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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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Islanders Preview

Given their play there this season, the New York Islanders would probably just as soon continue to make Nassau Coliseum their home beyond 2015. The Islanders look to put the finishing touches on a successful home-heavy stretch and complete a season sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday evening. A playoff appearance is becoming increasingly more likely for the Islanders in...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Rangers Tie for Top Spot Great for Hockey

It’s not a question of balancing one’s fandom with objective analysis, or succumbing to partiality as a means of appearing unbiased. Not in the least. The facts are these: the New York Rangers tying the Islanders for the top spot in the Eastern Conference last night is the best thing to happen to the Isles, the Blueshirts, New York City and New York City hockey since both respective...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Hockey Strategy: February 27th

View image | gettyimages.com Below I’ve got a discussion of the best matchups and potential stacks of the day followed by cash game rankings for tonight’s DraftKings contests. At the bottom of the post I’ve embedded my research chart for the day. Here is just a snippet of the chart I’ll use to explain what you’re looking at. First the colors. Purple/blue is amazeballs...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Some Islanders Traditions Will Never Go Away

Since the inception of the New York Islanders in 1972, they have provided a level of access and availability that most professional teams do not offer. There was a reason they had their victory parades in the early 1980’s on Hempstead Turnpike, as opposed to other more prestigious locations. That was simply because they not only wanted, but needed to share the experience with their...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames-Islanders Preview

After ending their recent slide, the Calgary Flames now need to contain one of their nemeses as they continue battling for a wild card in the Western Conference. John Tavares looks to avoid his longest goal drought of the season by continuing his success against visiting Calgary on Friday night when the New York Islanders resume their quest for the Metropolitan Division crown. The...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 44

It’s only fitting that we hit the double fours on our countdown after the Islanders put up a four-spot in the third period in last night’s win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Wait a sec….they’re the what Coyotes, now? Forty four days until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum as we look at one of the newest Islanders defensemen fighting to stay on a team with plenty...
Via Islanders Insight
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders the Best Team in the NHL?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks John...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Nick Leddy to seven-year deal

The New York Islanders announced Tuesday that Nick Leddy has agreed to terms on a seven-year contract, signing through the 2021-22 season. Leddy’s deal is worth $38.5 million, $5.5 AAV. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 24, 2015   “Nick has proven to be an elite defenseman in this league at a young age,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow said...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look for Home Cooking Against Canucks

Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Saturday, February 22, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumTime: 6:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders are playing their second game in as many days, and are coming off a shootout loss against the Washington Capitals. Even though New...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 2/20/15

It has been a pretty wacky week for the New York Islanders. The Islanders went from defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, to losing a heartbreaker to the New York Rangers at the Nassau Coliseum on Monday. Then, the Islanders went out to Carolina, in an ice storm, and beat the Hurricanes, 4-1, only to come back home and steamroll the NHL-best Nashville Predators,...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators' six-game winning streak ends against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders didn't let the NHL-leading Nashville Predators push them around in their last visit to Long Island. The last one in the regular season, at least. No, the Predators won't be back at Nassau Coliseum again unless these surprising upstart clubs march their way to a Stanley Cup finals matchup. As far-fetched as that might have seemed in October...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators' six-game winning streak ends against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders didn't let the NHL-leading Nashville Predators push them around in their last visit to Long Island. The last one in the regular season, at least. No, the Predators won't be back at Nassau Coliseum again unless these surprising upstart clubs march their way to a Stanley Cup finals matchup. As far-fetched as that might have seemed in October...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
8 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Vs Carolina Hurricanes: Pregame Report

New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes: Pregame Report When: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NCTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (37-19-1, 75 points) had a tough night last night. They played what was perhaps their worst defensive game of the season, and...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Make One Less Mistake, Defeat Isles 6-5

TONIGHT’S RECAP In what was set up to be a grudge match between two of the most fierce rivals in the National Hockey League turned out to be just that. The New York Rangers came marching into Uniondale with both teams playing extremely well (Isles winners of 4 straight and Rangers 9 wins in last 13 games) and a chance to cut into a four point deficit at the top of the Metropolitan...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Vs New York Rangers: Pregame Report

New York Rangers at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Monday, February 16th, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum , Uniondale, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (37-18-1, 75 points) look to extend their dominance against the New York Rangers (33-16-5, 71 points...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Going Full Tilt Over Islanders-Rangers Matchup

The New York Islanders and New York Rangers get ready to renew their rivalry on ice as the two teams prepare to battle for the fourth time this season tonight at the Nassau Coliseum. Fans should be treated to a wonderful playoff like atmosphere as both teams come in playing excellent hockey with the extra motivation that these games always produce. The Islanders have won four straight...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Notebook: Tavares, Lee and Halak in the hunt for hardware

While the Islanders penalty kill is approaching all-time low, John Tavares, Anders Lee and Jaroslav Halak are drawing rave reviews. The post Islanders Notebook: Tavares, Lee and Halak in the hunt for hardware appeared first on Along the Boards.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Rivalry Success, Islanders Still The Underdog

The Islanders and Rangers face off for the fourth time Monday night. The Isles have owned the Rangers this season going 3-0 against them in three games played. But, with just 26 games remaining in the season, and the Islanders clinging to a two-point lead on Pittsburgh, and a three-point lead on the Rangers, every single game is important, especially inside the division. The crowd...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 54

Nothing like a third period explosion and a first line clinic to help build confidence going into Monday against the Rangers. Columbus had always been a team that the Islanders had not played necessarily well against, but their recent run against them…and the entire Metropolitan Division for that matter has been extremely impressive. Four points apiece for John Tavares and Anders...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bailey and Tavares score 2 each in Isles' win over Blue Jackets

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Josh Bailey scored two goals in the first period, John Tavares had two goals and two assists, and the New York Islanders fought off two rallies by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 6-3 victory on Saturday night. Tavares set up Bailey twice early and then gave New York two- and three-goal leads in the third. The Islanders have won four straight and six of seven...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bailey, Tavares score 2 each in Islanders' win over Blue Jackets

  Josh Bailey scored two goals in the first period, John Tavares had two goals and two assists, and the New York Islanders fought off two rallies by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 6-3 victory on Saturday night. Tavares set up Bailey twice early and then gave New York two- and three-goal leads in the third. The Islanders have won four straight and six of seven. Ryan Strome and Frans...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bailey and Tavares score 2 each in Isles' win over Blue Jackets

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Josh Bailey scored two goals in the first period, John Tavares had two goals and two assists, and the New York Islanders fought off two rallies by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 6-3 victory on Saturday night. Tavares set up Bailey twice early and then gave New York two- and three-goal leads in the third. The Islanders have won four straight and six of seven...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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