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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Vasilevskiy records first NHL shutout, Lightning top Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Tuesday night. Steven Stamkos opened the scoring late in the first period, snapping a wrist shot past former teammate Anders Lindback. Ryan Callahan and Victor Hedman added power-play goals 1:36 apart early in the second. Lindback (2-9)...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning rookie Vasilevskiy earns 1st NHL shutout

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Tuesday night. Steven Stamkos opened the scoring late in the first period, snapping a wrist shot past former teammate Anders Lindback. Ryan Callahan and Victor Hedman added power-play goals 1:36 apart early in the second. Lindback (2-9) made...
Via AP on Fox
2 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...
Via Buffalo Wins
2 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...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres-Lightning 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...
Via AP on Fox
3 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...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Get Blown Away By Hurricane

The New York Islanders might still win the Metropolitan division this year. They also might lose it by a point or two. If the latter scenario plays out, they will look back to this game as one they let slip from their grasp. There are no sure things in today’s NHL. No easy wins. No pushover teams. But when you are at home, playing a team that is in last place in your division with...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Fly Around Potential Hurricane

Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Saturday, February 28, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumTime: 5:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders (41-20-2) will look to build on the first place lead they regained in the Metropolitan Division when they take on the Carolina...
Via Islanders Insight
5 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...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  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...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Dominant Third Sends Coyotes Home Howling

TONIGHT’S RECAP The New York Islanders (39-20-2) faced off against the Arizona Coyotes (20-33-7) tonight for the second and final time this season. This time at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. There were some interesting story lines entering the game. Nothing compared to Nick Leddy signing a seven-year contract extension earlier in the day, but fans were also excited to...
Via Islanders Insight
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders roll past Coyotes, maintain Metro Division lead

  Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat - his first goal in the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes falter in third period against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie, and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat -- his first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  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. https://twitter.com/washcaps/status/569233273811038210/photo/1 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...
Via KCM Sports
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Islanders Insight
15 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  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...
Via Islanders Insight
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eriksson scores winner in 3rd as Bruins earn win over Islanders

  Loui Eriksson scored the go-ahead goal with 7:34 left in the third period and Tuukka Rask stopped 39 shots to lift the surging Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders Saturday night for their ninth win in 12 games. Patrice Bergeron added a first-period, power-play goal for the Bruins, who have collected points in 14 of their last 16 games (10-2-4). John Tavares...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  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...
Via Islanders Insight
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Islanders Insight
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...
Via Islanders Insight
January 31, 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
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