New York Islanders Backup Goaltending Saga

View image | Going into the 2015 off season there weren’t many needs on the New York Islanders checklist for General Manager Garth Snow to obtain in order to improve the team going into a pivotal 2015-16 inaugural season at the Islanders new home at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. The most pressing area of concern & the position that needed the biggest...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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March 06, 2015  |  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

Keep On Keepin’ On – Red’s Rewind: Volume XVI

Welcome to Red’s Rewind: a weekly look at the New York Islanders through the eyes of a redhead… Looking Back At a time in the season when it’s crucial for any team to be grabbing as many points as possible, it’s clear that the Islanders have put their best effort forward every night to do exactly that. However, this week the team was not rewarded as much as they’ve been...
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February 23, 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

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 2/14/15

The New York Islanders continue their long stretch of home play as they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets during what will be yet another winter storm with wind-driven snow expected to hit the area this evening into tomorrow morning. Good thing the team does not have to leave the friendly confines of home just yet as they remain in their local zip code for a match with the charging...
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February 14, 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

Bruins Bear Down In Third, Slip Past Islanders 2-1

TONIGHT’S RECAP Well, it’s official. The Islanders are in their first prolonged slump of the season. The Isles made a valiant effort, but fell to the Bruins 2-1, Saturday night in Boston. The Islanders are clearly missing Kyle Okposo. They just do not have the same jump, and they have not been scoring at nearly the same pace. The Islanders have lost four of the last five. Aside...
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February 07, 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

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

Wings Soar Above Islanders 4-1

TONIGHT’S RECAP Special teams did the Islanders in on Saturday afternoon at the Joe Louis Arena as they dropped their second consecutive game, 4-1. It was the first time the Islanders have lost in Detroit in 10 years. The league’s best power play unit took no time in making the Islanders pay for an early Mikhail Grabovski mistake. Three and a half minutes into the game, the winger...
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January 31, 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

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
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

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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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