the New York Islanders before a Sunday night showdown versus the rival Montreal Canadiens. Boston is expected to start Saturday’s matchup with the same lineup that was used at the beginning of Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers. B’s head coach Claude Julien has switched...
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders At Boston Bruins: Pregame Report

New York Islanders at Boston Bruins: Pregame Report When: Saturday, February 7th, 2015Where: TD Garden, Boston, MATime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG2+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM Tonight, the New York Islanders (33-17-1) visit the Boston Bruins (27-17-7) for the third and final meeting between the two teams this season. The teams...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Islanders Preview: Boston, New York End Season Series At TD Garden

The Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will play for the final time in the regular season Sunday at TD Garden, but Boston cannot overlook its Saturday night opponent. The New York Islanders are in town and present a difficult matchup for the Bruins. Similar to the New York Rangers, who beat the Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night, the Islanders are capable of exposing Boston’s defense with...
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 65

Hopefully you folks are not getting as tired of this countdown as Colin McDonald is of going back and forth between Long Island and Bridgeport. It’s the first time the Islanders have experienced a losing-streak during our countdown. Pretty impressive that it hasn’t occurred until the 65 days mark. While we applaud the goaltending of Jaroslav Halak and question that of Chad Johnson...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Hope Penalties Don’t ‘KILL’ Playoff Aspirations

The New York Islanders have had a great, renaissance-type season in 2014-15. After being the league’s doormat both in the standings and all over network hockey programs everywhere – remember we were once referred to as a ‘dumpster-fire’ – the rebuild finally took shape and with some clever additions by general manager Garth Snow, the team currently sits at 32-16-1, top...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders vs Detroit Red Wings: Pregame Report

New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings: Pregame Report When: Saturday, January 31, 2015Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MichiganTime: 2:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders look to get back on track as well as continue their dominance of the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis arena...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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January 24, 2015  |  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
January 21, 2015  |  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...
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January 20, 2015  |  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...
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January 11, 2015  |  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...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders 2014 Year In Review

It certainly was the most eventful of years for the New York Islanders hockey club. After a finish to the 2013-14 season that left them in last place in the Metropolitan division with a record of 34-37-11 for 79 points, general manager Garth Snow went out and addressed several of the team’s most glaring weaknesses before September had set in but saved perhaps his best work for...
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January 01, 2015  |  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...
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November 28, 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
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