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Nassau Coliseum’s Greatest Moment: 27 to 23

Some moments win games, some moments win championships, but very few professional sports organizations have produced a moment that sports historians can qualify as a moment that influenced an entire culture. The New York Islanders have. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was or what exactly a crosstown rival is doing in the playoffs right now if you want to appreciate its significance...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|6|15- Goodbye, Old Friend

The ice at the Nassau Coliseum was removed yesterday, obviously marking the final ice removal of the Long Island staple. This really hit home for many, as those who still had not felt the impact of Game 7 came to see a Coliseum with, save the banners in the rafters, no resemblance to the hockey team that played there for 43 seasons. Although the arena will be hosting concerts throughout...
Via Islanders Insight
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|1|15

In not so surprising news, John Tavares was nominated as a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, as the league’s most valuable player. The 24-year-old was second in the league in points with 86, and set a career high in goals with 38. Despite getting off to a slow start for his standards, Tavares found his scoring touch as the season went on, and as the trophy he is contending...
Via Islanders Insight
24 days ago  |  Discuss

SNUBBED: Devan Dubnyk left off the list of Hart Trophy finalists

According to NHL.com, “The Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team.” Sure, Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares, and Carey Price played pivotal roles in their team’s success all season long, but how can anyone justify that Devan Dubnyk wasn’t just as valuable― if not more valuable to the Wild than any of those guys were...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4|30|15

For the second time in three seasons, New York Islanders captain John Tavares has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, annually awarded to the “player judged most valuable to his team” in the National Hockey League, and it’s pretty remarkable when you think about it. Before the 2014-15 season began, many were uncertain on whether or not Tavares would be able...
Via Islanders Insight
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares, Carey Price Finalists for NHL’s Hart Trophy

NEW YORK — Washington forward Alex Ovechkin, Montreal goalie Carey Price and New York Islanders forward John Tavares are the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season with the top three designated finalists. The...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Price, Tavares finalists for Hart Trophy, as NHL's MVP

  Washington forward Alex Ovechkin, Montreal goalie Carey Price and New York Islanders forward John Tavares are the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's player most valuable player. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists and announced Wednesday. The winner...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Tavares Named Hart Trophy Finalist

New York Islanders captain John Tavares has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy for the second time in three seasons. The award is given to the player ‘who is judged to have been the most valuable to his team’ during the 2014-15 season. He will be going up against some stiff competition for sure as Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, who led the NHL in wins...
Via Islanders Insight
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin, Price, Tavares finalists for Hart Memorial Trophy

NEW YORK (AP) Washington forward Alex Ovechkin, Montreal goalie Carey Price and New York Islanders forward John Tavares are the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's player most valuable player. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated finalists and announced Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin Named Finalist for NHL Hart Trophy

View image | gettyimages.com Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is in a familiar position, as a finalist for the Hart Trophy, the award given for the NHL’s most valuable player in the regular season. Ovechkin already has three Hart trophies in his possession. Another would give him the most since Wayne Gretzky won his ninth in 1989. Ovechkin claimed his fifth Maurice...
Via KCM Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight: 4|28|15- Thank You

The Islanders were eliminated from the 2014-15 postseason last night, losing 2-1 in the decisive Game 7 to the Washington Capitals. The loss ends the Isles’ (mainly) fairy-tale season, and more importantly, the reign of the Nassau Coliseum. New York will now be playing their games in Brooklyn, sharing the Barclays Center with the Brooklyn Nets. This short blurb could be an angry...
Via Islanders Insight
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Finish Year of Almosts With Game 7 Loss

This one hurt more than most. The Islanders surprised everyone with a 101 point regular season and looked unstoppable in the first half of the year. But injuries caught up with them and they stumbled down the stretch. What was looking like a first place finish turned into a third place finish and another year of almost. The Isles almost had home ice. They almost made it to Round...
Via Islanders Insight
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders force Game 7

Heading into Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders faced elimination from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs trailing the series 3-2 against the Washington Capitals. After a bad 5-1 loss in Game 5, the Islanders were able to pull it back together and play a great game in front of an energetic crowd at what could potentially be the last game played at the...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders score twice in third, beat Capitals to force Game 7

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be the franchise's final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Capitals 3-1 to force Game 7

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be the franchise's final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Steiner Sports To Crash Coliseum Party – Save 15% With Insight!

In 1987, Brandon Steiner took $4,000 out of the bank and launched Steiner Associates, a sports marketing company with a one-room office he shared with a single intern. Today Steiner Sports Marketing & Memorabilia, now owned by Omnicom, is the most successful company of its kind, generating $50 million in annual revenue and employing 100 people. Steiner’s company has been at...
Via Islanders Insight
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Have Opportunity To Tighten Caps: Game Four Pregame

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals: Game 4: Pregame Report When: Sunday, April 21st, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 7:30 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+, USA Network (out of local market)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM With a win tonight, the New York Islanders can put a strangle-hold on the Washington Capitals in front of what is sure to be a sell...
Via Islanders Insight
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Who’s Hot & Who’s Not Heading into the NHL Playoffs

As the NHL regular season draws to a close, hockey fans from coast-to-coast will be gathering in bars, board rooms and man-caves to take part in that annual ritual known as the NHL Playoff Pool Draft. With so many teams so close in the NHL standings entering the final weekend of the campaign, and the NHL’s revamped bracketed playoff format pitting some of the league’s top performing...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Game Four Edition

Tonight the New York Islanders are poised to take this opening round playoff series by the throat and squeeze ever so tightly. Saturday’s overtime victory at the hands of captain John Tavares continues this team’s flare for dramatics—a characteristic that underpins this team’s postseason pedigree. The game plan moving forward is a simple one: sick the fourth line on anything...
Via Islanders Insight
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Nassau Coliseum Yielding High Average Ticket Prices For Final Run

Although it’s disappointing that the Nassau Coliseum will not be the home of the New York Islanders at the conclusion of this season, there’s still time to create magical moments at the “Old Barn”. Sunday afternoon was one of them, as the captain, John Tavares, won the faceoff and scored 15 seconds into the overtime period to take a 2-1 series lead against the Washington...
Via Islanders Insight
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown lead

The ice has tilted back in favor of the New York Islanders after an exciting early overtime goal scored by the captain John Tavares. After dominating the first two periods thanks in part to the raucous crowd at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders squandered their good play by letting up a Capitals goal midway through the […] The post Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders captain John Tavares wastes no time in OT as he chips a rolling puck by Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to give the Islanders a 2-1 series lead

Islanders captain John Tavares wasted no time in overtime as he chipped a rolling puck by Capitals goalie Braden Holtby to give the Islanders a 2-1 series lead yesterday.Bam!Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4/20/15

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin spoke, and New York Islanders fans heard and responded in a 2-1 overtime win at the Nassau Coliseum. He probably won’t say it right now, but Islanders fans were loud in yesterday afternoon’s victory, rocking the barn from start to finish. To his credit, it was Ovechkin who did everything he could do quiet the electric crowd, providing the screen...
Via Islanders Insight
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders take a 2-1 series lead

It took free hockey to decide the third game between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, not much time was needed as Islanders captain John Tavares fought through the Capitals defense and put the puck behind goalie Braden Holtby. The goal happened 15 seconds into overtime sending the home crowd into an uproar as...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders-Capitals Game Three: Contributors And Coasters

There are many who contributed to the 2-1 scoreline that today’s game three matchup between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals produced. The Islanders won the game in overtime on a John Tavares winner just 15 seconds into the sudden death session, giving New York  a 2-1 games lead in the best of seven series that is slated to resume on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately...
Via Islanders Insight
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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